Welcome to Super Mande Percussion – African Drumming Academy & Performance

Teacher Training


Teacher training courses in African drumming are offered through Mady Keita’s African Drumming Academy in a group setting and one-on-one formats.

Teacher training courses are designed for those who would like to teach African drumming in schools or in the community. 

If you are already a music teacher, teacher training in African drumming offers a great way to expand your curriculum and keep your students engaged and energised.


Some information on our teacher training is provided below:

  • Training is offered to music teachers at all levels. 

  • No drumming experience is necessary as we provide all the skills you need to get started.  

  • Group sessions and one-on-one teaching formats available. 

  • Unique opportunity to learn from a Master Drummer with around 30 years teaching experience including more than 10 years teacher training throughout Melbourne. 

  • Very practical teaching methods and demonstrations combined with supporting theory. 

  • Learn all about rhythmic structure including calls, breaks, accompaniments and solos. 

  • Courses cover all the instruments of the percussion ensemble including various drums, bells and shakers. 

  • Includes background of drumming, music, singing and dance in West African culture. 

  • Follow-up courses are available, learn a new folkloric rhythm of your choice each time. 

  • Refresher courses also available. 

  • Optional modules available in African singing and dance. 

  • We come to a venue of your choice and provide all drums and instruments. 

The teacher training sessions generally run for 2 hours per day over 3 days.  A full day (6-hour) intensive training session is also available and other alternatives can be offered to fit in with your schedule.  

Send a message through the Contact Us page to register your interest or make a booking.

 Teacher training in African drumming