By Michelle Durham

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A passionate drummer is developing a group in Philadelphia that links instructors and equipment with kids who can’t afford to pursue the study of music.

Ryan Crump, founder and president of the Philly Drum Project, knows how it feels to be one of those kids.

“I’ve been playing drums since elementary school, and that’s where the background comes from,” he tells KYW Newsradio.   “I come from a family that wasn’t able to afford a drum set at the time.  I understand the need.”

His background is music management, and his focus right now is finding adults willing to work with kids, and marshaling as many drums as possible, both stationary and for marching bands.

“We want to network drummers in the city to share our four core resources as drummers which is gear, lessons, beats, and gigs.”

There’s a 7pm “Beats, Brews, and Banter” meeting tonight at Roosevelt’s Pub, 22nd and Walnut Streets in center city Philadelphia.

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