Hit Like A Girl began in 2012 with a mission to highlight female drumming and encourage more girls and women to become drummers. With its new “Stick Together” program, the organization has expanded their mission to help girls and women become better drummers. And, since the COVID-19 pandemic has given drummers another reason to keep playing and support each other, “Stick Together” allows players to strengthen the drumming community at the same time they strengthen their hands.
Here are the highlights of the project:
• Dozens of today’s top female drummers have been invited to record short videos demonstrating their favorite rudiment, warm-up or stick control exercise. The short hand-technique exercises can be played with just a practice pad and a pair of sticks.
• The exercise videos and transcriptions are viewable on the @hitlikeagirlcontest Instagram page.
• Players can collect a downloadable “Stick Together” certificate and access “Rewards” that are special discounts on educational supplies by visiting www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/stick-together-rewards. Participating sponsors include Sheet Music Plus, Hudson Music, Tom Tom Magazine and more.
The first group of posts feature exercises from drummers Sam Landa, Camille Bigeault, Jessica Goodwin and Victoria Gridzhan. Visit www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com for further details.