The MDS Story

2007

In October 2007, My Drum School was founded by James Pang with only 10 students in his private studio apartment.

2008

After a year, 40 people were on a waiting list and despite the recession, James decided to find a permanent place for MDS.

After evaluating eight locations, renovations started at this 700 sq ft facility.

2009

Along with 6 other part-time drum educators, MDS @ Jalan Besar (Central) was the first official centre opened in April 2009. Ms. Jenny Chui joined MDS as the 1st full-time employee in August 2009.

2010

We conducted our 1st Corporate Event at Henry Park Primary School. By the end of 2010, we had enrolled a total of 637 students.

2011

The first exam workshop was conducted in July 2011. Held at Goodman Arts Centre, with a turnout of 28 people, we invited Mark Murphy from Australia to host the event.

2012

MDS @ Ang Mo Kio (North) opened in February 2012, at Jubilee Square, featuring our Roland electronic drum kits. With an increasing demand for our lessons, we launched the Holiday Programme short course.

2013

We won 4 national awards in 2013.
1) Asia Excellence Award
2) Promising SME 500 Award
3) Top 10 Fastest Growing Corporations in Singapore
4) The Spirit Of Enterprise Award

2014

We opened our third centre at MDS @ Katong (East), Katong Shopping Centre, and we celebrated our 7th Anniversary Concert at Drama Centre (NLB) with a full house of 615 people! The school ended the year with a strong team of 31 drum educators in our faculty.

2015

We opened our 4th centre at MDS @ Buona Vista (West), Rochester Mall, and opened our Headquarters; a 1,400 sq ft facility at Oxley Bizhub.

This facility has a mini-concert hall that seats 50, a private studio, meeting rooms, director's room, pantry, and a game area.

2016

We were selected to be in a Channel NewsAsia programme called "Bright Start, Bright Sparks", which featured prominent educational providers in Singapore. We also were voted "Best In Drumming" by Parent's World Magazine.

2017

We hosted our 10th Anniversary Concert at Drama Centre (NLB) with more than 40 performers that night!

We reached a significant milestone at MDS by hitting a population of 700-weekly drum students after a decade.

2018

We conducted our biggest Corporate Programme till date with 278 preschool teachers from 25 MapleBear Schools in one day.

2019

After a decade, we refreshed our logo and re-modeled our school premises. We also shifted our Jalan Bersar centre to Potong Pasir (Central) and expanded our Ang Mo Kio (North) to a bigger space in the same building. We ended the year by reaching 800-weekly drum students and 48 employees.

2007

In October 2007, My Drum School was founded by James Pang with only 10 students in his private studio apartment.

2008

After a year, 40 people were on a waiting list and despite the recession, James decided to find a permanent place for MDS.

After evaluating eight locations, renovations started at this 700 sq ft facility.

2009

Along with 6 other part-time drum educators, MDS @ Jalan Besar (Central) was the first official centre opened in April 2009. Ms. Jenny Chui joined MDS as the 1st full-time employee in August 2009.

2010

We conducted our 1st Corporate Event at Henry Park Primary School. By the end of 2010, we had enrolled a total of 637 students.

2011

The first exam workshop was conducted in July 2011. Held at Goodman Arts Centre, with a turnout of 28 people, we invited Mark Murphy from Australia to host the event.

2012

MDS @ Ang Mo Kio (North) opened in February 2012, at Jubilee Square, featuring our Roland electronic drum kits. With an increasing demand for our lessons, we launched the Holiday Programme short course.

2013

We won 4 national awards in 2013.
1) Asia Excellence Award
2) Promising SME 500 Award
3) Top 10 Fastest Growing Corporations in Singapore
4) The Spirit Of Enterprise Award

2014

We opened our third centre at MDS @ Katong (East), Katong Shopping Centre, and we celebrated our 7th Anniversary Concert at Drama Centre (NLB) with a full house of 615 people! The school ended the year with a strong team of 31 drum educators in our faculty.

2015

We opened our 4th centre at MDS @ Buona Vista (West), Rochester Mall, and opened our Headquarters; a 1,400 sq ft facility at Oxley Bizhub.

This facility has a mini-concert hall that seats 50, a private studio, meeting rooms, director's room, pantry, and a game area.

2016

We were selected to be in a Channel NewsAsia programme called "Bright Start, Bright Sparks", which featured prominent educational providers in Singapore. We also were voted "Best In Drumming" by Parent's World Magazine.

2017

We hosted our 10th Anniversary Concert at Drama Centre (NLB) with more than 40 performers that night!

We reached a significant milestone at MDS by hitting a population of 700-weekly drum students after a decade.

2018

We conducted our biggest Corporate Programme till date with 278 preschool teachers from 25 MapleBear Schools in one day.

2019

After a decade, we refreshed our logo and re-modeled our school premises. We also shifted our Jalan Bersar centre to Potong Pasir (Central) and expanded our Ang Mo Kio (North) to a bigger space in the same building. We ended the year by reaching 800-weekly drum students and 48 employees.