Leyan Senay

Leyan Senay is an independent drummer, a drum teacher and the ambassador and organizer ‘Hit Like A Girl’ in Turkey. Born in Belgium, her first instrument was piano. She graduated from the department of English Literature at University and started her professional music career in 2016 by establishing a music studio and playing drums.

She took part in various projects and gave lots of concerts with many famous Turkish musicians such as Nil Karaibrahimgil, İskender Paydaş and Murat Bo.

In 2022, Leyan was selected as one of the most inspiring and successful women of the year by Yeditepe University. As the first Turkish drummer invited to the Benelux Drum Festival ‘Herfstfest’, she gave workshops and represented Turkish music and classical Turkish grooves at festivals in Belgium and Netherlands. During this year she also became a Ted X Reset speaker!