Michelle Verna Tan
Hi my name is Michelle Verna Tan, I’m 13 years old, from Indonesia. I like playing drums since I was 2 years old. But I was started have drum lesson when I was 6 years old. Then, I started to play drum at church on Sunday service. I was nervous at the beginning but it also fun. Then I realise that playing drums had become part if my life and my passion.
There are some people in my life that really have a big contribution, so I become what I am today : my parents, my teachers, my drum teachers, my coach mr. Echa Soemantri. They are a real heroes in my life. They really support me to play drums and inspire me to do more.
I hope I can inspire other girls too, because not so many girls play drums in my town. Many people still think that drum is not for girls. I want people change their mind about it. I want to show that there should be equality between boys and girls, including for playing drums. So, by joining this contest I want people know that girls also can play drums as well.
In the end, I just want to thank Jesus for the talents He’s given to me. All is just by His grace that I can do so far.