How to play Drum & Rhythm. Level 1. Online training course.

Drum and rhythm training by Kouame Sereba at the Zikalo Method Academy

How to drum. Level 1. Drum and Rhythm Training

Drum and rhythm training by Kouame Sereba and the Zikalo Method

Who can follow this course:

He or she works with children.  He or she  likes to play drum, rhythm and music for fun. He or she has never played drum before, He or she is not necessarily a musician. He or she is a professionel musician. He or she likes to tell stories to children and want new ideas how to mix storytelling with drumming, vocals and rhythms. He or she is a teacher and want some new ideas how to activate the children in free hours or even in the classroom. He or she is a professionel musician and want some new ideas about how to work with children.

As you see here, there is no limit who can take this course.

This teaching method is Zikalo Method

Zikalo is about developing a playful relationship with music! In west Africa, where I grew up, the word means music where “everybody joins in”. In tis online training course I will bring you into the drumming circle. With each video you will learn easy drumming patterns, phrases and rhythmic games. Soon you will want to improvise and interact, using these new skills. In the spirit of Zikalo I want to give everyone the chance to join in, so with the Zikalo Method I offer everything I have learned from my own people and more than 20 years of concerts and music workshops around the world. I have played private concerts for Kings and Queens, Prime ministers and sold out concert houses. Now I am doing it for you. Rhythm is not a mystery, it is not given to a chosen few. Rhythm is born into each and every one of us. There is a magic and music in you waiting to come out. With these training videos I’ll show you how easy it really is. Use them both for yourself and for your children. If you are a teacher, involve your students. Share it with your friends. The best way to learn the rhythms , simply listen, sing and imitate. Play with or without the drum and have fun!

No, you do not need a drum. You can play these rhythms wherever you want, a table, an empty bucket, or even your own chest.
Yes, the first lessons are 100% free. You will have the option to continue your training after your free lessons. Option is available once signed in to the training portal.
No, you do not need any experience from drumming or other musical skills.

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The lessons are fun and entertaining even for experienced drummers. Nils Persen

Brilliant as always – your lessons are inspiring and your enthusiasm boundless. You make me smile every time and my drumming group children love playing the Djembe. Thank you very much Kouame for this excellent drumming course.

Guest Mike

I have bought the lessons and they are fantastic!

Not only does Kouame make your learning fun he actually helps inspire happiness in your own life!

….Best £21 I’ve ever spent!

If you want to learn, this is the way to do it :)

Thanks Kouame!


Thank you for this. I love your energy and your approach!


I really like the pace of your lessons. You are thorough with your approach and following along helps me imagine how I will teach these skills with my students! Thanks!


Amazing! I really enjoy following the different videos thank you so much.


I’ve searched YouTube up and down for djembe lessons and you are THE BEST. And I’m an adult, lol. Instead of showing off, like everyone else does, you take the time to share the method of playing; like it’s a philosophy. Please don’t stop making videos.



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