His first drum lesson

We’ve finally enrolled Ethan for drum lessons. He has been learning beginner drum beats from YouTube but doesn’t know what to do with those beats so I had to get a drum teacher to assist him. He had his first lesson today and enjoyed every bit of it as finally after a week having the drum set at home, he can now drum to songs!

The drum teacher taught Ethan to read drum notes. After struggling learning to read piano notes I find reading drum notes to be such a breeze! Ethan finds it easier reading drum notes too and had no trouble coping with the lesson today. 

The drum teacher guiding Ethan during the first half of the class.

Finally Ethan jammed with his teacher before the end of the class. 

It was a rocking good 40 minutes we had today. Ethan really enjoyed the lessons and I enjoyed seeing him play.

The teacher recommended this Trinity Guildhall Drum Introducing Kit book (RM59.90) for Ethan and we practiced playing that at home. It is not as easy as we thought but Ethan is catching up. He’ll need lots and lots of practice. There’s no short cuts in learning drum nor piano. He’ll need to practice hard and for him to do that, I have to work harder in guiding him too!

Watch his first practice at home here:

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    Keep it up, Ethan… Bang away! LOL!!!

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    Smart boy!

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    Really can see Ethan has so much passion. Keep it up ya boy.

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    I wonder it cost how much for a 1 to 1 lesson for this, must be not cheap huh… =.=”

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      Choi Yen, it’s not cheap but it’s not too expensive neither. Affordable ler…

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    Ethan is cute! You are turning him to a musician :)

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      He is turning ME into a musician too! ^_^

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    Good one …yes there will be endless guiding all along his growing up journey. Bravo to Ethan and mummy too!

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    Wait, does it mean u bought a drum set?;P ehhehehe! Ethan is going to be a good drummer!!;D

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      Yes Eunice. Ethan has a drum set at home :)

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    that’s so cool. he looked so super duper happy. teacher also look quite cool huh? lol. your ears pain or not listening to them practise?

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      of coz teacher looks quite cool. I look through teachers’ profile and select the handsome one leh! Muahahahahahaha..

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    It is Yamaha or Rock School?

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      JC, definitely not Yamaha. Yamaha rejected Ethan for both piano n drums! >_<

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    haha me is marching band drummer . . . probably Ethan is more pro than me in Drum set lol

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      ethan just started yesterday only. Mana can be more pro than you? ^_^

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    Lovely,,,I wonder if you’re picking it up too Merryn?

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      of coz i AM! I’m picking up drum way better than piano. I’m struggling in piano but am very comfortable with the drums! ^_^

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    Ethan must be one happy boy!! ;)
    Next time he can teach papa and mama how to play already!

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    Very happy to know that finally Ethan has got a teacher to teach him how to play drum.

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      Oh yes, we are so delighted too. We told them Ethan already knows the basic drum beats before the school actually accepted him!

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    Nowadays, kid has so many things to learn. As long as he is enjoying what he learns, as a parent, you enjoy seeing him learn too. Way to go, Ethan.

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    *ahem*….i feel that his Mum enjoyed even more than him la!

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    Cool! Great start, drum all the way Ethan. Bananaz used to bang at tin with chopsticks when as a kid, too bad no got parents to sponsor ;(. Dad hates music considered them noisy and mom prefers her Cantonese operas..haha.

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