If you are interested in playing the drums, and you really want to start off quickly, there are a few things to help you on your way. You will need to find a good place to purchase beginner drums. You may also rent them if you like instead of buying them outright.
There are also some very useful electronic drums that are easy to use. Or even just a set of drumsticks is a great way to get started. Then you are ready to practice no matter where you may be, the whole world is then your drum!
To get started fast you will need to know beats or rhythm of music. Practice by listening to music and tapping out the beats with your feet. If you have drum sticks you can also practice by using a table or chair to practice holding the drumsticks. Since getting the hang of rhythm is half the battle, you will be ready to play much sooner if you can master basic rhythm before taking lessons.
Another quick way to start playing beginner drums is to find a friend who already plays. Ask them if they will let you watch them play. This will help you get an idea of how to sit and hold your body while playing.