Administrator - Mayor
I know a lot of folks here may disagree, and that's OK, but I think anyone taking drum lessons should begin with playing a snare only for a long while to learn hand technique, way before ever sitting down behind a kit. Trying to learn hands and feet, and read all at once, IMHO is a recipe for disaster. I know we all learn at different levels, but once the rudiments are learned and some reading is learned, then just add that to the rest of the set. Trying to learn rudiments and hihat technique, foot patterns etc all at once is not my idea of ideal lessons. The rudiments will help you move around the kit with different stockings. Whatever you do, good luck.