Elyse Denman


Hi – my name is Elyse and I am 12 years old.

I am competing in this competition because my fantastic drumming teacher, Tabitha, told me about it. I have been drumming for a bit over two years now, even doing lessons via zoom during lockdown.
I like to drum because it is fun and it helps me with other things, for example I use some beats to help me remember difficult words in Spanish.
I picked Vanishing Girl because I have loved it since I was really little, and it makes me think about my dad every time I hear it or play it.
I have always wanted to learn to play the drums, ever since I knew what drums were, because I like to hit things. Being able to compete in this comp is cool!


  1. Felicity on March 28, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Very cool. Excellent drumming and great music, that’s a winning combination in my book.

  2. KJ andf Tricia on March 28, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    You rock Elyse. You did such a wonderful job with your drumming and it was easy to see you were enjoying yourself while playing a tune that holds a special place in your heart. We hope your love of drumming continues to bring you great enjoyment and help. We really enjoyed reading your comment as well. Good luck

  3. Neil on March 29, 2022 at 12:00 am

    That’s awesome Elyse, and loved your comment about drums “because I like to hit things!”
    I wish you all the best in this huge contest.

  4. valentina2014 valentina2014 on March 29, 2022 at 3:43 am

    So cool!!

  5. Kate on March 29, 2022 at 4:38 am

    Fantastic job Elyse. You looked like you were having so much fun!

  6. David on March 29, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    That was awesome. Great job.

  7. Anthony on March 29, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    Awesome work, well done Elyse!!
    Impressive for someone thats only been drumming for a couple of years and via zoom too.

    Keep on Rockin….

  8. Tabitha Thomas Tabitha Thomas on March 30, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Super job, Elyse! Nice syncopated kick and tricky fill! Your teacher must be VERY proud!

  9. victoriaacosta victoriaacosta on April 1, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Good job, Elyse! 🤟🏼

  10. Megan Weightman on April 2, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Fantastic job Elyse! You looked like you were enjoying yourself. I really liked your comment too. Drums are the best instrument – they are the heartbeat of any band. I sense a rock-chick in the making! Good luck in the comp and keep up the great work 😊

  11. Catalina on April 4, 2022 at 5:10 am

    I LOVE the song you chose Elyse! And reading that it reminds you of your dad is adorable. Great job on smashing out the beats girl! Xx

  12. Allegra Care on April 18, 2022 at 3:45 am

    Elyse, good luck this year.
    Another entry from Australia….YES

  13. Samantha on April 23, 2022 at 3:56 am

    You sure are good at hitting things 😉!
    Good luck Elyse!

  14. MariaWulf MariaWulf on April 29, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Great job, Elyse. I love that the rhythms of the drums helps you remember certain words. Maybe you can teach other people how to use drums for their memory too.

  15. Zurda on May 2, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Congrats! You’re doing great! I love the way you perform in this competition. I notice the passion you have for the drums. You have a very good beat. Keep on doing and always practice with a metronome. Well done.

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