The MDS Story

Oct 2007

In October 2007, My Drum School was founded by James Pang with only 10 students in his private studio apartment.

Sep 2008

It took James Pang about a year to enrol his 100th student enrolment. The Junior Programme was launched.

James traveled to Los Angeles Music Academy for a summer program and studied the music scene there.

Jan 2009

40 people were on a waiting list and despite the recession, James decided to find a permanent place for MDS.

After evaluating eight locations, renovations started at MDS @ Lavender (City).

Apr 2009

MDS @ Lavender (City) was officially opened as the first drum centre, with James and 4 other part-time drum educators at the 700 sq ft facility.

Oct 2009

In a span of 2 years, MDS enrolled 290 students and Ms. Jenny Chui joined MDS as the 2nd full-time staff.

She is now the Head of Human Resources at MDS.

Dec 2011

With an enrolment of 885 students, we sourced for a 2nd centre to expand after 4 years.

We launched the Advanced Programme and Holiday Programme.

Feb 2012

MDS @ Ang Mo Kio (North) opened in Feb 2012, at Jubilee Square, featuring our Roland electronic drum kits.

Nov 2013

We won 4 national awards in 2013.
1) Asia Excellence Award
2) Promising SME 500 Award
3) Top 10 Fastest Growing Corporations in Singapore
4) The Spirit Of Enterprise Award

Feb 2014

We opened our third centre at MDS @ Katong (East), Katong Shopping Centre, catering to the students in the East.

Our teaching team grew to a total of 28 Drum Educators.

Oct 2014

We won the Singapore Quality Brand Award 2014 and had our brand displayed in the MRT train station, Dhoby Ghaut, for a whole month!

We also won Top Entrepreneur and Asia Top 10 awards in 2014 making our national award count to 7.

Dec 2014

We celebrated our 7th Anniversary Concert at Drama Centre (NLB) with a full house of 615 people! We ended the year with a strong team of 31 drum educators in our faculty.

Jul 2015

We opened our own Headquarters at a 1,400 sq ft facility at Oxley Bizhub 1.

This facility has a mini-concert hall that seats 50, a private studio, meeting rooms, director's room, pantry, and a game area.

Nov 2015

We opened our 4th centre at MDS @ Buona Vista (West), Rochester Mall, catering to the students in the West.

We ended the year with a strong capacity of 590-weekly drum students at MDS.

Sep 2016

We were selected to be in a Channel NewsAsia programme called "Bright Start, Bright Sparks", which featured prominent educational providers in Singapore. We also were voted "Best In Drumming" by Parent's World Magazine.

Oct 2007

In October 2007, My Drum School was founded by James Pang with only 10 students in his private studio apartment.

Sep 2008

It took James Pang about a year to enrol his 100th student enrolment. The Junior Programme was launched.

James traveled to Los Angeles Music Academy for a summer program and studied the music scene there.

Jan 2009

40 people were on a waiting list and despite the recession, James decided to find a permanent place for MDS.

After evaluating eight locations, renovations started at MDS @ Lavender (City).

Apr 2009

MDS @ Lavender (City) was officially opened as the first drum centre, with James and 4 other part-time drum educators at the 700 sq ft facility.

Oct 2009

In a span of 2 years, MDS enrolled 290 students and Ms. Jenny Chui joined MDS as the 2nd full-time staff.

She is now the Head of Human Resources at MDS.

Dec 2011

With an enrolment of 885 students, we sourced for a 2nd centre to expand after 4 years.

We launched the Advanced Programme and Holiday Programme.

Feb 2012

MDS @ Ang Mo Kio (North) opened in Feb 2012, at Jubilee Square, featuring our Roland electronic drum kits.

Nov 2013

We won 4 national awards in 2013.
1) Asia Excellence Award
2) Promising SME 500 Award
3) Top 10 Fastest Growing Corporations in Singapore
4) The Spirit Of Enterprise Award

Feb 2014

We opened our third centre at MDS @ Katong (East), Katong Shopping Centre, catering to the students in the East.

Our teaching team grew to a total of 28 Drum Educators.

Oct 2014

We won the Singapore Quality Brand Award 2014 and had our brand displayed in the MRT train station, Dhoby Ghaut, for a whole month!

We also won Top Entrepreneur and Asia Top 10 awards in 2014 making our national award count to 7.

Dec 2014

We celebrated our 7th Anniversary Concert at Drama Centre (NLB) with a full house of 615 people! We ended the year with a strong team of 31 drum educators in our faculty.

Jul 2015

We opened our own Headquarters at a 1,400 sq ft facility at Oxley Bizhub 1.

This facility has a mini-concert hall that seats 50, a private studio, meeting rooms, director's room, pantry, and a game area.

Nov 2015

We opened our 4th centre at MDS @ Buona Vista (West), Rochester Mall, catering to the students in the West.

We ended the year with a strong capacity of 590-weekly drum students at MDS.

Sep 2016

We were selected to be in a Channel NewsAsia programme called "Bright Start, Bright Sparks", which featured prominent educational providers in Singapore. We also were voted "Best In Drumming" by Parent's World Magazine.