Originally Posted by BassDriver
That's what my drum teacher is like, he can play keys and even composes his own percussion pieces, but he wouldn't be doing it without learning both marimba and drum set.
He states that it improved his drumming, makes his technique precise (eg. hitting small keys with mallets) and that his drumming becomes more musical.
That's one instrument I haven't considered buying before, I think I might now, a few of the points made in this thread have given me some new perspective.