Pritish A R

Age: 13

Home country: Australia

Special skill: Drumming

Hello, I’m Pritish and drumming has been my passion ever since I can remember. Today I hold the record for the most drumbeats in a minute using drumsticks – 2,370. That’s almost 40 beats per second! 🥁😎

Where it all started

When I was little, I used to make sounds with my toys and my mum noticed that I was naturally attracted to music… that’s before I even started school!

So, when I was 5, she signed me up to a programme at kindergarten where we would ride a bus full of musical instruments – I was instantly in love. 💛

So, why did I choose the drums?

I think that the loudness of the toms and the fact that I could use my arms and legs connected me with the kit.

I don’t like to keep my limbs idle – I need to use my whole body to create music! 🤪


My journey towards record breaking...

Soon I started taking lessons every week and even practising every single day!

I had a dream of becoming one of the best young drummers in the world, and no one could stop me. 💪🏽

After I passed the highest level drum exam possible, my mum suggested that I could attempt breaking a world record.

I’ve always wanted to learn how to drum roll very fast, so this record title seemed ideal.

But don’t get me wrong – it was super hard at first. 😱

I practised for 7 months straight and, finally, the title became mine!

On the day of the attempt, seeing the setup and taking my throne to start, the butterflies tickled through my stomach.

Pritish A R

What it's like being a record holder

My attempt took place in a music studio, so that we could track all the beats with pinpoint precision – it was all so professional!

I was so happy to find out that I broke the previous record of 2,109, set by an adult

As soon as I finished the attempt and was told the result, I had a huge smile on my face! 🥹

I am the only musician in my family, which makes it even more special.

I felt super proud when my friends congratulated me at school and, even more, when my achievement was announced by the principal in assembly and published in the school newsletter. 🥳


Drumming is my passion and music is my breath. When I play the drums, I feel the rhythm stimulating and motivating me!

Pritish A R


Fun facts about me

Here’s a couple more things you need to know about me:

  • I have many hobbies other than music! I like swimming, indoor climbing, cricket and even martial arts. 🏊🏾 🏏 🥋

  • Without a guess, my favourite subject is Music – but I also enjoy Maths, Sports, Technology & Geography!

  • I strongly believe that nothing has the power to heal and bring happiness to life as much as music. 🎶

My plans for the future

I have many goals for the future!

I want to pursue a career in music, learn more instruments – such as the bongo – and even learn how to drum with fire sticks. 🔥

I also want to enter talent shows and release my own music.

And in case you’re wondering…

Yes, I’d like to break more records!!! 🤩