Winifred Tan (Wini a.k.a. TinyWini)
band: altoduo / session drummer
STICK SIZE: 7a
With over 10 years of drumming experience under my belt, I’ve honed my craft diligently. My dedication led me to become a private student at the Trinity College Music Examinations London, where I delved into the intricate artistry of drumming. The result? Recognition as a finalist in esteemed competitions like the 2019 Hit Like a Girl and the DrumOff Global 2021. But my journey didn’t stop there.
Collaboration has always been key to my growth. I’m immensely proud to be endorsed by some of the best in the industry – TRX cymbals, Pantheon Percussion, FatFreq professional IEMs, and DrumHead Apparels. Their unwavering support fuels my drive to continuously push my limits and explore new horizons in drumming.
My drumming odyssey traverses diverse musical landscapes. You’ll find me seamlessly shifting between genres, from the raw energy of rock to the smooth grooves of jazz, the soulful rhythms of reggae to the infectious beats of Latin music. But it’s within the realms of MathRock, Fusion, and Chill-Hop that my heart finds its true home. The intricate complexities of MathRock, the boundless creativity of Fusion, and the laid-back vibes of Chill-Hop allow me to express my musical soul in ways that words can’t capture.
When the drumsticks are set aside, you’ll often find me in local music schools, sharing my passion as a drum instructor. Guiding aspiring musicians in their own rhythmic journeys brings a different kind of fulfillment, one that echoes with the essence of my own beginnings.
In the heart of all these experiences, I’ve come to realize that drumming is not just about hitting skins and cymbals. It’s about capturing emotions, creating connections, and painting stories through beats. Each drumbeat carries a piece of me, and I’m honored to share that piece with the world. So, whether I’m rocking the stage, collaborating with fellow artists, or imparting my knowledge to eager students, I’m living the rhythm, one beat at a time.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
I’m currently playing predominantly 7A standards, and sometimes 5As, depending on the genres I’m playing (mathrock, prog rock, alt rock etc, or percussion). What I love most about Collision drumsticks is their resistance, thickness and durability – they do not shred as fast (rim hits, drum hits or even cymbal hits). Secondly, they have an optimum thickness, weight distribution and length, which really trains up my wrist power/responses and helps improve my drum techniques! I like their texture and grip, I find that they don’t slip off easily and yet don’t blister my small fingers as easily as other sticks too. They move smoothly in my small hands and are perfectly balanced and grips are perfect. Lastly, I love is their quick responses and great customer service!
I’ve never been more satisfied about a pair of drumsticks. I’d definitely recommend Collision sticks.