A buddy of mine asked me where he could find a good percussion instructor. Here’s a short list of places that came to mind. I searched Craigslist and found a couple of ads, including one for Percussionplayer.com. This one looks promising. Most everything I found in a quick search is for drum lessons and band style percussion. My friend wants to learn hand drumming. A YouTube search for “hand drum lessens” returns a video plethora of short lessons. Another issue, is that my friend wants to learn to read music. His real goal, however, is to become good enough that he can sit in with his church band. If he can’t find a good local instructor, I’m inclined to tell him to check out YouTube for some quick instruction. I offered that learning an instrument is all about patience and commitment. Such is life.