Meet Avery Molek, a 6-year-old drummer who's currently experiencing his 15 minutes of YouTube fame. In a video making the rounds online this week, the tiny drummer is shown shredding his way through Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher," barely missing a beat as he plays the classic song like a pro.
Molek has been playing the drums since he was four years old and in just two years he's played over 15 shows spanning four different states, wowing crowds with his prodigious love of Kiss and other hard rock bands. According to his Facebook, the munchkin musician has also embarked on a tour in his homestate of Pennsylvania. He's already giving Mr. Alex Van Halen a run for his money!
Although we are loving Molek's intense drumming session, we can't help but think his song choice is a little, erm, mature for his age. We bet the first grader's elementary school teacher was sufficiently weirded out by the viral ode to education. Scroll through the slideshow of more child prodigies below and let us know your thoughts on the young drummer in the comments.