Kid in pyjamas rocks Metallica on drums
6-year-old boy thrashes Metallica’s Enter Sandman on a drum kit.

Most kids have had a bash at some sort of musical instrument by the age of six. From that first rattle to those infernal battery-driven keyboards, your average little boy loves making a noise. Not every child can isolate a talent as pronounced as Avery Molek’s. This little boy is a more accomplished drummer than many adult percussionists, even though he’s barely in school.

If you’ve ever sat at a drum kit, you’ll know what it takes to generate a steady rhythm, never mind whack out a drum solo. Consistent strength and a metronome-like pace are incredibly difficult to perfect, but Avery has already managed to achieve this. He also performs live with other musicians. We’re sure that if you ask him, he won’t say he wants to be a fireman when he grows up…

Also, he can play Metallica while dressed in his pyjamas. It doesn’t get much more rock n’ roll than that.

Musical youth

Now, before you rush off to your local music store to get a Fender bass and an amp the size of a small car for your kid, remember that your child’s hearing is important. Lots of professional musicians struggle with hearing problems later in life after years of performing live or working in studio. Make sure your child wears protective ear wear and that the volume level on earphones or speakers is kept well within safe levels.

Not all children will take to music in the same way, and some musical instruments are harder to learn than others. Many music teachers recommend an easier instrument such as a descant recorder for beginners. The benefits of starting with an easier instrument include learning to read music as well as basic music theory. Some instruments such as the violin or the guitar come in smaller sizes for tiny hands, and a good music teacher will know how to bring out the best in your child.

In the meantime, watch Avery for some musical inspiration:

“Enter Sandman” by Avery, 6-year-old drummer via Avery Drummer Molek/YouTube

Do you encourage your child to take an interest in music?

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