Leyan Senay (aka meowthedrums) was born in Belgium in 1993 and moved to Turkey as a child. Her first instrument was piano and she graduated from the high school of fine arts, where she studied piano and drums. She began her professional career in 2016 by opening her music studio ‘Drumeow’ and has made lots of projects with famous Turkish musicians like Berkay, Bahadir Tatlioz, Sila, Iskender Paydas, and so on.
She performed with Deniz Demiroz, the guitarist of the famous Turkish rock band, Bulutsuzluk Ozlemi, for several years and for the past 2 years she’s been playing with the Turkish classical orchestra, ‘Sesler Hazinesi’. With her own bands, she usually plays rock and metal.
Leyan is one of the drum instructors at Zuhal Music Academy in Istanbul and she attended the UK Drum Show in September 2019 as the artist of Turkish Cymbals. She has been featured on international websites and publications such as Tom Tom Magazine, Girls On Drums and Mentoria Legado. Currently, she is busy producing original conceptual drum videos for her social media accounts.
In addition to being a Drum Summit artist, Leyan is the first Turkish Ambassador of the famous drum contest ‘Hit Like A Girl’. She endorses Vater drumsticks, Turkish Cymbals, Cympad and Okecajon.