Nadine Kelly

United States

Teacher/School: Tim Buell

This is year three for me.

I have been documenting my drumming journey.

This year, I challenged myself to remove my mental block to play faster and to play more fills.

I am humbled and proud of my submission.

It’s not perfect, but my new motto is “progress over perfection”. I look forward to growing even more in the years to come.

Thank you for reading and listening!


  1. DianeHirakawa DianeHirakawa on April 2, 2023 at 11:37 am

    WOW, you have really soared these last 3 years. I remember you from last year. All your grooves are dynamic and spot-on the beat. Congrats on your entry. Instead of my usual ROCK entry, I tried some SWING for something different! Love your smile at the end.

    • nadkelly nadkelly on April 3, 2023 at 10:57 am

      Thanks for your kind words Diane! I remember you too! I loved your performance!!

  2. Thien Lan on April 3, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Can’t go wrong by picking a song by the band lead by one of the best drummers ever right?
    Awesome job Nadine πŸ‘ you can definitely be proud of your submission!

    • nadkelly nadkelly on April 4, 2023 at 9:57 am

      Thank you Thien! Your kind words mean a lot to me!!

  3. Jeanine Dellorfano on April 4, 2023 at 4:29 am

    This is so great Nadine!!!!!! Solid job

  4. nadkelly nadkelly on April 4, 2023 at 9:58 am

    Thank you so very much, Jeanine! It’s so great to be encouraged by all of these amazing women like you!

  5. Carolyn Potts Carolyn Potts on April 4, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Rock on Nadine and celebrate your ‘progress’ success!!

    • nadkelly nadkelly on April 4, 2023 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you, Carolyn!!

  6. Yumiko S. on April 6, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Your performance is full of soul! wonderful!!

    • nadkelly nadkelly on April 7, 2023 at 11:53 am

      Thank you, Yumiko!!

  7. CFee CFee on April 9, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    waouh Nadine ( your name sounds great too ), go on and stay happy with your drumming. j ‘adore !

    • nadkelly nadkelly on April 11, 2023 at 10:24 am

      Thank you so much!

  8. Lachimolaladrum Lachimolaladrum on April 9, 2023 at 9:53 pm

    Yay Nadine! That was so fun to watch! I really like your cover of it – I was smiling the whole time and your smile at the end was too cute. Great groove! Do you post on instagram or YouTube? I would love to see more videos of your drumming πŸ™‚

    • nadkelly nadkelly on April 11, 2023 at 10:25 am

      I truly appreciate your kind words!

      • Lachimolaladrum Lachimolaladrum on April 25, 2023 at 12:20 pm

        Congratulations, Nadine, on being a Wild Card Finalist! πŸ˜ƒ

        • nadkelly nadkelly on April 26, 2023 at 7:13 pm

          Thank you so very much! I am so honored ☺️

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