Madeline Oliver


Hi! I am Madeline and I am in grade seven, I just turned 13 at the end of February. I play soccer, badminton, figure skate and practice playing drum as well as flute, and piano on occasion. For this song entry, I watched a tutorial from drummer Steve Smith on youtube, produced by Drumeo, and wanted to give it a try. I learned most of this myself and also practiced a bit with an instructor that I see once a week. I found it to be challenging because of the open handed playing and the limb independence required to play. I am currently listening and learning challenging drum parts from Toto, System of a Down, Led Zeppelin and The Police. When I recorded this video, I didn’t have this contest in mind, so please forgive my ‘concentration face’ and I was wearing my pajamas! Thanks for taking the time to watch my video.


  1. on March 7, 2023 at 12:10 am

    Really nice Madeline,
    Very impressive work with the right hand !
    I wish you the best !

    • Madeline on March 7, 2023 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you for commenting! I really appreciate it.

  2. Chellfire on March 19, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    Way to go Madeline!! Great and consistent energy all throughout the song! And I also really admire the way you play with open-handed approach!!
    Keep persuing your passions and talents!
    Best Wishes,

    Chelsea Todd – Canadian Ambassador

  3. Mo Oliver Mo Oliver on March 20, 2023 at 8:09 pm

    I appreciate you taking time to watch my video and thank you for your kind words, it’s nice to get comments!

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