Founder & Artistic Director, Lîla Drums Productions
Vice President & Senior Certified Teacher, TTM Djembe Academy
A classically trained musician and a percussion graduate of Los Angeles Music Academy, Kelvin began his study with Mamady Keïta in 2006 and have since committed his entire musical career around the djembe.
Kelvin established TTM Singapore shortly after he achieved his accreditation as a Certified Teacher with TTMDA in 2008.
Just a couple of years later, his diligence in learning djembe and dunun earned him TTM’s Diploma of Proficiency certificate in 2011.
In the same year, Kelvin designed a comprehensive and progressive system for studying djembe and dunun, approved by Mamady Keïta and endorsed by all school directors of TTMDA.
Kelvin further developed it and thus created the world’s first-established level appraisement program for West African djembe and dunun in 2012.