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Last edited at 7:25AM on 9/3/2013
It depends on how badly you want it, how much time you are able to practice, and how strong your gross motor skills are. You also have to learn from a reliable source, likely a teacher or experienced drummer who is willing to let you hang out and watch him/her. If you have the desire and the discipline, and study and practice well, you could join a band in a matter of weeks or months. If coordination isn't a strong suite of yours, it could take longer, but you can still acquire those skills. To get to the point where you are Neil Peart or Buddy Rich....that's a lifelong journey, just like virtuosity on any instrument.
Why do people ask these kinds of questions? You shouldn't do something because its easy. The answer to your question is simply this... It all depends on YOU and your capabilities now. We don't know you or your capabilities.