This might not be pertinant, but it's my situation so I'll chime in. I'm well about average, both playing and reading. I'm a professional player who has recently gotten into teaching because people asked me for help and word got around.
I have concluded I do not, at all, like teaching beginners. I don't have the patience nor the desire to teach someone how to read. My skill is in intermediate to advanced. Ted Reed/Alan Dawson/Hand Technique and rudiments, also using recordings ( Motown, Meters, James Brown, Blue Note) and examples and metaphors. Unfortunately I see around me a cookie cutter approach to teaching beginners, I can understand teaching them how to read snare drum. But drum set ? You're going have a 6th or 7th grade kid reading drum set music ? I don't understand the point, but that's me. I prefer Dawson and Gary Chafee stuff, ostinatos and ' beats" while reading a line for coordination and "independence". I prefer to teach how to figure things out for themselves, as well as play drums. It doesn't work with everyone..
Good luck with everything, I hope this works out for you...
Edited by jaymandude, 13 September 2018 - 10:57 AM.