DDAT combines a traditional learning environment with contemporary artists to provide a rich musical and educational experience. DDAT emphasizes liberal learning, freedom of inquiry, cultural diversity and whole student life. Excellent teaching and active learning define DDAT relationships. Cultural enrichment and professional service are also important contributions of DDAT.
Educational Programs available for Communities, K - 12, Techs and Universities.
Impart citizenship and leadership skills and values
Support and expand the role of music and excellent teaching at all levels
Development of the individual student as an artist, educated citizen and expressive human being
Educational and aesthetic experiences for the community and region
Response to the changing needs of contemporary society
DDAT Topics & Discussion
- Recording Techniques
- Creative Writing
- Music Composition
- Music Evolution
- Music Business
- Expanding Your Audience
- Artistic Development
- Jazz History
- Creating a Band
- Spoken Word
- Hip Hop Production
- Freestyle Rap
native american outreach
Def-i and Anderson created motivational programs geared to the Native American youth. With the many hardships and struggles the Native American people go through, DDAT decided to partake in many Native American benefits and developed a special outreach program for the youth.
DDAT's program is self driven and self funded - this allows DDAT to fully control the content and quality of the presentations and workshops as well as giving DDAT 100% control of where raised funds go to ensure that donations go where they are needed.
“The ultimate goal is to plant musical seeds in our youth's heart. It is the greatest feeling in the world when children are inspired by music and when they continue to be successful. Music saves us all!”
To promote student growth and development, with regard to both personal characteristics and interpersonal competencies. DDAT enables students to benefit from and maximize their educational experience.
Through DDAT's topics, persons may come to appreciate the uniqueness of their personalities and discover new ways to develop their artistic potential. Students make personal progress through DDAT workshops and private lessons. We accomplish our mission by providing professional outreach and educational services and by fostering collaborative relationships across the Navajo Nation.