Brandon Grant first started learning West African drumming in late 2009 at Youth Villages campus in Douglasville, Georgia. Under the tutelage of Youth Villages Drumming Instructor, Tom Harris, Brandon learned not only the basics of West African drumming but also how to teach drumming in a therapeutic manner to youth with emotional/behavioral disorders such as the ones that live on the Youth Villages campus. Brandon graduated from Tom’s Therapeutic Drumming Instructor training, formerly served as the Drumming Instructor for residential facilities for youth in West Virginia and North Carolina, and had the pleasure of taking some of his youth to drum at locations such as the Pittsburgh Zoo and the National Re-Ed conference in Nashville, Tennessee. He has studied West African music with Aly Mendra Camara, Fode Lavia Camara, Mohamed DaCosta, Robin Leftwich, Bill Scheidt, Forrest Matthews, Allen Boyd, and most recently Aboubacar Sylla in Austin. He is proud to share his joy of the music with the likes of the equally, passionate people in Lannaya Drum & Dance.