After studying drum set privately for most of her life, as well as having rudimental instruction from Dennis Delucia in the Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni Corps, Victoria entered Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2013. During her time at Berklee, Victoria has studied with Henrique De Almeida, Kim Plainfield, Sergio Bellotti, Tony "Thunder" Smith, and Kenwood Dennard. She is an aspiring session drummer as well as an audio engineer, and has spent copious numbers of hours recording on tracks in both the Boston and NJ areas. One of her most recent recordings, a drum cover of "Palms Read" by Protest the Hero, was selected as a finalist entry by the judges of the 2016 Hit Like A Girl Contest (Terri Lyne Carrington, Anika Niles, Jess Bowen, Aaron Spears, etc). Victoria is also heavily involved in live music, gigging around the Boston area with original metal and indie pop/rock bands. While she's not in school, Victoria spends her time teaching drum line as a part of the staff under John Gillick at Scotch Plains Fanwood High School in Scotch Plains, NJ. During her time there, the drum line has won multiple US Bands State and National titles including the caption award of Best Percussion.
Exploring every crevice of their house in Rutherford, New Jersey as young children do, Victoria stumbled upon some old Guitar Center catalogues at the age of 3. Flipping through all the pages what really caught her eye were the drum kits, and after her discovery was very adamant about how she wanted one. Contrary to what most parents would do, hers jumped right on it and by the next year she had a starter set, “with the real cymbals that make loud noise!” and someone crazy enough to teach private drum lessons to a 4 year old. “Drums are what you get for people’s kids that you don’t like, not your own,” my parents’ coworkers said; well it’s a good thing they didn’t listen because it took off from there!
“Palms Read” by Protest the Hero: Drum Cover
“Side to Side” Drum Remix
“Erased” by Volumes: Drum Cover
Original song written by Brittany Rose; drums by Victoria Seagriff