Jamming Out to Be a Djembe Master! (Beginner Level)

In Jamming Out to Be a Djembe Master (Beginner Level), students will learn what it takes to become a djembe master and learn beginning level rhythms to start out their musical journey on the djembe drum.
15 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 12 learners

30 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Tue May 24

Meets Once per week
8:45pm - 9:15pm
6 learners enrolled

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn the basic skills, sounds and rhythms of the Djembe drum and will also be able to discuss the history/stories behind the rhythms.  
I have been playing and teaching West African drumming for over 12 years.  I have spent these years researching  the history behind the rhythms and learning how to play dozens of West African Rhythms.  In these 12 years, I have also held drum circles at my school where students learn the basics to African drumming, the history behind the drums, and traditional West African rhythms. It is one of the core units that I teach to my 930 students at school, from 5 years old and up. 

These students and I have performed at parades and other events. Most recently, besides teaching West African drumming at my school, I have held drumming events at numerous schools and other locations in my city where the general public can learn how fun it is to drum!
Students will work each week through Mr. T's learning management system through NEO LMS to practice the rhythms worked on and then learn the next rhythm for class.
Blank paper (computer or notebook)
Pencil or pen
A djembe! (or a similar hand drum: conga, tubano, ashiko, etc.)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Quizzes will be given through the NEO learning management system in order to assess the students knowledge about a rhythm and history.  During the weekly live meetings, students will demonstrate their playing skills of a rhythm and Mr. T will work with the student on their technique, tempo (speed), etc. to make sure they can play the rhythm accurately.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
NEO Learning Management system (this is a FREE to use learning management website to access class materials)


Michael TroinaRock out when you learn alongside Mr. T!
15 total reviews
15 completed classes

About Me

Mr. Troina, or Mr. T, has been a musician for many years, starting with piano when he was 3 years old in 1988. In 2003, he studied piano under Dr. Gary Smart at the University of North Florida where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music... 
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