When I first started playing drums, the challenge was finding enough credible content, whether in the form of method books, magazine articles, or instructional videos, to help me understand exactly what skills and tools I would need in order to become a professional musician. I bought whatever VHS tapes and drum methods my local music store carried, I borrowed every music history book and jazz CD my local library had available, and I practiced all of the exercises included in Modern Drummer each month.

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