Re: Your parents' attitude towards your drumming
All of my siblings and I started playing piano, taking lessons at least. After a year of hating it I quit. No pressure either way. Then later a year of sax lessons. Same routine. So I quit. then 2 years later I decided to take drum lessons. this was in school and not behind a kit. Did this for 6 years and loved the drums. My Mom was just happy to see me do something other than sports. I had part of a drum kit in my room and I guess everyone tolerated the noise, but my mom never missed a school concert. So all was well I guess. No one complained.
My Father WAS a Rocket Scientist!