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. Madeline 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!

  4. gabiandrews gabiandrews on April 12, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Madeline. Great video and great playing. This tune is not that easy to play and you nailed it. I just voted for you, and I wish you all the very best in the competition.
    Hugs Gabi.

    • Madeline Madeline on April 14, 2023 at 6:13 am

      Thanks for the support Gabi! It’s just me and my Dad that vote. I don’t like to beg my friends and family, so we decided that the two of us will vote for others in the competition that don’t get many. Thanks for your kind words -Love your videos! -Madeline

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