In 2011 International drumming competition Hit Like A Girl was conceived by David Levine of TRX Cymbals. David felt that the musical products industry was not serving the female drumming community so he wanted to create a platform that would promote and support their development. After enlisting the help of Mindy Abovitz of Tom Tom Magazine, and Phil Hood and Andy Doerschuk at DRUM! Magazine, and the Hit Like A Girl Contest was born.
Since the HLAG launched it has attracted 2000+ contestants from 50 countries and has generated tens of millions of page views and fan votes around the world. HLAG has significantly helped raise the visibility of female drummers and spotlighted the efforts of girls and women.
This special episode features Hit Like A Girl founder David Levine as well as eight female drummers and percussionists from around the world who have all been involved with the competition at various stages.
Lindsay Artkop IG @lindsayartkop
Faith Benson IG @faithndrums
Moty Baketas IG @motybaketas
Noriko Terada IG @noriko_terada_drumsume
Jordan West IG @jordanwest
Riesha Fayson IG @rieshadrums
Pau Villareal IG @thewarningrockband
Danielle Thwaites IG @soundsbydaiza
Links: Website hitlikeagirlcontest.com Instagram instagram.com/hitlikeagirlcontest Facebook facebook.com/HitLikeAGirlContest Twitter twitter.com/hlagcontest
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