Michele enjoys drumming, singing and playing the piano. She grew up in a musical family. Her father is a guitarist who performs regularly, and Michele has performed with him, her sister Emily, and various other musicians countless times at bars, pubs and cafes. Her first music lessons were at age three, followed by piano lessons at age eight. That same year, her father bought a drum kit, and Michele has been an avid drummer ever since.
In high school, she started drum lessons, and began jamming with her friends in a hard rock cover band. She would also perform regularly with her father’s band at parties and other events. This led to the formation of a band with her sister, called ‘Party in the Fortress!’. They wrote and recorded a self-titled album and won prizes in several battle of the bands competitions. Michele also performs with a jazz band called ‘Sidebar’, sings in the St. Simon’s Festival Choir, provides percussion for church services, and currently plays in a rock cover band.
Michele first began teaching drum lessons for her friends five years ago, and really enjoyed it. Michele completed a Bachelor of Science Honours degree at the University of Waterloo in 2014, with a Major in Kinesiology and Minor in Psychology. Michele’s other interests include gerontology, exercise, nutrition, and dance.