Re: Did Your Parents Disaprove.
Yes, My parents didn't understand my drumming. My parents also hated the Beatles, Elvis, and anything that wasn't Frank Sinatra!
Because the drums are not a melodic instrument, Most people don't understand them.
It's hard to share your excitement after you have played your first proper perfectly balanced single stroke roll with someone that has no clue how great an achievement that it was for you. I can remember how disappointed I was when after weeks of practice, I showed my parents what I had learned and I could tell that they just didn't get it! They politely complimented me, but I realized that they didn't understand that I had mastered the single stroke roll!
Most people just plain don't get drumming! They don't see, feel, and hear the magic of rhythm. They take it for granted.
I kind of like old drums:)