My son, who is 9, learned to play the drums from two sources... One, me. Two, Guitar Hero --- Metallica, the video game on Wii. I have a kit (nice), and he just got on it one day and played Sandman almost note-for-note! I was astonished. Those games can't teach you how to play guitar, but they do amazing things as far as drumming... He is also an expert guitar hero player as well, but still struggles on the real guitar. Oh well, he has some time before becoming a real rock star!