★ Frame Drum Academy would like reward those that are TRULY DEDICATED to learning the craft of frame drumming with our super- discounted bundle package!★
If you are a FRAME DRUM LOVER ❤️ - This is the BEST PACKAGE FOR YOU!
OUR 2019 BUNDLE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
*images above also from Layne's book.
History shows us that the frame drum started as a women's drumming tradition in ancient cultures worldwide.
The frame drum was the primary tool of transformation that Shamans and High Priestesses of the ancient world used to access altered states of consciousness, to facilitate rituals and sacred rites of passages.
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, sound therapy AND it is commonly used in folk, world & rock music. It is medicine for your body, mind and spirit, AND it is simply ALOT OF FUN!
"Rhythm is a means of organizing sound into formulas to harmonize the mind and body"
- Layne Redmond, "When the Drummers Were Women"
This is a FABULOUS Package for students who desire to immerse themselves in the ✨ART OF FRAME DRUMMING✨ while enjoying INCREDIBLE savings! (save an additional $100)
Our Frame Drum Academy 101 & 202 programs are carefully created, where each lesson builds upon the previous.
Therefore, it is HIGHLY recommended that if you chose our BUNDLE PACKAGE
that you COMPLETE the Frame Drum 101 program FIRST - before doing Frame Drum 202.
In signing up for the Bundle Package, you will be receiving videos for BOTH Programs at the same time, (this totals almost 600 instructional videos, that does not include any of the SEVEN Bonus Trainings!)
NO TECHNIQUE OVERWHELM!
Each video builds upon the next, and therefore, it is HIGHLY encouraged to NOT
do both programs at the same time, or you can easily get overwhelmed ~ in a drum haze ~ and in technique overwhelm, and we do not want that!
Here my Suggested Way to Learn with Our Special Bundle Package
“Marla is an incredible teacher with a brilliant way of breaking down the material to make it accessible. Her enthusiasm and generosity of spirit set her apart and help her students want to learn and practice and keep improving. She believes in her students so much that we start to believe in ourselves. She does not simply teach the art of frame drumming...she teaches the art of life!”
~ Meaghan Beishline
“Marla has created a wonderful curriculum that is easy for a beginner to follow and graduate with solid basic and advanced skills to grow with. I was so impressed with her eastern teaching methods and inclusion of skills like solkattu, compositions with accompaniment, chant, and ankle bell work. Marla is a fantastic teacher. I feel the courses are well worth the investment for anyone interested in frame drum! I took both 101 and 202 and feel confident to improvise, teach, and play with others.”
~ Susan Freeman
“The course concept is exceptional: brilliant videos of sequential learning techniques for frame drum basics, rhythms, and flourishes that I can watch again and again to perfect my skills. It doesn’t get better than this."
~ Norma Kaplis
"I went from not playing a musical instrument at all to drumming for my yoga classes in a couple of months. Not only has Marla and her Frame Drum Academy turned me into a musician; but I also have increased my confidence, my desire to share my talents with others, and my passion for music and rhythm. I cannot recommend this program enough!"
Meaghan Beishline, Pennsylvania
“I love studying with Marla. She is pure inspiration. Her Frame Drum Academy is super accessible and filled with tons of great learning. I The way Marla teaches frame drumming is all about body brain and soul! Lots of soul!”
Marilyn McLaughlin, Los Angeles
"Joining Marla’s Frame Drum Academy pushed me through the boundries – I now practice strokes in three different styles. It gives a lot more opportunities to combine with my songs.
Bodil Kreative Jorgenson, Finland
"Marla’s enthusiasm and heartfelt commitment to her students shone through every aspect of the program. The instructional videos were very clear and I love having lifelong access to the them."
Janis McCallen, Ontario, Canada
"Marla is the most wonderful teacher!! Everything is completely accessible and she breaks down the lessons so perfectly."
"Amazing detail & easy to follow.Highly Recommend. I was hesitant about how much I could learn online, but was pleasantly surprised how worthwhile the course was in improving my technique & playing."
Jennifer Thomas, Sydney, Australia
"Marla’s teaching is EXCELLENT and opened up so much for me."
Susan Freeman, Ohio
"I have been so impressed with Marla’s detailed, easily-digested online lessons that lead the student step by step through frame drumming and practice techniques. I HIGHLY recommend the Frame Drum Academy Online.”
Linda Schineder, Ohio
"I participated in Marla’s brilliantly presented Frame Drum 202. I work with the videos on a regular basis to learn new concepts and to refresh myself on more familiar techniques - Yet I have barely scratched the surface of the volume of techniques presented. I GIVE THIS PROGRAM A 5 STARS. No one has ever done anything this important for us who crave to learn this material."
Norma Kaplis, New York
"My experience with the Frame Drum Academy 101 and 202 has been amazing. The online courses are clear, easy to follow and a master class of technique and basics of frame drumming."
Sherry Belliveau , Florida
Hello, I'm Marla… a Grammy-nominated musician and one of the few female frame drum specialists in the world today.
Having studied music since I was three years old, music is my first love and greatest passion! I hold a BFA & MFA in Percussion and have been fortunate to study with some of the most world-renowned, inspiring teachers and leading masters in frame drum, Indian and West African drumming.
Delighted to pass on what I’ve learned, I’ve now been teaching for over 25 years. I have seen, first-hand, the amazing power of music to help heal and bring joy. Over 15 years ago, I first started helping students online, when that kind of learning was a strange new world.
The Frame Drum Academy online is my dream child. Born in 2015, we currently have hundreds of happy students and are growing by the day! Welcome to the family... we cannot wait to walk beside you on your special drum journey...
DEEP Gratitude to my teachers, without my excellent teachers, I would not be where I am today!
If you were to suggest only ONE drum for this program, I recommend a 16" drum - It is the perfect size for playing in the 3 playing styles. Highly recommended (but not necessary) for the passionate drum student!
Other sizes will be fine for the program, but your hands may hurt if you're playing a bigger drum in the upright style (20"-22".)
Here are My Suggested Frame Drum Sizes:
Cooperman Drums is our sponsor. Of course, its not essential you play a Cooperman drum for the program, but they are truly amazing! Each Drum is custom made by hand & the drums last a liftime. All students recieve a 10% discount on a Cooperman drum (discount code given when you sign up).
Other brands of frame drums are fine to use. REMO sells good beginner 16" drums that you can purchase on Amazon.