Community Classes

Even if you’ve never touched a drum before, drumming classes are a great way to have fun, reduce stress and learn traditional djembe

We offer classes for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced. In our classes we create a warm and friendly environment in which anyone can have fun learning, regardless of experience or ability. People from all walks of life participate in drumming classes, from doctors and housewives, to business owners and preachers. You can be of any age and any background. You don’t need any experience, and we’ve even got drums for you to use too!

I Don’t Need Any Experience?

No kidding. Our beginner’s classes are specifically aimed at making the drumming experience accessible to those without any musical background at all. We gently introduce beginners to traditional music in a fun and safe environment. In fact, the way we see it, it’s as much about the human experience as it is about the drums and the tradition. It’s about quality of life outcomes, not just quality musical outcomes. For more information on beginner classes please call Tam Tam Mandingue Winston-Salem
at 336-774-3898 or send email:

What Are Classes Like?

Here’s What Students Have Said . . .

“Drumming has added new dimensions to my life and helped me connect with many wonderful people. I recommend it to everyone!”

DianeBusiness Administrator

“Drumming is the perfect purge for all the tensions of the daily whirlwind that is my life these days. I haven’t enjoyed a new thing quite so much in 20 years.”

SandyTeacher, Mother, Wife

“A great opportunity to learn about rhythm – and just have fun!”

DougMinister, Husband, Father

Here’s What The Winston-Salem Journal Says…

Read the article “Different Drummers” written by Ken Keuffel Jr., Journal Arts Reporter, published in the Sunday Arts Section of the Winston-Salem Journal on December 24, 2000.

I’ve Been Drumming For A While.

What’s Here For Me?

Studying with Tam Tam Mandingue offers you the opportunity to sharpen your skills and refine your playing in a refreshing, challenging, and community-oriented environment. Students in our intermediate and advanced classes work on developing specific drumming skills like solo techniques, sound, and speed. Beyond that, the TTM World-Wide curriculum offers material all the way up to the professional level. No matter how long you have been playing, there is something in the Tam Tam Mandingue curiculum for you! For more information on intermediate and advanced classes please call TTM Winston-Salem at 336-774-3898 or send email:

Mixed- Level Community Djembe Class


Sundays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

• Learn African drumming basics
• Have fun!
• Play traditional rhythms
• No experience needed

How Much

4 weeks/$60 | 8 weeks/$110

Contact Us

Upcoming Semesters

To add your name to the list of interested students, contact us at or 336-774-3898. We’ll let you know when we’ve solidified the dates.


Winston Salem area.
Exact location to be announced.

Do I Need Experience

No – everyone from brand new beginners
to seasoned vets are welcome!

Do I Need A Drum

No – we have drums available for use but if you have
a drum, bring it!

How Do I Register

Pre-Registration is required. Contact us at or 336-774-3898 and we’ll add you to the list of interested students and let you know when we’ve solidified the dates for the coming semesters.

Gift Certificates for Classes!

Buy one for yourself or a friend. The amount you purchase will be applied
toward the semester of your choice. Certificate good for 6 months.

Gift Certificate $15 | Gift Certificate $60

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