Meytal Cohen, the hard-hitting drummer who has gained a reputation for her versatile drumming videos on Facebook, has put the following video together in support of the Hit Like A Girl 2012 contest. As she says, “Not a lot of girls play drums,” and this contest can help support future female drummers.
The HitLikeAGirl2012 web site has been bombarded with hundreds of entrants and tens of thousands of votes. Public voting runs through April 15. Then 12 finalists and three wild cards will be judged by an all-star crew including Sheila E, Susie Ibarra, Dawn Richardson, Kimberly Thompson, Hannah Ford, and Jess Bowen.
Meytal’s story is inspiring for all drummers. A native of Israel she graduated from the prestigious Blich High School in Ramat-Gan as a theater major. But the age of 18, Meytal started playing drums and found her passion. After being released from duty after serving two years in the Israel Defense Force, Meytal relocated to LA and enrolled in the Los Angeles Music Academy where she studied with Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, Michael Shapiro, Aaron Zerfaty, Randy Cook and Joey Heredia. Since then Meytal has had the opportunity to collaborate, record or perform with artists such as N.E.R.D, Chromeo, Nelly Furtado, Metaphor and more.
To participate in the Hit Like A Girl contest or vote for your favorites, visit HitLikeAGirl2012.com