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Hit Like a Girl 2014

Article by Sean Mitchell // March 25 2014
Hit Like a Girl 2014

The wait is finally over! The 2014 Hit Like a Girl drum contest winners have been announced!

First up the Under 18 category, and our winner is 11 year old Kanade from Japan. Kanade's influences include Akira Jimbo, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Jeff Porcaro, Shuichi “Ponta” Murakami, Bob James, Chick Corea, Minoru Mukaiya, Casiopea, Maria Sharapova & her father. This little girl rocks!


Over to the 18 and over category and our winner is Riesha Fayson. Riesha's credits her biggest influence, Eddie Heyward, as being the basis to her style of playing. This girl is incredible! 


A huge congratulations to all the girls that entered this year's contest, looking forward to more in 2015. For more info on the contest or to find out about entering the 2015 contest please visit www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com

Here are some inspiring girls from the pool of finalists this year. Enjoy!


Lorena Perez Batista (Venezuela) 


Tosha Jones (USA)


FerFuentes (Chile) 


Rikki Woods (USA)


Vivian Tiszai (Hungary)


Coralie Herve' (France)


Jessica "J-Burd" Burdeaux (USA)


Alana Dym (USA)


Stephie G (USA)


Vicky ‘Buttfairy’ Reader (UK)


Asli Polat (Turkey)


Louise Bartle (UK)



Issey (Indonesia)

Milana (US)

Avelyn C (US)

Payton Taylor (US)

Selma (France)

Maddie M. (US)

Roo (US)

Nat Drum-Her (US)


CatDrummerGirl (US)


Daga (Poland)



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Sean Mitchell

Sean Mitchell has been an active participant in the drumming industry for over 20 years. He has studied under Crash Test Dummies drummer Mitch Dorge and Drumming's Global Ambassador Dom Famularo. Sean is also a songwriter and regularly performs with his wife (and singer) Jill Mitchell. Sean proudly endorses Aquarian Drumheads.

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