Lindsay Artkop is a drummer based in Los Angeles, California. She has performed with artists of Pop, Rock, Fusion and Jazz Genres at filled arenas as well as intimate venues. She also has extensive filming experience, having played drums for TV commercials, TV Show Pilots and music videos.
In May 2015, Lindsay won 1st place in Hit Like a Girl , an international competition for female drummers. Judges included Kim Thompson (Beyoncé, Late Night with Seth Meyers), Venzella Joy (Beynoncé), Didi Negron (Cirque De Soleil), Hannah Welton (Prince) and more.
At six years old, Lindsay spotted a shiny drum set on display at a local music store. Her dad saw her interest, and she was lucky enough to come home that day with a snare drum and a pair of red sticks! Shortly thereafter, she started lessons and played in every band possible throughout elementary and middle school. Over the years, she picked up guitar, bass, composing, and audio recording. At 15, she enrolled in Educational Center for the Arts, in New Haven, CT. She also studied with Bernard Purdie during that time. While in High School she performed and recorded with bands throughout the New England area, especially with her own funk group, “Lindsay Artkop and Friends.”
Lindsay graduated from Berklee College of Music in May 2016 with a B.A in Professional Music, and was a featured drummer in the annual commencement ceremony concert. While at Berklee, she concentrated on Drum Set Performance and Music Business.
Lindsay is now a popular Drum Set Clinician and Music Educator, and presents masterclasses at conventions, institutions and universities. Most recently, Lindsay traveled to the cities of Dalian, Zhuhai, Macau and Beijing for her 2017 China Drum Clinic Tour, sponsored by 9 Beats Education Institution for Modern Music.created video collaborations with drummers such as Kiran Gandhi and Shariq Tucker. Lindsay also composes, records, and produces original music as a drummer.
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