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Jeanne McWilliam

Salut, my name is Jeanne McWilliam. Three weeks ago I first found out about ‘Hit Like a Girl’ when it was posted by Pearl Drums on their Facebook page. I thought, ‘ Why not ?’ I am seventeen year old girl. Although, my mum is Canadian and my dad is Scottish, I was born in France and live in a small village in rural Normandy.

I have now being drumming for 8 years. I discovered drumming at 9 years old with Jean-Philippe Chabossy, my first teacher who convinced my mum to allow me to progress from percussion instruments to drumming. This was not a popular choice with all my acquaintances, my middle school maths teacher complained bitterly to my mother because he thought my tapping with fingers and pens in class was a mark of disrespect. I studied with Jean Philippe for 3 years. With him I explored rock and a bit of pop and I performed Muse “City of Delusion”, Incubus “Pardon me” and Bruno Mars “Locked out of Heaven”. After my first year of drumming I started to perform with the music school. I have been doing this ever since. In May I will be performing The Doobie Brothers’ “Long Train Running”. I now drum with Mathieu Tisson, who is great inspiration for me. I have explored jazz, freestyle jazz, freestyle, drum solos, irregular rhythms, etc. with him. I also play with a group of friends from the local music conservatory in Alençon. We are right now doing a bit a Nina Simone, “Feeling Good”.

This is my first recording, and first video. I admit I was very stressed. My friend, Rachelle Papillon from elementary school, recorded and edited this video. It is part of her project to become a cinematographer. So this is a first for the both of us. This video was recorded in La Luciole, my local music venue. I would not have been able to do this without the support of my family, friends, my best friend Mathilde, La Luciole and of course my drumming teacher Mathieu Tisson.

For the video I chose to perform Limp Bizkit “Take a Look Around” because it reflected my state of mind; well,l still does. Hahaha. This song is technically challenging and it has been a pleasure learning it. So I have learnt, played and recorded it in less than three weeks. Although this experience has been a really challenging exponential learning curve I have enjoyed it.

I hope you enjoy it too and thank you for you attention.

Yours sincerely,

Jeanne McWilliam

Additional Information

Category: Drumset
City: Rânes
Country: France
1896

25 Comments

  1. Great drumming Jeanne… love it! x

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  2. Waouh t’es géniale Jeanne !!

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  3. WoW , fucking great fineness and subtlety in your game. Good choice of song , hope you ll continu to practice and progress

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    • Cheers Charles ! Don’t worry this is only the beginning !

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  4. Well done Jeanne, sounding awesome, all that hard work is paying off. Keep drumming.

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  5. WOW Jeanne, tu es vraiment incroyable (ce n’est pas un secret)!!! J’adore t’entendre jouer! Bravo, bravo et mille bravo! 😃❤️

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  6. WOAWWWWWWWWWW IT’S MAGNIFIQUEEEEEE
    BIG UPPPP LA PATATERIIIIIIIE ^^ ♥

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    • Waowww Merci Fanny pour ton commentaire, ça me fais tellement plaisir 😀

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    • Oyé oyé la chambre 308 !!! Merci Fanny pour ton soutien !! 😉

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  7. Brava! Your drumming intercepts and sparkles a new way to reach our souls. Kepp studying and enjoy us with more pieces. Best luck to you!

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  8. Magnifiiiiique Jeanne, je suis touchée par cette sublime interprétation. Cette vidéo montre beaucoup de travail mais aussi le plaisir que tu as à jouer de cet instrument. Continue comme c’est très prometteur.
    J’attend de nouvelles vidéos et jespère qu’elles arriveront vite.
    Team Pataterie 😁😁

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  9. You smashed it Jeanne, Absolutely Brilliant. You’ve put Rânes and La Luciole in Alençon on the map 🙂 Julie R

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  10. As an old drummer…yes old in most respects haha.. and who lives next door to your Grandmother here on the Sunshine Coast I would like to say I very much enjoyed your style and technique. Would like to see your work on a jazz piece sometime ! In the meantime keep on rockin’ . Excellent Larrman

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  11. Congrats on making finals! Your video is really well done.

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    • Merci beaucoup ! 🙂 I will tell Rachelle you liked the video. You were one of the first entries that I watched, you looked like you were having a blast ! Really fun to watch ! Congrats to you to !! I hope the best for you !

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  12. c’est claque, ca m’a nique les oreilles, apprend a jouer de la batterie et ton montage retravaille ca direct

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  13. Oualala les oreilles

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