This course prepares talented players to become career, professional private instructors. The Drummer’s Program offers the only teacher certification program of this kind in the country and it demands the “exceptional” from each candidate. The Teacher Certification Program is an extension of the professional course. Each candidate is recommended by their private instructor and approved by the director, and will have the opportunity to learn The Drummer’s Program curriculum and systems while working as a Junior Instructor. Completion of the Teacher Certification Program involves very high performance standards, concluding with a thorough playing exam, and a minimum of 2 years (or equivalent) as an Assistant Instructor.