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Chase Noelle

BOYTOY, Jessica Lea Mayfield, FeFe Dboson, and Rayland Baxter
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Chase Noelle is a multi-instrumentalist from Indianapolis, Indiana. On an instinct, Chase’s mom took her to her first drum lesson at 7 years old. (Chase had been playing beats to loud music since she was in the womb.) As a high energy kid, her relationship with percussion formed simultaneously with her love for stringed instruments, and she taught herself how to play her grandmother’s dulcimer at about the same age she began drum lessons. By thirteen, Chase was playing both drum set and violin at school, and electric guitar in a band with the boys in her neighborhood.

At her orchestra director’s urging, Chase auditioned for the high school marching band her sophmore year of high school, eventually playing snare drum in both winter drumline and fall band, violin in symphony, as well as drum set in the jazz ensemble. 

Through high school drumline, Chase studied under Jason Trigg and Chad Wells (DCI World Champions with the Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps), and competed against batteries led by Innovative Percussion artist Jeff Queen. The rigorous rehearsal schedule of competitive percussion taught Chase “how to learn”, a skill set that she continues to apply in nearly every facet of her life, musical and otherwise.

After high school, Chase was accepted to flight school at Purdue University, where she graduated with a B.S. in Professional Aviation Technology and minors in both Italian Literature and Language. It was during this break from music that Chase realized her creative passion was firmly rooted, and after completing her studies she promptly moved to Nashville, TN to play drums professionally for rock n’ roll outfit Thelma and The Sleaze. Chase now writes, performs, and tours internationally with the band BOYTOY. When she isn't working with BOYTOY, she performs and tours with other acts like Jessica Lea Mayfield, FeFe Dobson, Rayland Baxter, members of the late Charles Bradley’s Extraordinaires, and others. Chase also squeezes in as much session work as she possibly can, and thoroughly enjoys teaching drums to all ages and skills in New York City -- where she is based today.