World Drum Lessons will guide you through the music and culture of a world of styles to help bring your drumming and knowledge to the next level.
Join the Pandeiro Academy.
Looking to expand your Brazilian grooves and repertoire? This is the right course for you!
New Rhythms, New Styles.
Monthly online course subscriptions, monthly Zoom classes, and a community of fellow percussionists
Meet Your Teacher.
When Scott Kettner looks at a map, he sees a direct line that connects the rivers of northeastern Brazil to the parishes of New Orleans and the streets of Brooklyn.
A master percussionist, bandleader, producer and songwriter, Kettner is the guiding force behind Nation Beat, a band whose teeming, vibrant rhythms find common ground in the primal maracatu rhythm of Brazil’s northeastern region, the Big Easy’s funky, hypnotic second-line and strolling Mardi Gras Indians, and the unfettered freedom of big-city downtown jazz.
Start Learning a World of Rhythms Today.
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What Our Students Say
As a newbie pandeiro player with plenty of lockdown time on her hands, I found this course to be thorough and clear. With just enough challenge to motivate me without sending me into a panic, I found that, with a little dedication, my left hand technique has grown stronger and my clarity of tone is improving. Thanks Scott!
The Pandeiro course is fantastic. I’ve gone through it and learnt a lot. The course focuses on technique and some early rhythms and grooves. Looking forward to some more complex grooves to learn for those of us who are ready to take the next step. Thanks to Scott and team!
WorldDrumLessons.com is hands down the best online resource I have ever found as a percussionist. There are videos for every skill level, allowing the complete beginner to progress on their own in a comprehensive manner that rewards progress with tangible results; as a professional, I can bounce around to brush up on my own playing…Scott Kettner has made an amazing lesson to help, even if I didn’t know where to start myself.
This was presented very well. Great demonstration and explanation.