I am MichelLe Baptiste; born and raised in Houston, TX, graduated from Berklee College of Music class of 14, moved to LA. Ive worked with many beautiful artists, such as Chloe and Halle, Fifth Harmony, Adam Lambert, Lizzo, Beyonce, and currently on the road with Normani, just a Lil bit of my background. I've been so blessed to travel the world and I know there's more to come.
Normani, Adam Lambert
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceMy memorable moment would have to be playing with Lizzo; just the rehearsals alone were next level. I felt myself learning, growing, and maturing￼ all at the same time. I wish we would've gotten that opportunity to play at the Houston rodeo, but the pandemic happened. But for me, just playing with all-star musicians, Lynette, Ari, and Zuri, WoW! That's all I have to say about that lol
What Drives Your Creativity?It depends on my surroundings, meaning; it could be my boss one day; next, it could be bandmates or me watching videos of other musicians or looking back at performances critiquing myself. ￼Those things drive me to be creative.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?I love the freestyle 5A, PERIOD. It gets the job done! I'm relaxed when I play because of those sticks.