I think a lot of instruments have "mutes" or ways you can make them a bit quieter. For instance, the piano has a soft pedal and there's even a such thing as a practice drum that makes much less noise than a regular drum.
I'm personally glad of this. Music is wonderful and enriching, but I've been living in apartments for most of my adult life so far. The last thing I want to hear is my neighbors kid working on their latest drum solo or violin masterpiece. Save it for the school concerts!