When you start taking drum lessons the first thing you will want is a drum set. Since you are just beginning it is a good idea to make sure you are in it for the long haul. Take a few lessons first to see if this is something you are going to continue.
When you do decide that you are ready to buy, look for cheap drum sets. That does not mean that you look for low quality, but look for low price. There is a big difference. Many people also sell brand name sets when they upgrade, so that is always an option when you are starting out.
The cheap drum sets are great for beginners. Make sure that all the components are sturdy and well made so they will not fall apart the first time you use them. Many of the brand name companies sell cheaper sets, but still do not scrimp on quality – they just come with fewer options. These sets are generally good for beginners because they can be upgraded and grow with you. The cheaper sets may not have the sound quality of the more expensive ones, but as a beginner, you are more concerned with learning to use the set than perfect tones.