Re: Derek Roddy here!
I'll be happy to set up my kit in their driveway!!!!!! Haha.
I like practicing out doors. LoL.
As far as independence......start simple. Don't try to start with double para diddles against flam taps on anything like that.
I started, getting use to the motion of moving back and forth between the BD and Hi Hat pedals playing a very slow double stroke pattern. Each sound source gets 2 hits....k,k, h,h k,k, h,h, etc... now just try to play time over it. Once you get that then move on to another simple rudiment....such as a para diddle between the BD and Hi Hat.
Start there and see how you do.
Hope it helps....cheers.