Up until today, my setup was this:
Hi-hats on left, played open-handed (not crossing)
Crash on right, played with right hand
Ride on left, played with left hand
The drums themselves were set normally (right-handed set up)
My private drum teacher told me that I should start playing all of my set right-handed, even though I'm a lefty. He said that when you're a more experienced drummer, it doesn't matter, but when starting out drums, it does matter. He said he got this advice from a "very famous, left-handed drummer" (no name given) I first set my cymbals up this way today, and it feels really awkward, and I think he knows this.
Do you agree with his opinion?