When you’ve only been in this world for three years, you’re not really expected do more than walk and talk and play. However, this little toddler from Malaysia, Howard Wong, doesn’t conform to any of these expectations. At a time when most of his peers are still entertained by games of peek-a-boo, Wong has become a viral sensation on the internet because of his proficiency as a drummer.
Most people take years to discover their talents and years after that to attain any level of proficiency in their chosen field but at just a year and half, Howard managed to awe his parents by drumming along with the age old nursery song, ‘Old McDonald Had A Farm’. At the age of three, though he was almost hidden behind his imposing drum kit, Howard became an integral part of his dad’s own rock group.
At his age and size, Howard is a true prodigy and recordings of his performances have been viewed over twenty three million times online. In this video below, a three year old Howard wearing a Christmas Hat can be seen performing at a carnival in Penang, Malaysia. Crowds gathered to watch his perform and their rapture at his impressive percussionist abilities is easily visible. Commentators have taken note of his perfect timing and limitless talent.
Howard is now ten years old and his talent only seems to have grown along with him. While he makes his playing look effortless, one can only wonder at the hours of hard work and practice that he must have put in to be so good. Rock on Howard Wong!
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