Michael Bean began playing drums at the young age of 7, finding himself restricted by the primary problem of percussionists: noise complaints. The drums were too noisy and taking up too much space. He knew the problem needed a solution. Which is why as a young adult Michael’s been brainstorming about a revolutionary product, which would bypass the problem of both noise and space. In 2009 he introduced this product idea to his daughter, Abigail Eileen, a bright middle school student. She was enthusiastic and supportive of the problem, and continues to inspire its development today. With her help, Micheal’s idea became a reality, called AE Drums in honor of Abigail Eileen. Since 2009 the primary product has been in development. It is a snare drum that can be used for both practice and performance.