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Frame Drum 101 : 4-Month Comprehensive Video Training Program

Your Step-by Step Roadmap to Become a Skilled, Confident & Creative Frame Drummer!


EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF DRUMMING!
Program will open for Registration in October 2017.
If you would like to be informed when progarm re-opens, please leave your email on the "send message" tab.
Thank you & Happy Drumming!

EVERYONE IS BORN A DRUMMER!

  • Do you Hear the Call to DRUM?
  • Desire for less Stress, and MORE Creativity, Passion and Joy in your Life?
  • Looking for a Healthy “Addiction” to Nourish your Spirit?
  • Wish to Drum in your Community and/or Professional Work?

With over two decades of teaching experience, I have supreme confidence that EVERYONE can drum!

Why? When we are in the womb, each one of us is incubated with the sound of our mother's heartbeat. We are inherently connected to rhythm. It is our birthright.

IS THIS PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?

Frame Drum 101 is my signature Premium Training Membership program featuring a vast library of over 175 instructional videos, live Q&A classes and private lessons.

I WILL GUIDE YOU FROM START TO FINISH TO BE AN INSPIRED, CREATIVE & SKILLFUL FRAME DRUMMER!

Designed for both the absolute beginner frame drum student, or a student with basic to moderate playing experience, this program covers both the fundamental playing strokes and key extended techniques for each frame drum playing style (lap, upright, free-hand), as well as musicianship skills, and basic South Indian Solkattu, Indian rhythm theory and improvisation techniques.

This is NOT your Basic Drumming Program.
It is a Dynamic, Comprehensive and Fun Rhythmic Exploration.

The first lessons in each module cover the basic playing strokes. Once these basic strokes are learned, we begin to explore the fascinating world of extended techniques, improvisation, meters and mesmerizing, mystical rhythms. (full course outline below).

THE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS ARE YOURS TO KEEP FOR LIFE!

Having completed this program, you will have the confidence and skill to drum, with ease and joy, in various meters and playing styles. Now, doesn't that sound good?!?

IS FRAME DRUM 101 A GOOD FIT FOR MY PLAYING LEVEL?

If you are unsure whether you belong in Frame Drum 101 or Frame Drum 202, please:

  1. Review the course curriculum below. If you DO NOT know most of the topics, it is suggested you take Frame Drum 101. Why? Frame Drum 202 builds upon techniques covered in Frame Drum 101. It is VERY important to a have competence in the topics covered in Frame drum 101 before graduating to the next level.
  2. If you need any further help deciding which program is best for you, please contact Marla.

ARE YOU A TOTAL FRAME DRUM LOVER?

Is Frame Drumming a deep passion of yours? Want to learn as much as possible?
You can purchase the Frame Drum 101 & Frame Drum 202 Bundled Course Package at a super discounted rate!

"The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful" - Plato


GRADUATES OF THE FRAME DRUM 101 PROGRAM WILL:

  • Gain confidence and the tools necessary for sharing your drumming passion out in the world, in various applications, such as: leading a Drum Circle, drumming in your professional coaching/healing practice, playing in an ensemble, drumming for sound healing, composing music or simply for your own personal practice and enjoyment.
  • Develop a strong personal drumming practice routine that will help nourish you both musically and spiritually.
  • Gain a clear and solid foundation of how to play the frame drum in the three distinct styles (Lap, Free-Hand and Upright), as well as the basics of Indian music theory and improvising.
  • Learn how to play in solid, steady time through falling in love your with your metronome practice.
  • Music Skills 101 - Learn how to understand such musical concepts as meters, time cycles, counting and notation.
  • Everyone is a composer! Experience writing your OWN rhythms and drum~ songs!
  • Learn Frame Drum Basic Care (tuning, size/pitch relations, etc.).

WHY PLAY THE FRAME DRUM?

History shows us that the frame drum started as a women's drumming tradition in ancient cultures worldwide. Shamans and high priestesses drummed for rituals, sacred rites of passages and to help induce altered states of consciousness.

In today's society, both men and women commonly play the frame drum. It is a great accompaniment for chanting, belly dancing, drum circles, personal healing and sound therapy AND it is commonly used in folk, world & rock musics.


SOME OF THE MANY BENEFITS OF DRUMMING ARE:

  • Drumming improves the aerobic and cardiovascular systems.
  • Drumming strengthens the immune system.
  • Drumming reverses the ravages of stress at the cellular level.
  • Drumming reduces anxiety and depression.
  • Drumming is a wonderful tool for meditation and an excellent means to access high realms of consciousness.
  • Drumming is the "happy" drug - it reduces negativity!
  • Drumming puts you in the present moment, demanding a focused one-point attention.
  • Drumming produces synchronized brain wave activity, - like "fish oils" for the brain - it helps keeps the brain awake and alive.
  • Through entertainment, drumming induces a natural altered state of consciousness, putting you in deeply meditative, relaxed "theta" state.

(Read Marla’s Article on the Health Benefits of Drumming)

 

“I consider Marla to be the one of the very top percussion performers in the US of today. She is well known in the percussion community for her performance virtuosity and artful skill with hand drums”

Glen Velez, 4 Time Grammy Winning Percussionist, Marla's Mentor

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • ANYTIME Access to a vast library of over 175 educational videos. These videos will guide you from start to finish on how to be a creative, confident and skillful frame drummer.
  • BONUS MODULES will ensure that you learn all you can about this incredible art form.
  • FOUR MONTHS OF GUIDED INSTRUCTION (Program starts February 6, 2017 and ends on May 28, 2017).

YOU HAVE LIFETIME AXCESS TO VIDEOS!


MODULE LAYOUT

  • MODULE 1 - Free Hand Style Frame Drumming
  • MODULE 2 - Lap Style Frame Drumming
  • MODULE 3 - Upright Style Frame Drumming
  • MODULE 4 - The Art of Improvisation, Solkattu and Indian Rhythm Theory.

WHATS INCLUDED IN EACH MODULE:

VIDEO DOWNLOADS:
  • Videos are yours to keep for LIFETIME!
  • There are Four Modules Included and each module is One Month long
  • There are Three Video download series in EACH Module.
  • Every Video download Series has between 6 -15 Videos.
  • Video downloads will be shared on this website on the specific dates mentioned in the "Video Schedule" below.
LIVE Q&A CALLS:
  • Have Questions? Great! There is one Live Q&A Call per module (total 4 calls per program).
  • All the Live Q&A Calls will be recorded.
  • If you cannot make the Live Q&A calls and have questions, you can email them to Marla and they will be answered during the Calls.
  • To achieve the best results for learning, it is recommended that you follow the video sequence (see "video schedule" below) and join as many Live Q&A Calls as you can or watch the Live Q&A recordings if you can not attend the Live Q&A Calls.
MARLA'S PRIVATE STUDENT FACEBOOK GROUP:
  • You will have access to Marla's private student Facebook group.
  • This facebook group is a SUPPORTIVE online community where you can meet like-minded drumming friends from around the world, share ideas, questions and offer feedback.
 

With her background and dedication, Marla is well positioned to make a significant contribution to world music in general, and frame drumming in particular"

John Bergamo, Marla’s Mentor, Percussion Director Calarts


MODULE 1 - FREE HAND STYLE

LESSONS SERIES #1
  • TOPIC: Basic Free Hand Style Playing Strokes
  • VIDEOS: 6 Videos in this Module.
LESSON SERIES #2
  • TOPIC : The Persian Reiss Roll & Practice Rhythms
  • VIDEOS: 5 Videos in this Module.
LESSON SERIES #3
  • TOPIC : 8 Beat Finger Roll Patterns & Practice Rhythms
  • VIDEOS: 5 Videos in this Module.

MODULE #2- LAP STYLE FRAME DRUMMING

LESSON SERIES #4
  • TOPIC : Basic Playing Strokes & Practice Rhythms
  • VIDEOS: 8 Videos in this Module
LESSON SERIES #5
  • TOPIC: Single and Double Snaps & Practice Rhythms
  • VIDEOS: 7 Videos in this Module.
LESSON SERIES #6
  • TOPIC: The 4 Finger "Jazz" Roll & Practice Rhythms in 5 Beat Time Cycle
  • VIDEOS: 9 Videos in this Module

MODULE 3: UPRIGHT STYLE FRAME DRUMMING

LESSON SERIES #7:
  • TOPIC: Basic Upright Playing Strokes & Practice Rhythms.
  • VIDEOS: 8 Videos in this Module
LESSON SERIES #8
  • TOPIC: The Alternate Pa & Practice Rhythms
  • VIDEOS: 8 Videos in this Module.
LESSON SERIES #9
  • TOPIC: The Jazz Roll & Single Snap Technique & Practice Rhythm
  • VIDEOS: 9 Videos in this Module.

MODULE 4: SOLKATTU, IMPROVISATION & INDIAN RHYTHM THEORY

LESSON SERIES #10
  • TOPIC: Introduction to Solkattu and Improvising in 4-Beat Time Cycle
  • VIDEOS: 8 Videos in this Module
LESSON SERIES #11
  • TOPIC : Improvising in 5-Beat Time Cycle
  • VIDEOS: 8 Videos in this Module
LESSON SERIES #12
  • TOPIC : Improvising in 7-Beat Time Cycle
  • VIDEOS: 8 Videos in this Module

BONUS MODULE #1

LESSON SERIES #12
  • TOPIC: 6 Beat Finger Rolls in Free Hand Style
  • VIDEOS: 4 Videos in this Module

BONUS MODULE #2

LESSON SERIES #13
  • TOPIC : DRUMMING ESSENTIALS
  • VIDEOS: 4 Videos in this Module

BONUS MODULE #3

LESSON SERIES #14
  • TOPIC: MYSTERY TOPIC
  • VIDEOS: 4 Videos in this Module.

Class Curriculum


  Lesson Series # 3- Free Hand Style - 8 Beat Finger Roll Paterns with Rhythms & Chanting!
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“Marla is world -renowned and has taught students worldwide through workshops, retreats and also online. A talented artist, she is anchored in beauty, love, and devotion! I highly recommend her.”

Christine Stevens, author, Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit

LET'S TALK RESULTS...
HERE'S WHAT MARLA'S STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT FRAME DRUM 101

Marla’s passion for sharing frame drumming is contagious. The excellent quality of the videos and the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions was enjoyable and a every effective way to learn frame drumming. My drumming skills have improved and I continue to refine technics by practicing with the aid of the videos and notes. The knowledge was shared with a generous spirit.”

"Marla is a great and enthusiastic teacher who really cares about her students. She is thorough in trying to give her students all that she can.”

“Marla is an amazing and inspiring frame drum teacher! She is passionate and patient and offers a sequence of learning that is easy to follow while being challenging enough for all levels. I highly recommend her Frame Drum 101 class!!!”

“I'm so glad I signed up for Marla's online drumming class, my drumming has improved and her lessons helped me focus on what to practice and how. Her lessons are a great balance of intuitive drumming and daily practice of rhythms, I loved that she referred to the practice as the "veggies" that'll make the drumming stronger. Marla is a very good teacher, and I appreciated the open and encouraging feeling of her online q&a calls. I can't wait for the next session of classes!”

“Marla was marvelous in Frame Drum 101. What a great teacher! I re-learned my basics and received very useful instruction for how to advance my skills. She was so friendly and warm during Q&A. What a privilege to have so many hours of her time LIVE and for a reasonable price. Thank you, Marla - for helping me along on my drumming journey.”



PRIVATE LESSONS VS. PERSONALIZED DRUM TRAINING SESSIONS?

PRIVATE LESSONS:

Desire more one on one attention with your playing?
Marla is a very patient and detailed oriented teacher who tailors each session to meet the students needs. During Marla's Private Lessons, she will answer any drumming questions students have about technique, rhythm and music theory. Lessons are recorded!


PERSONALIZED DRUM TRAINING SESSIONS:

  • Do you feel called to incorporate DRUMMING in your Professional Work & Community?
  • Wish to truly master your playing Technique and Skills? Develop a LAZER-EYED Solid Foundation?
  • Have you always wanted to Compose music? Sing and Drum? Record a CD?
  • Desire to learn how to use Drumming for your own Personal Practices of Meditation and Self-Healing?

If you answered YES to any one of these questions, these training sessions are a great fit for you!

During Marla's "Personalized Drum Training Sessions", students delve deeply into their unique, personal drumming journey!

Marla will create an INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAM that will facilitate your bringing the art of rhythm to life.

Prior to the first consultation, you will answer a survey that will assist Marla in designing your particular session. Each training session will be specifically tailored to fulfill your particular needs.

The sessions are 90min long, and structured as a two-part series, with homework given to ensure you ACHIEVE YOUR DRUMMING GOALS!

In addition to coaching with frame drum technique, Marla can also help you learn things like: Shamanic Drum Journeying & Technique, Healing Rhythms for Group Facilitation, Drumming & Chanting, Vocal Technique and Frame Drum Sound Healing Techniques.

Great for: Musicians, Students who wish to deepen their playing, Professionals in the Healing Arts, Yoga teachers, Therapists, Sound Healers, Coaches, Counsellors, Spiritual Leaders, Music Teachers, Music Therapists, Sacred Circle and Ceremony leaders who wish to use drumming in their work.

Invest in your Rhythmic Health!
You’re worth it
!

*These private lessons & sessions will be offered only during the first two weeks of each module. Students will get a sign up form to schedule their time.

MEMBERSHIP PRICING

We understand finances may be tight. Please note Marla has DISCOUNTED these programs, including her regular online lesson & session fees, and created different membership levels, to make this program accessible to everyone's financial levels. Payment plans are also available for each membership level.

COPYRIGHT & PROTECTION POLICY

It is assumed that, in purchasing any of the Frame Drum Programs, either individually or bundled, only one user will be accessing the material. By enrolling in my programs, you are agreeing not to “share” the content.

If it is indeed discovered that the curriculum and teachings are being “shared,” that student’s access to the program will immediately be terminated.The content that has been created for this program is protected by copyright. Please respect my work. Thank you for your understanding

 

"I was hesitant to sign up as I had no experience, but I did know I loved drumming. I took a chance and enrolled in Marla's Platinum level training Frame Drum 101 program and fell in love with the frame drum. The one on one attention really helped me and I now lead a frame drum circle in London Highly Recommend this program!"


-Sarah Brewersting, London

"Do it! I took Frame Drum 101 last year, and just now went back to practice videos. was newly in awe at the material you so kindly gave us, Marla. It's so helpful to have videos to practice with. I liked that each was short which adds simplicity to practice, especially when I only have a short time to play. Also newly struck by creativity in the videos and their playful nature, and how generous Marla is with the material she presents. Looking forward to frame drum 202"

Ann Marie Polanski, Maine

Your Instructor


Marla Leigh
Marla Leigh
Marla Leigh Goldstein is a Grammy-nominated Percussionist and Flautist. She is one of the few female frame drum specialists in the world.

Marla is an internationally recognized educator and performer who has presented throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. She carries the gift of being an inspiring and energetic educator, and soulful, charismatic performer. Marla offers online learning programs, as well as workshops, retreats and clinics and concerts world wide.

Marla endorses Cooperman Frame Drums and has collaborated with them to create an Artist Innovation Series Drum - "The Marla Tar". She is also CEO of Frame Drum Online Academy, and online resource for learning frame drumming.

As a passionate and dedicated composer, Marla's original music has been featured in movies, commercials, and healing arts media products. She is currently working on writing music for her debut world music meditation album.

Marla's Training Includes:
  • Bachelor of Fine Art in Music from California Institute of the Arts
  • Master of Fine Art in Percussion from California Institute of the Arts
  • Percusison Teachers: John Bergamo, Glen Velez, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Poovlar Srinivasaan, Alfred Ladzekpo, Kobla Ladzekpo, Randy Gloss and Layne Redmond.


Gratitude to Marla's Drum Teachers!
(From L to R: John Bergamo, Glen Velez, Pandit Swapan Chadhuri, Poovalur Srinivasaan, Randy Gloss, Layne Redmond)


This course is not open for enrollment.

ENJOY BOTH PROGRAMS AT A BUNDLED PACKAGE RATE!

Sign up for BOTH Frame Drum 101 & Frame Drum 202, totaling over 200 Instructional Videos - and SAVE $129
(offer valid until November 30, 2016)

PURCHASE THE BUNDLE PACKAGE HERE

FRAME DRUM SIZE RECOMMENDATION &
COOPERMAN SPONSORSHIP

If you were to have only one drum for this program, Marla recommends a 16" drum. This is a perfect size for playing in the various playing styles.

Other sizes will be fine for the program, but your hands may hurt if your playing a bigger diameter drum in the upright style (20"-22"), and the sound will be as resonant if you play a smaller drum in the lap free hand styles!

Here are the suggested drum sizes and playing styles:.

  • 14"-16" " Drums - Upright Style.
  • 16"-22" Drums - Lap and Free Hand Styles.

Cooperman Drums is our sponsor for this program. Of course, its not essential you play a Cooperman drum for the program, but they are the recommended drums to play! All students enrolled in this program can receive 10% off any frame drum from Cooperman Drum Company (Thank you Cooperman).

Marla is in endorsed artist with Cooperman and has collaborated with them to create a Artist Innovative Series drum called The Marla Tar. You can visit Marla's suggested drums for this program at this link. In the welcome email for the program, you will receive the discount code for purchasing a Cooperman Drum at 10% off.

Other brands of frame drums are fine for this program too.
(ie Remo, Meinl).


QUESTIONS?


Please view our "FAQ" page.
Thank you.

A PERSONAL LETTER FROM MARLA

Music is my medicine; Music runs deep in my blood.

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