Re: Your parent's attitude towards your drumming
My parents weren't exactly musical but they were arty and they encouraged us to follow any arty inclination. My sisters and I are all in our 60s now. One is a poet and plays clarinet. The other paints and and sings in a choir. I took to dance which my mother always supported, she came to everything I ever appeared in on stage right up to the end of her life.
All of which - looking back - is quite unusual I think for a fairly poor, working class, post-war family.