Stéphanie Pinheiro


My musical journey started at the age of six. I studied the violin at Toulouse’s Conservatoire for 12 years, under the wing of Klaus Mulhberger, professional violinist at Toulouse Capitole National Orchestra. At 14 years old, I discovered the band Hole and was immediately blown away by the energy of the drummer, Patty Schemel. I realised that drums weren’t exclusively reserved to men, and I was inspired to learn. I taught myself, watching videos and listening to a lot of music. Unfortunately, my dream of becoming a professional violinist was cut short due to a serious health issue that forced me to stop playing for a few years, time I needed to heal and rebuild my strength. I resumed playing the drums more seriously in 2016. I was part of the band Enoa for few years, with which I performed in several music festivals. In 2021, I joined the alternative rock band Inrush. I participated in various musical projects such as Rockin’1000, after what I wanted to push myself further and decided to take lessons with professional drummer Matthieu Danesin at the Drum and Groove music school. All these experiences have helped to define myself as a musician and boosted my confidence to apply to the Hit Like A Girl Contest this year.
My intention is to set myself new challenges, to be present with my fellow drummers and to encourage more girls and women to play the drums, and to be part of this self-boosting, energy driven musical community.


  1. Mehdi Tellab on March 15, 2023 at 12:16 am

    Un de plus !
    Je te félicite pour tous les projets que tu entreprends.
    La musique et la musicalité coulent dans tes veines.
    Push the limit always.
    Stay yourself and keep rocking !!!
    Steph for président 🤘

    • on April 13, 2023 at 9:15 am

      Merci beaucoup Mehdi! Oui j’ai bien l’intention de rester moi-même 😉

  2. Yann Reynal de Saint Michel on March 18, 2023 at 7:52 am

    Tres beau morceau, avec un jeu bien carré et de la subtilité. Merci pour la promenade !!

    • on April 13, 2023 at 9:16 am

      Merci à toi Yann! Très bonne continuation à toi 😉

  3. Lopes on March 22, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Top top Steph .
    I love it

    • on April 13, 2023 at 9:17 am

      Merci beaucoup Sonia! 🙂

  4. drummerdanva on March 23, 2023 at 9:06 am

    Very musical sensitive playing.

    • on April 13, 2023 at 9:17 am

      Thank you very much!!

  5. DianeHirakawa DianeHirakawa on March 25, 2023 at 11:35 am

    WOW, violin and drums! Quite an impressive journey. I was one of the first girl drummers in the 1960’s here in the states. Glad you are continuing to exemplify this point to the younger girls now! This entry had a good feel and fills that fit perfectly. Thanks for showing.

    • on April 13, 2023 at 9:19 am

      Thank you very much for your comment Diane 🙂

  6. nadkelly nadkelly on April 4, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Amazing. This was so easy to listen too; you just grooved!

    • on April 13, 2023 at 9:20 am

      Thank you so much!

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  8. séb Muratet séb Muratet on April 12, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    Congrats! Super groovy tout en subtilité.
    Très content et très honoré d’avoir pu partager une scène avec toi 😉
    Je te souhaite le meilleur pour la suite.
    Rock on!

    • on April 13, 2023 at 9:22 am

      Oh merci beaucoup Sébastien! Plaisir partagé, j’ai beaucoup apprécié de jouer avec toi 🙂
      Plein de belles choses pour toi aussi, on se recroisera sûrement sur scène 😉

  9. Julie Armenaud on April 13, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Subtle and rock, just like you 🤘

    • on April 13, 2023 at 9:23 am

      Oh thank you my dear Julie <3

  10. CFee CFee on April 13, 2023 at 7:18 am

    merci et bravo, ton style est vraiment accueillant et on ne veut plus qu’il s’arrète. c’est un beau régal de rythmes. belle continuation à toi !

    • on April 13, 2023 at 9:24 am

      Merci beaucoup, ça me fait vraiment plaisir! Belle continuation à toi aussi 🙂

  11. on April 16, 2023 at 11:08 am

    I really enjoyed watching you! I loved the flow in your playing and the whole groove. You definitely have a lot of inspiration to give other women. I wish you good luck 🙂

    • on April 22, 2023 at 10:55 am

      Thank you so much!

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