I Just Wanna Bang On My Drum All Day
Yep, the words every mom does not want to hear, but those are the words I heard out of my toddler one day and my first thought was how about you play with this stuffed bunny little Julie. But, clearly the loud screech of NO clearly told me my daughter wanted something more. This was almost 13 years ago.
Today she is in the school band and she also attends a local Rock Music school where she is the main drummer in their own little band – and after a massive supply of Tylenol to get her going, I have managed to learn to love the endless banging that takes place in our home.
I have been asked a lot over the years on how we get her started and where she hopes to go with her drumming “career” so I figured let me journal it so I can reach other moms who may be going through the same dreadful, ahem I mean wonderful experience of encouraging their child’s love of music!
I will talk about the different drums for different age ranges, recommendations for keeping the balance in your noisy home and how to help really encourage your child’s passion to help them be the best they can be.
While my daughter has no intention of being a musician for a life career — she actually wants to be a scientist, this passion for the drums is something I hope she maintains for her lifetime.