Free Frame Drum Video Course Teaser & Musical Gift


  • 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 entrainment, drumming induces a natural altered state of consciousness;,putting you in deeply meditative, relaxed "theta" state.
  • Drumming helps people perform better in math, english and motor skills.


    Class Curriculum

      Welcome to the Wonderful World of Frame Drumming ~ Please Read!
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      Lesson #1 - Introduction to the Free Hand Style & the "Doum" Stroke
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      Lesson #2 - How to Play the Tak and the Ka Strokes in the Free Hand Style
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      Lesson #3 - Free Hand Style Practice Rhythms in 5 Beat Time Cycle
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      Lesson #4 - How to play the Karslima 9-Beat Rhythm in the Free Hand Style
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      Lesson #5 - Learn the "Morrocan Flip"
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      "Spicy Nectar" - Meditative Music Track by Marla Leigh
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    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.”

    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)

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