Teacher Training

African djembe drum teacher

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.


African djembe drumming and dance teachers

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 12 years teacher training in Australia. 

  • Very practical teaching methods and demonstrations. 

  • 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

What Others Are Saying:

  • "Thank you so much Mady for the wonderful, comprehensive teacher training program. It was thoroughly engaging, and you worked so hard to help me refine my individual technique as well as helping me to get past my anxiety in using the dun dun drums. I have become a lot more confident and can now continue to practise and further refine my skills both as a djembe player and a group facilitator."  (Student  / African drumming teacher)