Really? All you did was assume. Besides not even bothering to actually read my post.I don't. I based my response on your words indicating that you told him to just buy heavier heads. He won't be the first or last person to buy them for that reason.
Regardless, my opinion is that if your student can't even play with enough control to not dent heads, then you should help with that; and just having him buy tougher heads is really not addressing a serious problem in his playing. Poor technique can cause horrible internal injuries and obviously cost them money in heads and equipment.
Not unless I was your student. In that case I would tell you that very thing, very confidently.
I've had several good teachers, and in almost all cases, some of the first things we review and/or fix is basic stroke technique and instrument maintenance. Two even had me bring one of my own drums in so they could tune it with me and I would have a reference point. To be very frank, having a properly tuned kit that sounds nice to play is often a big part of keeping new players interested and not frustrated.
I won't assume, but I hope people aren't paying you to neglect the most important aspects of playing the drums.
For example, where in my post did I say that I had him buy heavier heads? I didn't - you assumed, and, well, you know what they say about those that assume.
I hadn't seen this student in quite a few years until the funeral of a mutual friend this past spring. He's spent his adult life working in law enforcement, but still plays whenever he gets the chance, and has a great time doing it. He thanked me for teaching him, and I thanked him for being a great student and for his public service.
I will say this - I'm a newcomer to this forum. It takes a while to get the feel of things - to figure out who's knowledgeable and helpful, who's here looking for answers because they're just getting started. A lot of us are here to be both. It usually takes a while longer to find out who the forum a**holes are.
Thanks for revealing yourself so quickly.