Thanks to Blake's great grandparents, he is now taking up the steel drum. I endlessly researched different drums for kids and came across the mini steel pan drum. Many websites argue that these mini pans are mere toys and are not authentic. I looked into authentic steel drums and the smallest ones start at $1800. I figured we were not that skilled so why not experiment on the less expensive version. Of course Andrew mastered the little thing within minutes, but Blake and I are still learning the basics (note: Andrew playing Happy Birthday on the drum in the background). I was originally looking for an authentic tom tom drum, but there aren't any high quality ones for kids anymore. They have been replaced with plastic ones. So here is a video of Blake playing his first solo. Rock on kid.