Hit Like a Girl 2015 Winners

2015 Hit Like a Girl Contest Winners

Hit Like A Girl 2015 is the fourth annual global drumming contest for female percussionists. The event is produced by Hit Like A Girl Contest in conjunction with founding sponsors DRUM! Magazine, TRX Cymbals, and Tom Tom: The Magazine of Female Drummers. It is made possible by the support of companies in the music products industry.

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The Hit Like a Girl Contest began in 2012 as a way to celebrate female drummers of all ages and ability levels and encourage the growth of the female drumming community. Supported by the world’s top drummers and drum companies, the project has received hundreds of video entries from girls and women in 42 countries as well as more than 4,000,000 web impressions and tens of thousands of online votes and comments.

Here are the lessons/drummers that appear in this pack:

  1. Lindsay Artkop (USA): Champion, 18+
  2. Daiana Azar (Argentina): First Runner-Up, 18+
  3. Brooke Custerson (Australia): Second Runner-Up, 18+
  4. Nicx (Indonesia): Champion, Under 18
  5. Becca (USA):First Runner-Up, Under 18
  6. Elise (USA): Second Runner-Up (Tie), Under 18
  7. Natalie (USA): Second Runner-Up (Tie), Under 18

2015 Hit Like A Girl Contest Sponsors:

  • DW
  • Evans
  • Mapex
  • Zildjian
  • Musicians Institute
  • NFUZD Audio
  • Sabian
  • SKB
  • TRX
  • Yamaha DTX
  • Audix
  • Cympad
  • Gibraltar
  • Innovative Percussion
  • KAT Percussion
  • LP
  • PDP by DW
  • Promark
  • Puresound
  • Vater
  • Vic Firth
  • Alfred Publishing
  • Drum Guru
  • Alternative Press
  • Drum!
  • Drumhead
  • Drum Channel
  • Drumfun
  • Drums & Percussion
  • Drumscene
  • Enter Music Network
  • Hudson Music
  • Musicradar
  • Percussive Arts Society
  • Rhythm
  • Tom Tom Magazine
  • Wikidrummers

2015 Judges:

  • Didi Negron
  • Jess Bowen
  • Meytal Cohen
  • Lux Drumerette
  • Reisha Fayson
  • Bobbye Hall
  • Gemma Hill
  • Hannah Ford Welton
  • Debbie Knox-Hewson
  • Nia Lovelis
  • Venzella Joy
  • Cherisse Osei
  • Alexey Poblete
  • Kanade Sato
  • Kate Schellenbach
  • Kawaguchi Senri
  • Kim Thompson

2015 Weekly Judges:

  • Week 1 Didi Negron, Katie Bursey and Stacey Montgomery-Clark (Sabian)
  • Week 2 Prudence Elliott (Yamaha), Senri Kawaguchi
  • Week 3 Craigie Zildjian and Sarah Hagan (Zildjian), Debbie Knox-Hewson
  • Week 4 Julie Hill (PAS), Jonni Murphy (Alfred Publishing), Stephanie Snyder, Kiran Gandhi
  • Week 5 Mona Tavakoli, Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom), Gemma Hill (Drummer), Jordan Liffengren (DRUM!)

To learn more and sign up for future contests, go to and follow us on Facebook at


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