When looking for starter equipment for my 10 year old daughter to begin drumming, the staff at Fred Pierce were patient and helped steer us in the right direction.
We walked in to the store knowing absolutely nothing about what we would need or how much it would cost. The staff walked us through the basics and pointed us towards good equipment from practice pads to larger drumsticks that would be easier for a child to handle.
We could very easily been led to the most expensive equipment in the store, but they advised us to give the lower end products a try and if she stuck to it and liked it, what to get next.
After a couple of months, I went back looking for a drum stand and when I couldn't' find one I liked, they went downstairs in their studio and gave me a great deal on one that they used for their lessons.
I definitely recommend Fred Pierce for anyone and their drumming needs. They also give lessons out of their facility.