This of course, opens up another thread and a topic of discussion about whether or not you should teach or be taught one hand or the other. And it is quite controversial. There's a thread already about it here (or several). The argument goes that a piano is made one way - so everyone learns to play it that way. Horns and woodwinds are built one way, etc.,. But there are all these other instruments that can go both ways.I'm lefty but was taught on a right hand kit. Teacher wouldn't rearrange the kit for lessons everytime and so I was "conditioned" to play right handed ever since, who knows what kind of damage this has done...
I figure it was already a big decision to just learn how to play, anything. Why have a teacher force you to play one way or the other just because they don't want to accommodate you? Are they doing you any favors forcing you to play right-handed? They'll tell you that you'll be able to sit-in should the situation arise. I say if you suck because you were forcing something to happen (like playing with the wrong hand), the situation of sitting-in will never come up!
A good teacher will help you discover which way is best for you and then help you get better. I say avoid those teachers who refuse to accommodate the occasional south paw player. That's more laziness then actual teaching going on.
But anyway, glad you guys all like my kit. I joked that I didn't know how much longer those old pedals would hold out, and evidently today after my practice session, my hi-hat pedal felt quite mushy. I played with the external spring adjustment and nothing changed. I think I took them to the end of the line....dammit. Time to go shopping!