Inside the journey of a female drummer


Jyn Yates

Jyn Yates grew up in a musical family and has been rocking behind the kit from tender the age of three years old. She has performed for Actor’s Theatre, The Kentucky Center For The Arts, Youth performing Arts School, Forecastle, Center Stage, & the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre of New York. Jyn is also an esteemed drum instructor in Louisville, Kentucky - teaching drum set performance and percussion composition full-time at Mom’s Music.  >>Read More 

Jyn Yates is featured on the cover and in the first ever book on women drum set players!  Women Drummers: A History From Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country was released in April of 2014.  The book discusses women drummers throughout history until current times, and specifically discusses the struggles women have gone through in a primarily male field of drumming.   The book includes fellow female drummers Viola Smith, Sheila E., Cindy Blackman Santana, Allison Miller and more!  Click the book link to order the book from!  

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Jyn rocking the skins with NBC The Voice's Season 1 - Beverly McClellan in Ohio!

The DJ Hi-502 Project - Mixing Electronic drums with DJin'

Jyn mixes acoustic drums with electronics!

Jyn on tour with Bootsy Collin's protégée' funk/electronic master Freekbass!


Jyn is also an esteemed female percussion & drum teacher in Louisville, KY at Mom's Music - the following links are videos of her working with students -- She takes students ages 3 years old & up - and has been very successful teaching students diagnosed with ADHD, autism, Aspherger's, OCD, and more!  For more info click the teaching link!

Jyn helping kids one beat at a time on WHAS 11 Live!

Drum Soloin' w/ electronics!

Jyn Jammin' In The Studio

Jyn's Teaching Studio at Moms Music

Jyn's Electronic Project - Femtronica [FDM]

Get the Jyn Yates/Freekbass/Harmony Henry single - Hope (Bring it Back)
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