Entry Period Extended!

Due to COVID-19 and numerous requests from the drumming community—and after reviewing all the options—we are extending the 2020 Hit Like A Girl contest for 2 weeks. Our first priority is to make sure that everyone stays safe but we hope that this decision will allow drummers the additional time they may need to produce their videos. The contest entry period will now close on April 26. See more info here, check back for further updates and, above all, stay safe!

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Congratulations to the Hit Like A Girl 2020 Week 3 Winners!

Drumset <13

FORGOT YOUR DETAILS?

Hello my name is Gwen Shaluella Firmansyah, or you can call me “Curly Gwen”, I’m 11 years old. My Dad who’s my forever inspiration was a great drummer, but the decision hasn’t made, until when I was 10 on October

Indonesia
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FORGOT YOUR DETAILS?

Drumset 13-17

This is Rinay, 16 years of age from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Happy and excited to be a part of my first Hit Like A Girl Contest. Have been drumming for the last two years on and off but have

India
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Drumset 18-39

Emese Torok
Born on 28.11.1989 in Szeghalom, Hungary, EU. Musician, educator, performer and session musician.
Besides her own band, Emese is session drummer in Hungary, able to take on various styles from pop across hip-hop to rock and fusion-jazz.
Having

Hungary
0 Votes

Drumset 40+

My drumming experience started at 10-years old, with a local majorette & drum corps. I played rudimental snare and got pretty good at it. Once I got to college, I learned all the other percussion instruments. I got good, but

USA
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Drumset <13

My name is Kayla Dowlatyari. I’m 7 years old. I started playing drums about 10 months ago. I take drum classes at School of Rock, Princeton NJ.

I enjoy playing rock, metal and songs that have fast and cool drum

United States
0 Votes

Hello Hello. My name is Maia and I am a 10 years old girl from Austria with Romanian roots. I started playing the Drumms 3 years ago after I chose this wonderfull instrument at an open door day at the

Austria
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Hello my name is Gwen Shaluella Firmansyah, or you can call me “Curly Gwen”, I’m 11 years old. My Dad who’s my forever inspiration was a great drummer, but the decision hasn’t made, until when I was 10 on October

Indonesia
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I started taking music lessons when I was a baby and lived in Chicago. We would sing and bang on hand drums together. I moved to Boston when I was four and my love for music continued to grow. Then

United States
0 Votes

I started drumming when I was in second grade. My brothers were in a percussion group and I saw them playing on the drumset and wanted to try it. That’s when I fell in love with playing the drums. Some

USA
0 Votes

Emilie is a passionate drummer who has been hitting like a girl since she was 7 year old. She actually started drumming at a summer camp held by the music school SONART in collaboration with the Canada Aviation and Space

Canada
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Yay! I am very excited to be in this contest. My name is Aiwen, I’m 8 years old and I started to play drums when I was 4 years old. I also play the Chinese harp. My dad teaches me

Canada
0 Votes

Sydney has been marching to the beat of her own drum for her entire life. Deploring dolls, the color pink, and dresses of any kind, Sydney soon fell in love with music, especially percussion. Syd began drumming on a tiny

United States
0 Votes

I started playing drums when my friend had a birthday party at Guitar Center; the party was a private drum lesson. I was only 7 but my parents thought they saw a spark and I loved it. They enrolled me

US
0 Votes

I’m OHTA Yua.
I’m a 9 year old, 3rd grade elementary student living in Japan.
My hobby is origami.

Recommended by my parents, I started playing drums at the age of six.
It will be 3 years soon.

I play

Japan
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My name is Kayla Dowlatyari. I’m 7 years old. I started playing drums about 10 months ago. I take drum classes at School of Rock, Princeton NJ.

I enjoy playing rock, metal and songs that have fast and cool drum

United States
0 Votes

Hello Hello. My name is Maia and I am a 10 years old girl from Austria with Romanian roots. I started playing the Drumms 3 years ago after I chose this wonderfull instrument at an open door day at the

Austria
0 Votes

Hello my name is Gwen Shaluella Firmansyah, or you can call me “Curly Gwen”, I’m 11 years old. My Dad who’s my forever inspiration was a great drummer, but the decision hasn’t made, until when I was 10 on October

Indonesia
0 Votes

I started taking music lessons when I was a baby and lived in Chicago. We would sing and bang on hand drums together. I moved to Boston when I was four and my love for music continued to grow. Then

United States
0 Votes

I started drumming when I was in second grade. My brothers were in a percussion group and I saw them playing on the drumset and wanted to try it. That’s when I fell in love with playing the drums. Some

USA
0 Votes

Drumset 13-17

My name is Lilo Mason-Zollfrank. I’m sixteen, and have been drumming for over five years. I started taking drumset lessons at the Wild Hare Drum School when I was ten. During eighth grade, I quit taking drumset lessons and have

United States
0 Votes

Amelia has been playing drums since 4th grade. Amelia was really struggling in school (hadn’t gotten learning disabilities diagnosed yet). I had read an article online that a musical instrument could help, so I asked her what she would like

United States
0 Votes

Hi, I’m Gabriella Mercedes, I’m 14 years old and have been playing drums for 7 years. My parents bought me my first drum set (for Christmas) after taking lessons for about a year. I like listening to all kinds of

Canada
0 Votes

Hi my name is Izzy Lamberti and I am a 16 year old female drummer from New Jersey, I’ve been playing since I’m five years old. I find myself to be a mash-up from old to new music styles. I’m

United States
0 Votes

My name is Zoe Larios, I’am 14 years old, I am from the Riviera Maya, Mexico. I have been playing drums since I was 7 and I also play other instruments and sing for as long I can remember.

Music

México
0 Votes

Hey! I’m BB Mitchem, I am 15 years old, I am from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and I am in the 10th grade. I have been playing drums for three years. Drumming is truly my passion in life. Drums brings me so

USA
0 Votes

Hi, I’m Rachele. I am 16 years old and have been playing the drums for 6 years. My inspirations have come from my Father, Randy Noy, Vince Ochwat and my Mom. I chose Beast and the Harlot by Avenged Sevenfold

United States
0 Votes

I’ve been drumming for pretty much as long as I can remember. I’ve always had a fascination with percussion and the rhythm section, but it wasn’t until I got my first drum set for Christmas at age five that my

USA
0 Votes

My name is Anastasia McCoy, and I’m from the United States. I started playing drums about 4 years ago, and haven’t looked back since. I originally started playing after I saw Twenty-One Pilots’ drummer Josh Dun on a platform playing

United States
0 Votes

Hello everyone!

I’m Yuuka Aoki from Japan. I started playing drums at the age of 6, now I’m 17, studying music in the high school.
I’ve got a weekly winner Last year, so I hope my music sounds much better

JAPAN
0 Votes

My name is Lilo Mason-Zollfrank. I’m sixteen, and have been drumming for over five years. I started taking drumset lessons at the Wild Hare Drum School when I was ten. During eighth grade, I quit taking drumset lessons and have

United States
0 Votes

Amelia has been playing drums since 4th grade. Amelia was really struggling in school (hadn’t gotten learning disabilities diagnosed yet). I had read an article online that a musical instrument could help, so I asked her what she would like

United States
0 Votes

Hi, I’m Gabriella Mercedes, I’m 14 years old and have been playing drums for 7 years. My parents bought me my first drum set (for Christmas) after taking lessons for about a year. I like listening to all kinds of

Canada
0 Votes

Hi my name is Izzy Lamberti and I am a 16 year old female drummer from New Jersey, I’ve been playing since I’m five years old. I find myself to be a mash-up from old to new music styles. I’m

United States
0 Votes

My name is Zoe Larios, I’am 14 years old, I am from the Riviera Maya, Mexico. I have been playing drums since I was 7 and I also play other instruments and sing for as long I can remember.

Music

México
0 Votes

Drumset 18-39

Isabelle De Leon started music at the age of 4, and drumming at the age of 7 after hearing someone say “girls don’t play the drums,” and has worked to defy that stereotype ever since. Known for her “ferocity” on

USA
0 Votes

I have been playing music since childhood, but recently I came to the drums and it was love at first sight and sound.

Ukraine
0 Votes

Queen Drums is a female musician (18) from Montgomery, Alabama. When she isn’t playing drums, she spends time working on developing her musical abilities. Queen is working towards her bachelors Degree in Music Production at Full Sail University. Striving daily

United States
0 Votes

Hi! I´m a trans drummer that has been playing for several years in rock and metal bands like Calle del Ruido, and currently in One Second Faith. I am also part of the staff of the Rockin ‘Ladies Project, a

Spain
0 Votes

My name is Juanita and I am from Medellín, Colombia.
The story between me and the drums is beautiful. It was love at first sight! I was only a seven years old girl when the drums-set captivated me.

I think

Colombia
0 Votes

I started playing the drums in my school years. It was a happy coincidence, but I’ve never regretted it. Since that time I tried as many genres as I could. I played punk-rock, trash-metal, grindcore, post-metal, indie-rock, electro-pop, R&B and

Russia
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Joe, à la batterie du groupe “Decay” depuis 2015. J’ai commencé la batterie à 13 ans, seule, sans professeur en commençant par m’intéresser par l’instrument lui même. J’ai pu approfondir ma passion avec un passage de 2 ans à la

France
0 Votes

Diana “Danusia Beatz” has been playing drums since she was 14 years old. Danusia is her Polish name as her parents came to America from Poland in the 70’s. She has brought the beatz to multiple bands since 2003 all

United States
0 Votes

Hello, my name is Natalia Krząkała I am 21 years old, I am from Poland and I have been playing drums since I was 11 years old. I am a drummer in 2 bands. My musican inspiration is Michael Jackson

Poland
0 Votes

I started drumming in marching band on the bass drum 24 years ago. From that moment on I was in love, and have never stopped playing. I give drum lessons and play in four bands currently. Drumming is my biggest

United States
0 Votes

Isabelle De Leon started music at the age of 4, and drumming at the age of 7 after hearing someone say “girls don’t play the drums,” and has worked to defy that stereotype ever since. Known for her “ferocity” on

USA
0 Votes

I have been playing music since childhood, but recently I came to the drums and it was love at first sight and sound.

Ukraine
0 Votes

Queen Drums is a female musician (18) from Montgomery, Alabama. When she isn’t playing drums, she spends time working on developing her musical abilities. Queen is working towards her bachelors Degree in Music Production at Full Sail University. Striving daily

United States
0 Votes

Hi! I´m a trans drummer that has been playing for several years in rock and metal bands like Calle del Ruido, and currently in One Second Faith. I am also part of the staff of the Rockin ‘Ladies Project, a

Spain
0 Votes

My name is Juanita and I am from Medellín, Colombia.
The story between me and the drums is beautiful. It was love at first sight! I was only a seven years old girl when the drums-set captivated me.

I think

Colombia
0 Votes

Drumset 40+

Karen Newell has been playing and teaching drums and other percussion for most of her life. In addition to teaching marching drum lines and private lessons she is known for her creative approach to music which includes making and playing

USA
0 Votes

When Claudia Paige asked at age seven to play the trumpet, her family couldn’t really afford an instrument purchase — and so her teacher suggested the drums, since then they’d only have to buy some sticks. This decision kickstarted a

USA
0 Votes

Hello, this is the 3rd time that I want to participate. I am a drummer from Germany, started playing about 5 years ago, regularly go to a drum school, next to my job and have been playing in a band

Germany
0 Votes

The drums that I had purchased a dozen years ago to help assuage the pain of my husband’s deployments to war in Iraq and Afghanistan had sat silently in the attic for the decade following his safe return home. We

US
0 Votes

My drumming experience started at 10-years old, with a local majorette & drum corps. I played rudimental snare and got pretty good at it. Once I got to college, I learned all the other percussion instruments. I got good, but

USA
0 Votes

I’m 57 years old and started playing drums in the school music program when I was 10. The drum teacher wanted me to play clarinet but I insisted on playing the drums. I was the only female drummer through most

United States
0 Votes

Hey everybody – my name is Jen Towns – I am 46 years old and I live in Upstate NY (near Utica – kinda smack dab in the center of the state!). In between my work as an HR Manager

United States
0 Votes

I have been playing drums since I was 19, for the brazilian Blackened Death Metal band Crucifixion BR. I’m self taught and left handed, having a peculiar & brutal technique, similar to open hand style. Six months later I was

Brazil
0 Votes

I grew up in Cleveland. Music has always been a huge part of my life though I didn’t pick up an instrument until I was almost 50 years old. I started playing guitar and a year later, found myself in

USA
0 Votes

Hello, guys! My name is Irina Petrenko, I’m 41 years old! I live in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine and I love my country very much! I really enjoy playing drums because it brings me happiness! I am an emotional

Ukraine
0 Votes

Karen Newell has been playing and teaching drums and other percussion for most of her life. In addition to teaching marching drum lines and private lessons she is known for her creative approach to music which includes making and playing

USA
0 Votes

When Claudia Paige asked at age seven to play the trumpet, her family couldn’t really afford an instrument purchase — and so her teacher suggested the drums, since then they’d only have to buy some sticks. This decision kickstarted a

USA
0 Votes

Hello, this is the 3rd time that I want to participate. I am a drummer from Germany, started playing about 5 years ago, regularly go to a drum school, next to my job and have been playing in a band

Germany
0 Votes

The drums that I had purchased a dozen years ago to help assuage the pain of my husband’s deployments to war in Iraq and Afghanistan had sat silently in the attic for the decade following his safe return home. We

US
0 Votes

My drumming experience started at 10-years old, with a local majorette & drum corps. I played rudimental snare and got pretty good at it. Once I got to college, I learned all the other percussion instruments. I got good, but

USA
0 Votes

Beatmaking <18

Hey guys! Thank you so much for listening to my remix. My name is Abbie Schneider and I’m a senior in high school from New Jersey. I am a self taught music producer and have been producing music for about

USA
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Hey guys! Thank you so much for listening to my remix. My name is Abbie Schneider and I’m a senior in high school from New Jersey. I am a self taught music producer and have been producing music for about

USA
0 Votes

Beatmaking 18+

I am a starting producer and Im learning how to dj. I come from playing the classical horn to beatmaking because I liked playing my own songs instead of playing others!
Im 20 years old and studying journalism right now

Netherlands
0 Votes

Who is MeechieTaughtMe? I am a Georgia breed southern creative who lives and breathes music. Since I was a little girl, I always considered myself a creative in the music realm. This all started with two drumsticks. I have been

USA
0 Votes

I am in my 50s and a nurse by profession, I have been fascinated with drums back in the days when not much of female drummers, my parents discouraged me to pursue drumming but instead enrolled me in piano lessons.

USA
0 Votes

Vicky Casis is a female music producer from Brooklyn, NY who is ready to spread her unique style of beats to this world. Her music can be described as original, relatable, and can touch the soul. She has produced for

United States
0 Votes

I am a starting producer and Im learning how to dj. I come from playing the classical horn to beatmaking because I liked playing my own songs instead of playing others!
Im 20 years old and studying journalism right now

Netherlands
0 Votes

Who is MeechieTaughtMe? I am a Georgia breed southern creative who lives and breathes music. Since I was a little girl, I always considered myself a creative in the music realm. This all started with two drumsticks. I have been

USA
0 Votes

I am in my 50s and a nurse by profession, I have been fascinated with drums back in the days when not much of female drummers, my parents discouraged me to pursue drumming but instead enrolled me in piano lessons.

USA
0 Votes

Vicky Casis is a female music producer from Brooklyn, NY who is ready to spread her unique style of beats to this world. Her music can be described as original, relatable, and can touch the soul. She has produced for

United States
0 Votes

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Congratulations to the Week 3 winners of the 2020 Hit Like A Girl contest for female drummers, percussionists and beatmakers (clockwise from upper left): Gwen Shaluella Firmansyah (<13), Emese Torok (18-39), Sheila Klotz (40+0 and Rinay (13-17). See these outstanding drummers’ entries at www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com. Winners of the weekly contests will receive a prize package from HLAG 2020 sponsors and…
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