Re: Musician abuse?
Well of course I would be offended if someone told me to stop playing how I've been playing for years and years. BUT on the other side, being a great drummer requires a lot of diversity in style and application of your skills.
Now if I were in your position, I would listen and quiet down for a little. I would learn to play quiet and then add in some fancy stuff. But, don't get to excited and let yourself go. If you can keep the fancy stuff under control I'm sure your director would be fine with it.