Roponus Jolene

French Polynesia

Hello all !

My name is Jolene, I’m 8 years old. I live in Tahiti, French Polynesia, and I love music.
I started drumming 10 months ago, just after my 7th birthday last year, my father teach me some songs, and I love that.
I just want to have fun, keep smiling and playing music I love.
Here is my last video, Chop Suey by System Of A Down, this song is so fun to play.
This is the 6th video I made, I learn by ear and I can’t read music yet, I have to learn.
I hope I can play one day Tower of power, Tool and Dirty loops songs, because I love these bands ! I will work for that !

I wish best luck to all other drummers girls, I love watching all of you, it’s so inspiring.

I hope you’ll enjoy my video.

Mauruuru (thank you in Tahitian)


  1. hlag on March 7, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Hello, Jolene! Welcome to Hit Like A Girl. I think you are our first contestant from Tahiti ever. Your drumming is excellent and your smile is infectious. Good luck!

    • on March 7, 2023 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you very much ! I’m happy to be a part of this contest, and the first from Tahiti.
      Thank you for the kind words, I hope I’ll find some inspiration and meet drummers here.
      Thank you for this awesome contest

  2. jasminedrums Jasmine Cosgrove on March 7, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Loved your video, enthusiasm and accuracy! Do you have Instagram? I am @jasmine.drums and would love to follow you! 🙂🎵🥁🎼

    • on March 7, 2023 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you very much ! I love drumming, I have a lot of things to learn, I love it !
      I don’t have instagram, my parents told me I’m too young, but you can check my vidéos on youtube channel.
      I put my covers, I just started 10 months ago, only 6 videos at this time, I’m working for more.
      Do you have a youtube channel ?

      • jasminedrums Jasmine Cosgrove on March 8, 2023 at 10:37 am

        I will definitely look for your YouTube. Mine is @jasminedrums2013

        Your parents are right – I’m only on Instagram because my mum supervises the account 😉🥁🥁

        • on March 8, 2023 at 11:44 am

          Thank you, I just subscribe to your Youtube channel 🙂
          My parents will check for instagram, only for music could be great.

  3. valentina2014 valentina2014 on March 7, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    Welcome drum sister!! Great job. I love your attitude. Hugs.

    • on March 7, 2023 at 5:14 pm

      Thank you very much ! Hugs. Jolene

  4. on March 8, 2023 at 5:17 pm

    Hi Jolene!!
    Great job, you did so well for only ten months of learning.

  5. Stephenie Stephenie on March 9, 2023 at 7:58 am

    Hi Jolene, I love watching your video, it is sop fun! And you only started 10 months ago! that is amazing! Good job!

  6. Aiwen Aiwen on March 14, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    This song is so much fun to play on drums! Great drumming – I like the drum break in the middle.

  7. Sara Valeria Sara Valeria on March 18, 2023 at 10:48 pm

    Hi Jolene! Love your smile!! Great performance!! 👏👏💖💖

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