Stéphanie Pinheiro


My musical journey started at the age of six. I studied the violin at Toulouse’s Conservatoire for 12 years, under the wing of Klaus Mulhberger, professional violinist at Toulouse Capitole National Orchestra. At 14 years old, I discovered the band Hole and was immediately blown away by the energy of the drummer, Patty Schemel. I realised that drums weren’t exclusively reserved to men, and I was inspired to learn. I taught myself, watching videos and listening to a lot of music. Unfortunately, my dream of becoming a professional violinist was cut short due to a serious health issue that forced me to stop playing for a few years, time I needed to heal and rebuild my strength. I resumed playing the drums more seriously in 2016. I was part of the band Enoa for few years, with which I performed in several music festivals. In 2021, I joined the alternative rock band Inrush. I participated in various musical projects such as Rockin’1000, after what I wanted to push myself further and decided to take lessons with professional drummer Matthieu Danesin at the Drum and Groove music school. All these experiences have helped to define myself as a musician and boosted my confidence to apply to the Hit Like A Girl Contest this year.
My intention is to set myself new challenges, to be present with my fellow drummers and to encourage more girls and women to play the drums, and to be part of this self-boosting, energy driven musical community.


  1. Mehdi Tellab on March 15, 2023 at 12:16 am

    Un de plus !
    Je te félicite pour tous les projets que tu entreprends.
    La musique et la musicalité coulent dans tes veines.
    Push the limit always.
    Stay yourself and keep rocking !!!
    Steph for président 🤘

  2. Yann Reynal de Saint Michel on March 18, 2023 at 7:52 am

    Tres beau morceau, avec un jeu bien carré et de la subtilité. Merci pour la promenade !!

  3. Lopes on March 22, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Top top Steph .
    I love it

  4. drummerdanva on March 23, 2023 at 9:06 am

    Very musical sensitive playing.

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