I'm an older (57yrs) beginning drum student and I've been taking lessons for 6 months. My drum teacher is a little older than me and is a great drummer and teacher. He really enjoys teaching me as I put in the time and try to perfect my skills when I practice. The only thing I question is that every time I bring up the idea of using a metronome, he says that my timing is pretty good already and he wants me to concentrate on technique instead of worrying about perfect metronome timing. At time same time, I see tons of videos where they always suggest that you use a metronome from day one. I guess I could practice with a metronome and not tell my instructor about it. Should I take my instructors advice and forget all about the metronome until he brings it up?