Doncaster’s very own little drummer boy shows off his musical talents

A seven year old Doncaster boy has blown away his parents with his passion for playing the drums.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 9:32 am

Jared Farmer has been playing the drums since he was just two years old.

Now at age seven is somewhat of a musical prodigy.

Jared’s Dad, Adam Farmer, said: “I’ve played the drums all my life and so they have always been around the house.

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Jared Farmer, seven, pictured by his Electric Drums.

“Since Jared was able to crawl he has been interested in them.

“It has always been in his blood.

“His school teachers used to put pots and pans out for him to bang on.”

Despite being so young Jared has already completed two grades and is now studying towards grade three.

Jared Farmer, seven, pictured on the Acoustic Drums.

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He has had lessons with Erroll Rollins Drum School and also follows youtube tutorials.

“I play three times a day,” Jared who lives in Bessecar said.

“When I grow up I want to play drums all over the world.”

Jared Farmer, seven, pictured with his dad Adam.

Jared is inspired by the famous drummer Travis Barker from Blink 182.

During the NHS clap for carers Jared would take his drums outside and bang them as loud as he could.

“It’s overwhelming how proud of him we are,” Adam said.

“He has an amazing natural talent.

Jared Farmer, seven, pictured on the Acoustic Drums.

“He can read music and creates his own.”

Jared and his parents want to get more kids involved in instruments as they know first hand the lack of funding for music in schools.

Their aim is to raise awareness of how beneficial the drums have been for Jared and hope that Doncaster schools add more options to their arts programmes.

“Most schools only have guitars or recorders,” Adam said.

“It’s unheard of for them to have something like a drum kit.

“But it has been so good for his mental health - especially through lockdown.

“It helps him relax and clear his mind.”

Due to Covid-19 Jared has not been able to play music with others but is looking for a local band to play with.

He also has an ambition to be a part of the Doncaster Jazz Youth Organization.

You can watch Jared play the drums on his Instagram here.

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