Stephanie Meimann

United States

Teacher/School: Pat Gerasia

Hello, my name is Stephanie. I’ve been playing the drums for 5 years, unless you count all the years I used pots and pans with wooden spoons as a kid. This is my third year entering HLAG. I have loved music for as long as I can remember, and especially drums.

I decided to learn this Audioslave song as it’s always a great reminder to Be Yourself! Plus, I loved the soulful sound, and the ability to put my interpretation on the song and utilize my entire kit. This video was done as a single playthrough. I’m taking advantage of using a drumless track, so the only drums and cymbals you are hearing are mine!

I am playing a WFLIII custom drum kit along with DW titanium snare, Zildjian K series cymbals, and DW stands and pedals.

A major shout out to Pat Gerasia of The Violent for being an awesome drum coach and putting up with me all these years!

What drummers inspire me, besides my drum teacher? The usual suspects are: Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Mike Portnoy. Jen Ledger and Hayley Cramer are amazing to watch, also Per Andreasson, Rick Allen and Barry Kerch just to name a few. This list could really go on forever.

Thanks for checking out my entry. Rock on ladies!


  1. DianeHirakawa DianeHirakawa on March 25, 2023 at 10:06 am

    Good staying with the beat and smiling too! Glad you gave credit by name to your coaches. I did that before, but forgot in this profile. Bad me! Your video looks like you are having great fun. Congrats.

    • mrsjehu on April 13, 2023 at 6:05 am

      Thanks so much! I definitely have fun playing this one!

  2. nadkelly nadkelly on April 3, 2023 at 5:44 pm

    Your smile is infectious. I had a ton of fun grooving to the beat with you. Amazing!!

    • mrsjehu on April 13, 2023 at 6:05 am

      Thanks! This one is really easy to get into playing!

  3. pgerasia on April 12, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    Set the bar higher than ever this year!! First of many votes from me. You deserve it!!! Nailed the feel and vibe on this and the drums sound SICKKKK!!!

    • mrsjehu on April 13, 2023 at 6:06 am

      I couldn’t have done it with out ya! Thanks so much!!

  4. Jackie on April 16, 2023 at 8:20 am

    I loved seeing you having a great time Rockin’ out.

    • mrsjehu on April 25, 2023 at 8:04 am

      Thanks! You know how much I love rockin’ out!!

  5. Chelsea Hillerich on April 22, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    Hi, Stephanie! I’m in Pat’s studio too. Congrats to you both on this wonderful performance! Nice song choice, I love the message behind it! You bring a great energy to the music that makes it really enjoyable to watch. Awesome job! You definitely have my vote! 🙂

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