Mila Zhao

United States

Teacher/School: Jacob Thompson (School of Rock Bellevue)

My name is Mila and I am 9 years old. Growing up, I was a shy little girl, but exuberant behind drums since I started jamming at four. Drumming lifts my spirits. I am thankful to all my drum teachers who have supported and encouraged me along the way. I remember when a pre-school friend told me that only men can be rock stars, my then-first drum teacher shared with me the videos of Jon Fishman performing in concerts while wearing a navy blue dress with pink polka dots, as well as inspiring videos of female drummers like Senri Kawaguchi. I am proud to be hitting like a girl. This song (In Bloom) has great energy and I love the fills. Hope you enjoy it.


  1. stweedt stweedt on April 12, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    Love your playing and energy!! Good luck and keep up the great work! 🙂

    • Mila on April 13, 2023 at 1:34 am

      Thank you so much…very encouraging!

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