Keyboard player, wannabe drummer here.
I've been playing very casually for years, just started drumming in a band. I think I have good drumming instincts, mediocre technique and subtle timing errors that keep me out of the pocket. I hear good drummers playing a simple beat and they just kill it. I play the same beat and I'm close, yet subtlely way off the groove.
Is being able to play in the pocket a teachable thing? Is it just practicing beats, or fundamentals constantly? Or is it just in my genes?
Any advice is most welcome.