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Professional courses of excellence in neurobiologically informed clinical application of drumming for trauma recovery and globally recognized certifications.

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The World's Most Prestigious 

Neuro-Rhythmic Certifications 


  • Do you want an effective and inspiring approach to offer your clients?

  • Do you want to help trauma survivors that are reluctant to mental health services? 

  • Do you want to distinguish your expertise from other therapist?

  • Do you want to love what you do while helping your clients transform their lives?

  • Do you want to become a leader in a new brain-based somatic intervention?


Then check out our new Neuro-Rhythmic Trauma Therapy certification program! 

Are You A Mental Health Professional

Working with Trauma Survivors? 

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certifications are internationally recognized credentials for the advanced clinical application of drumming for trauma recovery. The NRTT program offers three levels of certification, gradually increasing in difficulty as candidates obtain each subsequent level: 


Level 1- C-Certified Neuro-Rhythmic Trauma Therapist (NRTT-1); Level 2-Advanced Neuro-Rhythmic Trauma Therapist (NRTT-II); and Level 3- Master Neuro-Rhythmic Trauma Therapist,NRTT-III) Each level is recognized as its own qualification.

Benefits for Candidates 

Transform and accelerate your career in MENTAL HEALTH by earning an internationally trusted certification in Neuro-Rhythmic Trauma Therapy

Skill Validation

Obtain a skillset that is globally relevant and respected across multiple lines of mental health care

Personal Development

Invest in yourself by earning certifications that are challenging and revered by the industry


Become a diversified thought leader by connecting to the 21st Century Drummers global network of trauma-informed professionals.

Certification Program

NRTT Level 1 is a brain-based somatic treatment for complex, interpersonal trauma, or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. NRTT combines the brain’s mental training with the body’s physical training to help release toxic energy and retrain the nervous system and help facilitate a growth mindset.  NRTT curriculum utilizes the clinical application of drumming, evidence-based somatic strategies techniques, and neuropsychotherapy as an effective treatment to help heal the brain and body from the effects of trauma. 


Our certification program is open to all mental health care professionals, including complementary & alternative medicine professionals, trauma specialist and behavioral health providers. 


All applicants submit candidate application before enrolling in professional trainings.


NRTT Level 1 At a Glance

  • 100% Online Learning

  • Learn at Your Own Pace With videos, exercises, and quizzes

  • 2 Year Access to our course library

  • 32 Lessons in each level

  • PDF’s downloadable infographics

  • Receive a Certificate 

  • To verify your NRTT skills

  • 3 months average completion time

Taught by Industry Expert Founder,



 - Dr. Pamela Seraphine

NOTE: The NRTT program is taught using the Meinl Slaptop Cajon. Using a Djembe is optional. 

How Do I Earn the Neuro-Rhythmic Trauma Therapy Certificate?


To earn the NRTT certification from 21st Century Drummer Academy, candidates must successfully complete the following requirements:

1.  Enroll in the NRTT Level 1 online training program

2. Successfully complete 4 Modules-32 Lessons

3. Complete all the course quizzes and assignments 

4. Earn a minimum passing grade of 80% on each course assessment 



Your digital copy of the Neuro-Rhythmic Trauma Therapy certificate will be emailed to you within once you your final video submission has been approved by Pamela Lynn-Seraphine. You can use the verified link to share the certificate on your social media accounts and your employers.

Press on the link for pricing, course outline, and more details 
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Are You A Drum Educator?

If so, then you definitely work with trauma survivors! 

->Even before the pandemic, systematic investigations in the United States showed 223.4 million adults have suffered from a traumatic event at least once (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). 


->Furthermore, nearly 35 million children have experienced childhood trauma (National Survey of Children’s Health, 2011/2012).


->Even more portentous, these numbers do not account for the millions suffering from traumatic experiences that go unreported and untreated or the new cases arising as a natural consequence of the unprecedented pandemic lockdown.


The pervasiveness of trauma has long-term and far-reaching health-related emotional, psychological, behavioral, and social implications, even if its impact does not show up for years to come.


Trauma exposure is now considered one of the dominant global healthcare crises of the 21st century!



You Can Make A Difference! 

Do you want to help those suffering from the adverse consequence of trauma? 

Do you want to provide a more effective learning environment for your students?

Do you want to increase the quality of your services? 

Do you want to increase your income by offering a unique specialty focus? 

Do you want to make a lasting positive impact with your students?

Do you want to help your students improve their life for the better?

Coming Soon! Trauma-Informed Music Educator certificate program! 



This training introduces candidates to the core concepts involving the interpersonal neurobiology of drumming and applications of trauma-informed care for music students. It is intended to inspire drum educators to make their classes more trauma-informed and support their students and those working in the mental health field to bring the brain and body  into treatment when working with trauma survivors. 

Open to all types of drum and percussion music educators!

This certification program has a waiting list for Jan 2023. If you'd like to be added to the list, please submit your email, and we'll keep you in the loop!

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