I am old enough to be philisophical about "advice" we receive without asking for it.
Especially when it comes from Family, Friends, and Teachers!!
A lot of guys will advice against ALL of the things they did not DARE to take on THEM SELVES !
Just as well that you did not take it (the advice) to heart.
Now you have a lot of fun with the drumming, instead of polishing the old trumpet.
This (unsolicited advice) is acatually happening a lot, and is a recipe for broken dreams.
So called "good advice" is dangerous when the source of all this wisdom is failing to make life work for them selves.
So knock them kettles and be happy!
Cheers and Happy Drunmming,