Natalie Depergola started playing drums at just 6 years old. As a seasoned drummer with experience both on stage and in the studio her knowledge reaches many areas within the music industry. With deep roots in funk, jazz fusion and hip hop her strengths include a magnetic approach towards working/collaborating with other musicians and artists. Natalie promotes music education and is passionate about inspiring and teaching women in music. Growing up on the west coast of Florida ,she caught the attention of John Blackwell who was known widely as the drummer for Prince, Justin Timberlake, & Pattie LaBelle. Natalie studied with John from the age of 11-17 years old. John’s influence has had a profound effect on how Nat plays today! Drum Magazine published an article sighting her as his final and last prodigy student before he passed. Natalie endorses Ddrum , Zildjian cymbals, & Vic Firth.