This is a question both for the parents out there and those of you who are "kid" musicians at home. All three of my kids are playing instruments with varying degrees of success. To start with, they pretty much get beginner grade instruments. My 12 year old son, however, has tons of raw talent and is getting very good on the drums. His teacher tells me he's the best of his students at his age and has him in a high school drum camp this summer. He has an old thrashed Slingerland kit I got off of the Recycler. We are not a family where they have rooms full of tvs, video games, computers or a garage full of ATVs. I am inclined, however, if he shows the dedication, keeps his grades up ("A" student) to get him something nice. I know there is a school of thought that says they need to work for it and wait til he's a grown-up and can buy his own. So I don't know, what do you think?