whatever is near me. My mom especially does not like it. So when I started to ask if I could get a drum set my parents were a little hesitant. Mostly because they were not sure if I could keep a beat, but also they wondered if they could handle listening to my drumming. But finally they said I could get one IF I bought it with my own money. That’s when I started to save my money. After nine months, I had saved enough for a drum set.
I started looking on Craig’s List; with some persistence, I found
a full drum set for only a hundred dollars. Once I got it home I started to play along to music. After awhile I started to take drum lessons.
One of the first things my teacher asked me was, “Do you count?”
I said, “No, I don’t count.” He showed me how to count and it made me able to play more beats, plus play much better.
I really enjoyed playing along with the music. But then one day
while at a camp where my dad was playing with the worship team, the drummer couldn’t make it. So even though, I was just there to watch, before I knew it I was up on stage playing with my dad and the band. That is when I realized that I enjoyed playing with the band way more than playing to the music on an iPod by myself.
If I hadn’t learned how to count, like my teacher taught me, I
would not have been able to keep time when I was needed to play with the band.
Looking back now I can see that if I wouldn’t have been teachable, I would still be playing by myself. And when I am not being teachable with my school I can look back and remember that I worked at drumming for a while before I had a chance to use it. The same is true with my school, if I work hard at it now it will help me later in life with pursuing a carrier and I may be able to do more than I can even imagine right now.