There is something primal about drumming, instruments first invented in pre-history. They are both the easiest and hardest of instruments – a two year old child can hold a rhythm, but to be world class takes years (decades even). And to top it all there is strong evidence that drumming improves both physical and mental well-being! If you don't believe me check out this link here.
There are lots of different ways of learning to play the drums, on-line tutorials, books, structured courses and ad hoc lessons. Nearly all have their benefits, but individual teaching by a professional drum tutor is undoubtedly the best option. Why, well in a word, feedback.
All other forms rely on the student understanding what is being taught and putting it into practice perfectly – a tall order. A tutor, on the other hand, can see where mistakes are being made and correct them before they become ingrained in muscle memory. A tutor can also modify lessons to suit the specific needs of the student, especially useful for more advanced players.