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Oct
12
2018

Drum with Ayden: 2018 Trinity Rock & Pop Drums Grade 1 New Syllabus

It has been almost 5 months now since Ayden started attending drumming lessons. I shared his videos in this blog as well as on Facebook and received many inquiries from curious moms wanting to start their little kids on drums too. I will continue sharing so you can see his progress and to know what the exam songs are for Trinity Rock & Pop Drums new syllabus. If you are planning to start your kid […]

Oct
4
2018

Drum with Ethan: Uptown Funk

You’ve watched Ayden play the simplified version of Uptown Funk from his Grade 1 book. You’ve probably watched me trying to play that same song too. Yes, the keyword there is TRY as I am still unable to play it accurately today. Now let’s see how big bro Ethan does it but of course he’ll be playing the ORIGINAL and COMPLETE version of Uptown Funk. 

Oct
1
2018

Drum with Ayden: Fever

Hello hello! It’s time for another update on Ayden’s drumming. The new Trinity Rock & Pop Drums 2018 syllabus has really some awesome songs in it such as the classic hit Billie Jean and recent hit Uptown Funk and Seven Nation Army. The rest of the songs are quite catchy but I am not familiar with them yet Ayden is determined to learn them all. These days Ayden spends less time on electronic gadget because […]

Sep
24
2018

Drum with Ayden: Seven Nation Army

Another quick update on our little drummer Ayden. As mentioned earlier, he started attending drum lessons in June this year. He is into the 4th month of drumming and enjoying every moment of it.  Here is Ayden playing Seven Nation Army. If you have not watch any of his previous drumming videos, I’d recommend you to watch this one. He totally enjoyed playing this song and it shows as he shakes his head while playing […]

Sep
18
2018

Drum with Ethan: Despacito

Both my drummer boys are on a roll. They are churning out drum covers faster than I can update my blog  Ethan’s primary school teacher requested for two songs from him – Despacito and 我们不一样 WO MEN BU YI YANG. Ethan gets help from his drum teacher to teach him. I’ve shared 我们不一样 WO MEN BU YI YANG earlier so here is Ethan playing Despacito:  Drummer Ethan @ 11Y1M If you are keen to watch Ethan’s previous […]

Sep
16
2018

Drum with Ayden: Billie Jean

 Drummer Ayden may be too young to know who Michael Jackson is but since he learned the song Billie Jean, he is hooked to the rest of MJ’s songs. For those keen to start your little ones on drumming, this is one of the 6 songs available in the 2018 Trinity Rock & Pop Drums Grade 1. Ayden is into the 4th month of learning the drums and here are other fun songs he […]

Sep
10
2018

Drum with Ethan: 我们不一样 WO MEN BU YI YANG drum cover

After sharing a video of Little Drummer Ayden playing Uptown Funk in my previous post, it’s time to share Big Brother Ethan’s latest drum cover. Can you imagine how great a neighbour we are with these two budding drummers at home?  Ethan’s drum cover this time is a Chinese song – 我们不一样. I don’t know the meaning of this song but I like listening to it. Ethan learns to play shuffle beats on the hi hats for […]

Sep
9
2018

Drum with Ayden: Uptown Funk

Ayden is into the 4th month of learning the drums and has shown vast improvements as he practices regularly at home. This is the best age to be learning music as he has all the time in the world. He is not burdened with school nor homeworks so he can enjoy playing the drums as and when he wishes. Ayden learned another song over the week. It is his favourite song – Uptown Funk. I […]

Aug
27
2018

Drum with Ayden: 2018 Trinity Rock & Pop Drum Grade 1 | Another One Bites The Dust

Ayden grows up seeing big brother Ethan playing the drum and piano. It influences him to learn the piano and take up drumming too.  I use big bro Ethan’s old books to guide Ayden on the piano but that’s about it. He never pursue it further unlike drum. He requested for us to enroll him for formal lessons under Ethan’s drum teacher and we did back in June. It has been almost 3 months now […]

Jul
29
2018

Drum with Ethan: It’s My Life Drum Cover

A brand new day on a brand new week. Today I would like to share Ethan’s latest drum cover – It’s My Life by Bon Jovi.  According to Ethan, this song is easier to play compared to the more challenging BURN he did previously. BURN remains as his most challenging cover todate.  Ethan is still very much passionate about drumming. We are lucky he has an equally passionate and patient drum teacher to guide him […]

Jun
16
2018

Drum with Ethan: Ellie Goulding’s BURN Drum Cover

Ethan’s latest drum cover. This time he played Ellie Goulding’s BURN. It is one of his most challenging drum cover todate. I am his biggest fan. I love watching him play especially to this song ♥ Drummer Ethan @ 10y10m

Apr
29
2018

Drum with Ethan: PPAP (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen)

This song took the world by storm last year. It brought a mixed love-hate reaction to many listeners. I myself wasn’t sure how to react to it. I don’t really like it but enjoyed seeing the boys singing and acting it out.  Little Ayden has recently started singing it again and Ethan, like any good big brother out there, plays this on the drums for Ayden. He learned to play this song himself from YouTube. […]

Apr
22
2018

REWRITE THE STARS Piano and Drum Cover by Ethan

How many of you watched The Greatest Showman? I heard it’s good but can you believe we did not manage to catch it in the cinema?  Anyway, here is Drummer Ethan’s cover to Rewrite The Stars. It is his first time playing BOTH the piano and drum for the same song. He learns the piano piece from YouTube. As for the drums, his drum teacher guided him. It is also my first time combining two videos […]

Mar
6
2018

Drum with Ethan: Fight Song

Ethan is 10 years 7 months old. He has been playing drum for 5 years now. These days, he loves playing commercial songs. He learns these songs from YouTube and at times, gets assistance from his drum teacher to help him with the more complicated beats.  This is his latest drum cover – Fight Song by Rachel Platten. This week is also his school’s first term exam so yeah, fight on Ethan! For me, what […]

Jan
27
2018

Piano with Ethan: How Far I’ll Go

Ethan is currently without a teacher for piano. His previous teacher has her own studio now but it is far away from us. She is also teaching in a music school not very far away from us yet not very near either but we are unable to commit due to time and distance factor.  To pass his time, Ethan uses YouTube as his guide. He learned this song, “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s Moana […]

Dec
27
2017

Baby Shark Dance and Drum Cover by Little Ayden and Drummer Ethan

Is the Baby Shark craze still on? Ayden listened to this song when he was very little but recently it became a hit all over again.  Since the boys has nothing much to do during the school holidays, we recorded this Baby Shark Dance and Drum Cover by Little Ayden and big brother Drummer Ethan.  Hope you enjoy the video:   Check-out the compilation of their music videos here.

Dec
19
2017

Drum with Ethan: PERFECT drum cover

Ethan plays the drum and piano a lot during the school holidays. It keeps him occupied. Ed Sheeran’s PERFECT is trending again since the release of Perfect Symphony with Andrea Bocelli and it prompted Ethan to play this song.  This is also the first song he learns to play by himself. Take a listen to his drum cover to Perfect: Check-out the rest of their music videos here.

Nov
14
2017

Drummer Ethan: Live Band Performance

Bzz bzz bzz… we are busy as a bee. Just the other day I shared Ethan’s drum performance at First City University College. Now I have two more videos to share as he performed with his band members for his school’s Talent Night last Saturday. Because this is a live band performance and includes many of his schoolmates (other than himself), I decided to blur out the name of the school for privacy purposes. They […]

Nov
10
2017

Drummer Ethan: Guest Performer at First City UC Idol Semi-Final

It is the end of the academic year for 2017. Ethan is no longer occupied with studies and homework but is now busy with many drum performances ahead. Last week, he received an invitation to perform at First City UC Idol Semi-Final that was held today. He did not have much time to prepare so we just decided for him to play any song that he is most comfortable with.  He is not a participant […]

Sep
14
2017

Ayden’s musical journey

If you have been following my blog and FB, you’ll know that big brother Ethan is a drummer as well as a pianist. He started learning piano when he was 5 and half a year later he took up drums.  For piano, the piano teacher comes over to our house therefore Ayden sees her teaching the kor-kor all the time.  It also intrigued him into playing the piano. The piano teacher did introduce Ayden to […]

May
7
2017

Drumming with Ethan

It has been so long since I last uploaded a video of Ethan’s drumming. Drumming has taken a back seat in his life at the moment as he has been busy with other stuffs but he still attends drumming lessons once a week. He still plays the drum every once in a while though as he’ll be sitting for Grade 6 exam next month. He gets bored when he has no performance scheduled in the […]

Dec
4
2016

Drum with Ethan: Ethan’s Performance at Sunway Giza mall

Today’s agenda is having Ethan perform at Sunway Giza for a musical concert. He performed two Grade 6 exam pieces in front of an audience. A week ago I suggested for Ethan to ditch the book and play by ear as I find it weird to see a drummer playing with a book in front of him. Today, he proves to me that he is able to do that – playing without his exam book  […]

Nov
19
2015

Drum Rehearsal

Ethan went to school late today as he attended a rehearsal earlier. He’ll be the opening act for a college’s talent competition this Friday (thanks to Piano Station for arranging it) and today is his first rehearsal.  Ethan in the music room while waiting for the hall to be ready. I like how the students padded the walls with egg cartons. I’ve always wanted to do this for Ethan’s drum room but never got about […]

Jun
7
2015

Exam woes during the school holidays

With a blink of an eye we are already half way through the two weeks of the school holidays. Our holidays started great with the 4D/3N trip up to Genting but immediately after we got home it was busy, busy and busy for Ethan as he has his Grade 2 Trinity Piano exam on the 4th and Grade 4 Trinity Drum exam on the 10th June! So while other children are playing and enjoying their […]

Apr
15
2015

Ethan’s Drumming Journey

Ethan first started learning drum in October 2012. He was 5 years old then. And by October 2013, his drum teacher featured him on the cover of his first book ‘Play With Colours’ Volume 1. Through the music school, Ethan got the chance to perform in public. Fast forward to 2015, Ethan is now waiting to sit for his Grade 4 exam somewhere in May or June. And this is one of the exam piece […]

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