Enrollment only opens every two years. Register now for the 2013-2015 program!
In The Words of Past Graduates . . .
“It’s been a phenomenal training! Everything has come to a new level. We saw a whole new side of drumming and it opened so many new doors for me. Life changing!”
“This has been a great training to develop my drumming expertise. It’s given me the skills and development to share this with others and use drumming as a healing work.”
“It’s not just about the drum and the rhythms, there’s something else here, something bigger. All of the people in the group have become such close friends and I feel I’ve been able to grow so much!”
Who Is This Training For?
This training is not just for those who want to teach; it's for anyone who has the desire and dedication to take their drumming to the next level. Many of the past graduates entered this program not because they wanted to learn to be an instructor, but because they saw something greater in drumming they wanted to get in touch with.
What Will I Learn In This Training?
This training covers many areas of study in the curriculum of Tam Tam Mandingue Winston-Salem. From traditional West African music and technique, to exercises in using drumming for health and wellness, you will get in-depth training in the curriculum we've built our school on. In each area of study you will gain a high level of proficiency with the skills and material, then learn how to pass your accomplishments along to others.
Some areas of study in which you will gain in-depth training are:
- Traditional Djembe Music of the Mandingue, as passed down by Mamady Keita
- Solo and Improvisation Techniques for Djembe and Dunun
- Sound and Playing Technique for Djembe and Dunun
- Teaching and Leadership Skills for Instructors
- Drumming Exercises for Health and Wellbeing
What Are The Benefits of Being Certified with TTM Winston-Salem?
For those who want to teach drumming, being a certified TTM Winston-Salem Assistant Instructor offers a host of benefits. We don't just help you with what to teach and how to teach it, you'll have access to a host of support and advice from us on marketing, mass media, administration, student communications, and more. Additionally, you'll be directly connected to the international family of TTM Schools around the world.
Next Training Begins October 19, 2013, from 9am – 4pm. New enrollments are accepted only at the beginning of each two-year cycle.
Length of Training:
This is a two-year training program that meets one Saturday per month. Dates will be scheduled several months in advance, in coordination with all trainees.
Training sessions are held at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 2690 Fairlawn Drive, Winston Salem.
$155 per class session. The fee for the final test will be $265.
Each group member is a unique and valuable contribution to the training, and the cumulative nature of the material makes regular attendance very important. Over the course of the 24-month training, each group member is allowed two absences. For each absence beyond the permitted two, the group member is required to pay the full session fee of $155.
For Reservations or More Information
To reserve your space in this training, please use the option below labeled “DIT 2013 – 2015 Deposit”. Or mail your non-refundable deposit of $50 made payable to TTM Winston-Salem at 2721 Cardiff Court, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Your deposit will be applied towards the cost of the first class session.
For questions regarding this training, please contact us at 336-774-3898 or
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DIT 2013-2015 Deposit
DIT Classic Training
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More from past Graduates . . .
“I have derived huge benefit in DIT and have watched my students derive huge benefit.”
“I have always felt connected to the drums in general and this training has given me the tools I need to truly express myself through the medium of the djembe.”
“I’ve exceeded my expectations. I just wanted to be a better drummer and instructor. I’ve achieved that and have gained a lot more confidence in myself.”
“I knew so very little before I started this class. As a result of training and a lot of practice and hard work, I feel I have come miles in my understanding of the djembe and it is reflected in my playing.”
“The greatest gift, other than the knowledge, was facing my performance anxiety. I am so much more relaxed and have more fun plus learning is easier.”
“My ability on dunun and bell is like night and day compared to when I began DIT.”
“I feel like the DIT program gave me the vocabulary I needed to speak through my drum rather than just play it. I now feel confident in my knowledge of the djembe, and that in turn makes me feel like I have more to share with people.”
“Learning through TTM I know I am getting the information directly from the source.”
“I have forged new friendships with people I might not have otherwise known at all, and that continues to open up doors for me on what seems to be a weekly basis.”
“It has been great to see my progress as I’ve discovered I can teach and improve as a player, and how much my students have improved as a result of my DIT training.”
“It’s so exciting to reach my goal of making a living sharing this music.”
“I am stronger and clearer in myself.”
“I have found that the science of the rhythms are just as beautiful as the feeling that originally drew me to the drum.”
“My djembe has become a trusted guide and a continuous source of healing for me. Playing djembe helps me refocus my attention on the positive side of life.”
“When I take the focus off me (ego) and shift it to the process, I stay present and I progress.”
“I now try to stay focused on the first principle of the djembe: Awareness!”
“I am having much more fun and less anxiety performing.”
“I am not only using this as an opportunity to teach drumming and to share cultural information but to teach life skills as well, such as team building, respect, awareness, focus, etc.”
“I’ve made mistakes and learned from those mistakes. I will make more and learn more.”
“It is almost as if I can now speak another language. I hear the music in a new way and now understand conversations between drums.”
“I have a lot more solo techniques in my repertoire to draw from when I solo.”
“Some opportunities that spring in your path if you listen to your heart just have to be seized, no matter what the obstacles and sacrifices.”
“The djembe has taught me that I can learn anything I want. The only thing in my way is me.”
“I feel like more of an ‘insider’ now. I can sit down with the bros at dance class and have some confidence in the things I know”
“I had so many questions at the beginning I had been wanting to know for years.”