Nowadays there is just so much information out there, a lot of it available for free on drums and drumming and how to play, it’s almost overwhelming. Why bother paying to go and visit a drum tutor when you can find all the information you need for free?
Well,teaching yourself to play the drums is perfectly ok for a minority of people,I am mostly self taught and I’m doing ok,though I later had to go back and correct many bad habits I’de ‘taught myself’ which manifested in not being able to play ‘what I was hearing’ through poor technique.
Sure,videos can show you what you need to know but it’s actually very difficult to analyze what your body is doing when you’re having to concentrate so hard on just trying to do it!and the guy on the video is not going to be talking you through and correcting you as you go. A drum teacher can also really help to increase motivation by setting goals and acting as a mentor during the flat learning periods which everyone goes through. As you’re playing advances he’s someone you can bounce ideas off and help prepare you for performances. So,before you youtube the latest ‘learn drums in 10 minutes’ video
I strongly advise getting an introduction to drumming from a professional and get a really good start even if you decide to goyour own way after a few lessons at least then you’ll know you’re on the right track. As always feel free to mail me with any drumming / music related questions. Thanks for Visiting!