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Three ladies practicing in band practice. One is on the drums while the other two are holding a guitar and bass guitar.
Kiri Salinas
Pinky and the Sweats members Sarah (drums), Amy (bass) and Emily (vocals/guitar) in a practice space at Ladies Rock MKE.

How long do you think it would take to learn how to play the drums? A year? A month? How about two days?

That’s the premise of Ladies Rock MKE, an intensive Friday-Sunday music camp in Milwaukee for women, trans and gender-nonconforming folks of any identity 18 years or older. Campers of all skill levels learn an instrument — like drums, guitar or vocals — form a band, write a song and perform it at a public show after only two days of practice.

Four women facing a wall and writing their names on a piece of paper
Kiri Salinas

This episode of Uniquely Milwaukee starts with a Ladies Rock alum: Radio Milwaukee Business Manager Kris deFelice. She takes us back to 2019, a year of transformation that included getting a motorcycle license, overcoming her fear of public speaking and joining Ladies Rock to find her inner rockstar.

After that, I take you on the journey of three women who try an instrument for the first time and find out if the impact of this camp goes beyond the music.

Audio Storyteller / 88Nine On-Air Talent | Radio Milwaukee