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“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”  ― Muhammad Ali


Project Timeline is a call to action. Birthed from a desire to even the inner-city playing field through music and shine a light on African American contributions, it seeks to make a deep connection with all who will listen. At its core, Project Timeline's focused goal is to elevate and educate by donating music instruments alongside qualified passionate educators who enjoy inspiring and mentoring. A deep understanding of the challenges and adversities that face today's youth in underserved communities of color means that the urgency to spark an interest that will engage, build confidence, and inspire will be an ongoing focus each and every year.
An initiative of DW Drums and DW Music Foundation, Project Timeline is a music-centric team made up of manufacturing industry veterans, celebrated drummers, and percussionists. Aptly named, it is a thoughtful approach to teaching students the importance of a uniquely African American musical linage, and the influence it has had on a wide range of enduring genres.  
The basis of all music is rhythm. It has inherent cultural significance, is easily relatable and demonstratable. Our collective hearts beat with a rhythm that unites us all. Rhythm is a universal truth and a fundamental part of African language, art, and culture. The timeline that is taught can be both elementary and highly specific, speaking to a multitude of students in various age groups and scholastic levels.
Each year we will develop an exclusive, limited edition snare drum.100% of net proceeds will be donated to LA’s most underserved schools. We invite you to join us, to help us light a spark that will only grow stronger with each beat of the drum!


To purchase our 2024 limited edition Project Timeline Snare Drum, autographed by DW’s John Good, please contact:


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