Curse you debit mastercard

Have you seen the ad? It says something along the lines of how can your debit mastercard help you live the life of a rockstar? So you go out buy a drumkit with your DMC, practice, practice, practice, get your first gig, tour over seas, trash motel room and pay for it with the debit MC...

It of course, made F's little ears prick up. He says to me the other day:
"Mum, what is a debit mastercard and how do I get one?" I asked why, and he said he wanted to do a 'gick'.
"Whats a gick F?"
"You know, a gick with my drums? What is a gick, Mum?"
I thought about it for a second, then recalled the ad and explained that first gigs were often done at pubs or on the street, sometimes to only a couple of people... And that the DMC card uses his own money.
"So.. my money box has to be full then? Oh good, because it has SOME money in it already!" "Yes... and you have drums now already."
"Oh cool!! Then I can do my first gick?"
"Gig, babe, umm.. yeah but remember the ad says practice, practice practice first?"
"ohhh yeahhhh, okay Mum listen to this!"
Cue drums being bashed for oh, say ten seconds or so. That's his practice. But he does it daily at least.

I am actually wondering at what age he can get formal drum lessons? He has a guitar and keyboard as well, but it is the drums he is most keen on, and shows most aptitude for. Does anyone know or have any helpful advice? I don't want to push him at all, or zap the fun, but at what age do I take him seriously?! I want to encourage him and his dreams!


carly_grace 24 June 2009 at 3:55 pm  

i would probably ask if he'd like some lessons and then take it from their. i was doing the keyboard when i was 8 but i only done it then as i had an interest :)

Lucy 24 June 2009 at 7:23 pm  

Dont know where you are but if you google you will find out. Also look here.

Ask him first too.

JD 24 June 2009 at 8:49 pm  

Often music stores (the kind that sell guitars and such) are a good place to find teachers for various instruments. :)

Camarli 25 June 2009 at 7:09 am  

My litle M has started music lessons this year. We are starting with music appriciation, which is learning about the notes and beats, ect and also basic keyboard and some precussion instruments. We have been told that he is able to choose an instrument of his choice at the begining of next year.
He loves music every week, and it is the highlight of his week !

FiestyKel 25 June 2009 at 7:55 am  

Thanks all, I asked a drummer, no name dropping *cough* Jeff Burrows *cough* and he reckons too early, let the fun go on for a while yet! I'm happy with that, he gets some theory in school so that's enough for now :)

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