James Pang

Founder and Managing Director

MUSICAL ACCOMPLISHMENT

The depth of James’ musicality begins from his early musical upbringing. James discovered his love for music at a tender age by experimenting with a dizzying array of instruments such as electone, classical guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, clarinet, flute, piano, drums, and percussion. He received his Associate Diploma in Drums from the Australia & New Zealand Cultural Arts (ANZCA) with the highest honors.

At sixteen, James was introduced to master teacher Blair Sherrill, a student of world-class drummer Dennis Chambers and began private drum lessons with Blair for 4 years in Singapore. He started performing with Blair for YMCA Singapore in 1999, and gradually brought his performances to many campuses and around town. Since then, he has performed before thousands of people in countries like Australia, Thailand, East Malaysia, and the United States. James graduated from the summer program with the L.A Music Academy and also received a Certification of Accreditation from Orff Institute (Melbourne). He had the privilege to study with drumming professionals like Blair Sherrill, Gary Ferguson, Quentin Dennard, Dave Beyer, Mike Hughes, and Jimmy Lee. Besides being engaged with top gigs like Musiac Conference ’08, Singapore Food Festival ’09, 15th Drum Exchange Singapore, MediaCorp, Disney Channel and OKTO TV, he also travels to other countries like East Malaysia and Thailand to conduct clinics and conferences. James has judged for the Nation-wide Drumzout Competition, Borders Without Walls, Youth Entrepreneurship Symposium, and Kota Kinabalu Music Festival. He recently played to a crowd of 51,000 at the Singapore National Stadium for JDOP 2015.

James has a special ability to inspire and educate others via the drumset. He is passionate about his work, radiating joy and patience while graciously sharing the Spirit of Drumming. As founder and Managing Director, James owns the nationally recognised My Drum School (MDS) in Singapore. Within eight years, the reputable school has 4 centres, 40 teachers and over 2,600 students – a testament to James’ hard work and ever-growing passion to offer a high level of music education in a distinctive contemporary setting. MDS has been named “Top 10 Fastest Growing Corporations” by Promising SME 500 (2013). Besides tight schedules in performances, he is also currently serving as a music director in his church for more than 12 years and acts as a drum consultant to numerous churches in Singapore. James is dedicated to raise up a new generation of drummers in Singapore.

MUSICAL ACCOMPLISHMENT

The depth of James’ musicality begins from his early musical upbringing. James discovered his love for music at a tender age by experimenting with a dizzying array of instruments such as electone, classical guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, clarinet, flute, piano, drums, and percussion. He received his Associate Diploma in Drums from the Australia & New Zealand Cultural Arts (ANZCA) with the highest honors.

At sixteen, James was introduced to master teacher Blair Sherrill, a student of world-class drummer Dennis Chambers and began private drum lessons with Blair for 4 years in Singapore. He started performing with Blair for YMCA Singapore in 1999, and gradually brought his performances to many campuses and around town. Since then, he has performed before thousands of people in countries like Australia, Thailand, East Malaysia, and the United States. James graduated from the summer program with the L.A Music Academy and also received a Certification of Accreditation from Orff Institute (Melbourne). He had the privilege to study with drumming professionals like Blair Sherrill, Gary Ferguson, Quentin Dennard, Dave Beyer, Mike Hughes, and Jimmy Lee. Besides being engaged with top gigs like Musiac Conference ’08, Singapore Food Festival ’09, 15th Drum Exchange Singapore, MediaCorp, Disney Channel and OKTO TV, he also travels to other countries like East Malaysia and Thailand to conduct clinics and conferences. James has judged for the Nation-wide Drumzout Competition, Borders Without Walls, Youth Entrepreneurship Symposium, and Kota Kinabalu Music Festival. He recently played to a crowd of 51,000 at the Singapore National Stadium for JDOP 2015.

James has a special ability to inspire and educate others via the drumset. He is passionate about his work, radiating joy and patience while graciously sharing the Spirit of Drumming. As founder and Managing Director, James owns the nationally recognised My Drum School (MDS) in Singapore. Within eight years, the reputable school has 4 centres, 40 teachers and over 2,600 students – a testament to James’ hard work and ever-growing passion to offer a high level of music education in a distinctive contemporary setting. MDS has been named “Top 10 Fastest Growing Corporations” by Promising SME 500 (2013). Besides tight schedules in performances, he is also currently serving as a music director in his church for more than 12 years and acts as a drum consultant to numerous churches in Singapore. James is dedicated to raise up a new generation of drummers in Singapore.

ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENT

James’ music accolades are paralleled by his academic achievement – obtained his Business Degree at Nanyang Technological University with a First Class Honors. For three consecutive years he was on the Dean’s List, awarded scholarships and won a gold medal for emerging top of his academic cohort. In 2004 – 2006, James became the ‘Face’ of Nanyang Business School’s print advertisements, appearing on bus-stops shelters all over Singapore and the newspapers, making him one of the most recognizable faces on campus.

Upon graduation, James moved on to the business world and performed exceedingly well in the top accounting company he was employed. In spite of his bright prospects in the business world, James resigned from his position in the accounting firm, 8 months later, in order to pursue his dream of establishing a drum school. MDS was then founded in October 2007.

Shortly after in July 2009, James was featured in The Business Times (The MDS Story) as one of the successful entrepreneurs under 30 in Singapore. He also appeared in Computer Times (here) and other magazines for his innovation in using technology in his business. James believes in using and imparting his gifts and talents, and now builds his drum school upon two pillars: to inspire and to educate. His school has won national awards like “Best In Drumming” Parent’s World Magazine 2015, Top Entrepreneur 2014, Singapore Quality Brand Award 2014, Top 10 of Asia 2014, Asia Excellence 2013, Singapore Promising SME 500 (2013), Top 10 Fastest Growing Corporation, and The Spirit Of Enterprise 2013.

ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENT

James’ music accolades are paralleled by his academic achievement – obtained his Business Degree at Nanyang Technological University with a First Class Honors. For three consecutive years he was on the Dean’s List, awarded scholarships and won a gold medal for emerging top of his academic cohort. In 2004 – 2006, James became the ‘Face’ of Nanyang Business School’s print advertisements, appearing on bus-stops shelters all over Singapore and the newspapers, making him one of the most recognizable faces on campus.

Upon graduation, James moved on to the business world and performed exceedingly well in the top accounting company he was employed. In spite of his bright prospects in the business world, James resigned from his position in the accounting firm, 8 months later, in order to pursue his dream of establishing a drum school. MDS was then founded in October 2007.

Shortly after in July 2009, James was featured in The Business Times (The MDS Story) as one of the successful entrepreneurs under 30 in Singapore. He also appeared in Computer Times (here) and other magazines for his innovation in using technology in his business. James believes in using and imparting his gifts and talents, and now builds his drum school upon two pillars: to inspire and to educate. His school has won national awards like “Best In Drumming” Parent’s World Magazine 2015, Top Entrepreneur 2014, Singapore Quality Brand Award 2014, Top 10 of Asia 2014, Asia Excellence 2013, Singapore Promising SME 500 (2013), Top 10 Fastest Growing Corporation, and The Spirit Of Enterprise 2013.

FUN FACTS

He has won 8 national awards for the company, and been on every news channel, including Channel Suria and Razor TV.
He won a bowling competition, with 9 strikes and a score of 201, in 2013.
His YouTube channel has garnered more than 920,000 views since 2011.
He won a nation-wide crab-eating competition in 2009.
He is a Accenture Gold Medal recipient for graduating at the top in his Business School cohort, bagging 2 scholarships, and in the Dean’s List for 3 consecutive years.
He served 2.5 years in the Commando Elite Forces during his National Service in 2003.
He is married and has three kids.
He had his first drum lesson at the age of 17.

FUN FACTS

He has won 8 national awards for the company, and been on every news channel, including Channel Suria and Razor TV.
He won a bowling competition, with 9 strikes and a score of 201, in 2013.
His YouTube channel has garnered more than 920,000 views since 2011.
He won a nation-wide crab-eating competition in 2009.
He is a Accenture Gold Medal recipient for graduating at the top in his Business School cohort, bagging 2 scholarships, and in the Dean’s List for 3 consecutive years.
He served 2.5 years in the Commando Elite Forces during his National Service in 2003.
He is married and has three kids.
He had his first drum lesson at the age of 17.

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James is proud to be endorsed by Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Roland V-Drums, Heartbeat Drumsticks, and Drumaddict Fashion Apparel.

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James is proud to be endorsed by Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Roland V-Drums, Heartbeat Drumsticks, and Drumaddict Fashion Apparel.

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