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Jamming Out With West African Drumming (Flexible Schedule)

In Jamming Out to Be a Djembe Master (Flexible Course), 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.
Music with Mr. T
16 total reviews for this teacher
New class
  There are no upcoming classes.
No live meetings
Over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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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 practice the rhythms and skills assigned throughout the week in order to post on Canvas.
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:
Mr. T will be giving feedback through short videos on Canvas as well through the Outschool class site.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Canvas LMS


Music with Mr. T
Lives in the United States
Rock out when you learn alongside Mr. T!
16 total reviews
16 completed classes

About Me

Mr. Troina, or Mr. T, has been a musician for over 30 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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