One “Weekly Winner” in each age division of the drumset category is chosen during each week of the contest. These winners will be determined by an esteemed team of judges made up of members of the Sabian Educators Network (SEN). Weekly Winners will be announced weekly beginning March 16, 2020. Weekly Winners will receive an assortment of prizes and automatically become Finalists.

The Weekly contests are cumulative, meaning that the all current contest entries are eligible to be selected as a Weekly Winner, not just those entries registered during a specific week. For example, the Week Three winner will be selected from all video entries registered during weeks one, two and three.

Winners will be notified by email, announced on the HLAG Social pages and posted here on Mondays from March 16 through April 27, 2020.

Congratulations to the Hit Like a Girl 2020 Popular Vote Winners

Drumset <13

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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

Drumset 13-17

My name is Alyssa. I’m 14 years old and in 8th grade. I live in Upstate New York. I began playing drums 4 years ago in my elementary school. I am the drummer/percussionist in a local youth band called “Filled

United States

Drumset 18-39

Hello, I’m from Sofia, Bulgaria and have been playing drums for seven years. I started playing when I was 15 as a hobby but since them I have continued to study drums in the National Music Academy.  I’ve been in

Bulgaria

Drumset 40+

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

Beatmaking <18

The first time I fell in love with music was when I was 6 years old. It was Christmas morning and I got the VTech KidiJamz Studio–the coolest toy keyboard around. I played with it for hours. While my mom’s

United States

Beatmaking 18+

My name is Juanita Peláez, a music producer from Medellín (Colombia).

Producing has been a journey of constant discovery and experimentation. I could not call it any other way.

One of the most beautiful aspects about creating music is to

Colombia

Week 8 Winners

Drumset <13

Hello! I am Yu Chiao and I am 11 years old. I’m from Taiwan. I really like the “ Hit like a girl contest”. It gives female drummers a really great platform so that I can perform as much as

Taiwan

Drumset 13-17

Hi, my name is Saralyn and I’m 15 years old. I started playing drums around 4 years ago, and it was the best decision of my life (so far). I played flute from 5th through 8th grade, but it wasn’t

United States

Drumset 18-39

Hello, I’m from Sofia, Bulgaria and have been playing drums for seven years. I started playing when I was 15 as a hobby but since them I have continued to study drums in the National Music Academy.  I’ve been in

Bulgaria

Drumset 40+

I am originally from Canada, and came to the US when I was 17 to pursue music and more opportunities. And better weather! I started playing drums when I was 14, after attending a music school from grades 4-8 playing

United States

Week 7 Winners

Drumset <13

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

Drumset 13-17

Hi, my name is Katie, I am 17 years old. I live in Sydney Australia and have been playing drums for 10 years. I’m back this year with a Dream Theatre cover. I enjoy listening to and playing all different

Australia

Drumset 18-39

Hi I am Céline, a French drummer.
I was introduced to the drums at the age of 4, thanks to my father who is also a drummer. I studied classical piano and percussions for 10 years and took lessons with

FRANCE

Drumset 40+

Started playing drums at 10 yrs old ; when it was an oddity to see a female on the drums, and continued until graduating from high school with a music diploma in 1976. The following years; instead of playing drums,

USA

Week 6 Winners

Drumset <13

There are so many surprises in this song – don’t forget to watch it to the end! 😀

This song has all my favorites – a fusion of prog rock, jazz, Moroccan/African grooves, pattern experimentation, ever-changing time signatures, unique accents,

United States

Drumset 13-17

Hi my name is Taylor Setterstrom and I have been drumming for about 3 years. I am enrolled at School of Rock in Bedford NY and I perform with their audition based house band. My favorite drummers are the late

USA

Drumset 18-39

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

Drumset 40+

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

Week 5 Winners

Drumset <13

Hi, my name is Katie and I’m excited to be doing my first Hit Like A Girl contest. I’m 8 years old and I don’t know when I first started doing drums, but I don’t remember ever not playing drums.

USA

Drumset 13-17

My name is Giovanna Takaki Bottai (GGDrummer). You can call me GG. I am almost 17 years old and have been playing drums for 8 years. I love progressive rock and the Brazilian rhythms (samba and maracatu) that I am

Brazil

Drumset 18-39

Hello, my name is Ahn Su Bin and I play drums in Korea.
When I first heard the drum, I chose it as my job. As a result, I graduated from the college of music and started working as a

Republic of Korea

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

Week 4 Winners

Drumset <13

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

Drumset 13-17

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

Drumset 18-39

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

Drumset 40+

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

Week 3 Winners

Drumset <13

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

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

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

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

Week 2 Winners

Drumset <13

REBECCA GUIGUI is 12 years old, born into a musical family she began drumming at age 5.
Rebecca was bullied in elementary school, and when her classmates saw Rebecca’s “Hit Like A Girl 2018” video on YouTube, they immediately did

United States

Drumset 13-17

Hi my name is Lia Romano and I play drums for 6 years. I started playing drums because I loved to hear bands like Green day and Led zepplin and I used to air drums to their songs. Since then

Israel

Drumset 18-39

Hi, I’m Pata. Music is adventure and everything to me, it allows me to express myself in every way. Speaking of adventures I started playing drums seriously at the age of 16. I graduated classical music school (percussion instruments). I

Polska

Drumset 40+

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

Week 1 Winners

Drumset <13

Hello My Name is Chloe PinkSticks Landin and i’m so happy to be competing again in my fourth Hit Like A Girl contest! I have been working very hard at my craft and I’m so excited to show you how

united states

Drumset 13-17

My name is Fanouria Arapatsani, I am 17 years old and I live in Greece. I started having music lessons at the age of 4 and when I became 6 I began my classical piano studies. Despite the fact that

Greece

Drumset 18-39

Hello my name’s Anna , im 25 years old and live in the wonderful island called Cyprus! I ‘ve been playing drums since i was 10 and im lucky enough to have it as my profession where i recently managed

Cyprus

Drumset 40+

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