I'm seven years in. Here is what I learned from the experience.
From my facebook post of Sunday night.
"Played a show tonight with Glen Hall and Diane Roblin as a drummer. It has been an interesting journey taking up this instrument and progressing to the point where I'm welcomed to join in. This ongoing experience of learning has reinforced the obvious.
1. Start with desire. "Without desire you have nothing" Nadia Boulanger
2. Get a great teacher. Thank you Terry Clarke, Paul DeLong, Gregory Hutchinson, and Kevin Dempsey.
3. Make time to practice.
4. Get out there and play."
To which I'd add, "screw fear".
David Story: Professional pianist, drummer, composer, and educator. Well into his 5th enthusiastic musical decade, David works with adults pursuing musical dreams in the autumn of life, while he maintains an active presence in the Toronto arts scene.