Move to beat
FROM $250 drum kits to $35 xylophones, the Musical Equipment section of Weekend Shopper has everything a budding musician needs.
Children’s musical dreams can also begin in this extensive section.
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student Brent Miller ( pictured), 21, has fond memories of beginning his musical life as a nine-year-old xylophone player.
Mr Miller said he began playing other percussion instruments such as the triangle and the cymbals in high school.
However, he is now proficient at one of the largest and loudest musical possibilities: the kettle drum or as it is known in orchestral terms, the timpani.
“Music is my passion - it’s what I’m driven to do,” he said.
“I love that it can express any emotion and touch people in a positive way. “I also love the diversity of percussion. “ There’s always something new to hit and despite all the jokes made about percussionists, there’s just as much musicality in percussion as there is in other instruments.”
Mr Miller’s most recent achievement was playing in the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra on March 20, along with 101 musicians from 33 countries.
The performance was streamed live on