It's never too late to learn to play drumset. I learned in my fifties using an ingenious approach that makes complex rhythms magically emerge out of simple sequences of body movements. Within days you'll be playing world-beat and funk grooves that usually take months to master.
The secret is to play only one note at a time, an approach that drummers call "linear drumming." Instead of learning separate parts for your hands and feet and then layering one on top of the other, you only have to learn a single pattern that moves note by note from limb to limb. It's as easy as connecting the dots.
This book sold out in its original printing. Now I've brought it back as a download. You get the book in PDF form, as well as a patterns CD and a timelines CD to practice with as mp3s.