SPECIAL ACADEMY BUNDLE: FRAME DRUM 101 & 202 (Save an extra $100)

Save as you drum, with The FDA’s EXCLUSIVE deal…

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ARE YOU A PASSIONATE FRAME DRUM LOVER?


  • Is this ancient, enchanting artform a deep calling for you?
  • Do you want to learn as much as possible?
  • Would you like to perform, teach or heal with the frame drum?

Then we have the PERFECT option for you!

Our Frame Drum 101 & Frame Drum 202 EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE means that you can enjoy BOTH programs at an amazing DISCOUNTED rate!

Dive in and save $$$...

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“I consider Marla to be the one of the very top percussion performers in the US of today. She is well known in the community for her virtuosity and artful skill with hand drums.”
~ Glen Velez, 4-time Grammy-winning percussionist & Marla's mentor

OUR BUNDLE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

The Frame Drum Academy would like to reward TRULY DEDICATED students with our discounted bundle package. A proven route to incredible frame drum skills and limitless inspiration and passion!

If you are a FRAME DRUM LOVER - This is the BEST PACKAGE FOR YOU!

FOR $100 LESS THAN BOTH COURSES BOUGHT INDIVIDUALLY - YOU WILL GET ALL OF THIS:


  • Our full Frame Drum 101 course (with 275+ videos & lifetime access)
  • Our full Frame Drum 202 course (with 275+ videos with lifetime access).
  • Eight incredible Bonuses, including Live Q&As with Marla and Masterclasses
  • Lifetime Access to BOTH courses.
  • An exclusive combo of the most comprehensive, step-by-step trainigs that produce OUTSTANDING results.
  • Fundamental playing strokes in the 3 playing styles (lap, upright and freehand)
  • Art and heart of rhythm (Indian rhythm theory & solkattu)
  • Groovin’ drum compositions reflecting techniques learned
  • Special Academy kick-off call with Marla
  • Traditional world & original rhythms
  • Improvisation & composing tips
  • Essential musicianship skills

“Marla is an incredible teacher who 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, Student

HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF OUR BUNDLE PACKAGE


Our Frame Drum Academy courses are carefully designed so each lesson builds upon the last one!

For the best learning experience, we HIGHLY recommend that you:


In signing up for the Bundle Package, you receive videos for BOTH courses at the same time. Each video builds upon the last and each course targets a specific level, herefore, it is best NOT to do both at the same time or you may get yourself in an overwhelming drum haze and we don’t want that!

Frame Drum 101 + 202 programs are designed as self-study courses. After you complete Frame Drum 101, you can enjoy Frame Drum 202 anytime (as you will already have access), OR follow along with the group when the Academy opens again.

Enrollment for The Frame Drum Academy courses is only once a year - students are notified in advance via the website, newsletter and Facebook.

It's YOUR time to drum NOW!

STILL NOT 100% SURE, OR HUNGRY FOR MORE?

Then read on just a bit further...



I am confident that this program will help you gain the knowledge and skills to start you on your drumming journey...
which is why I’m offering a risk-free, money-back GUARANTEE.

Follow our program for 14 days.
If you are not enjoying the grooves, contact me to receive a full refund.
So, go ahead and give drumming a try, it just may transform your life!

Accelerate your learning...

Get Inspired, Watch Student Video Testimonials

And enjoy our new "Reawakening" FDA Group Video!

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“With her background and dedication, Marla makes a significant contribution to world music and frame drumming.”
~ John Bergamo, Percussion Director CalArts

WIN A COOPERMAN DRUM!

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(Value $350+)


Every student who completes all the ‘Share the Drum’ graduation challenge (explained in the course) will be entered into our raffle for the chance to win a

A FREE COOPERMAN DRUM!


*Details to follow. There is only one lucky winner!
They will be announced one month AFTER the FDA course ends.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have covered our most commonly asked questions below!

Yes, you can either pay in full or select our easy 4-month payment plan option!

To help during COVID, we haven’t added additional fees to our payment plans this year. We want to make our courses accessible to all. In a nutshell, we want you there with us!

Yes! Our courses are completely risk-free. Drum away for 14 days after the first download, and if, for any reason, you decide it isn’t for you, simply email us and we will refund you... it's that easy!

*First download is June 4, 2021 *Refund policy ends July 18, 2021

Yes! All of our videos are downloadable. Enjoy ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

No, they are just there if you have questions, challenges or would like extra support.

Both programs feature an incredibly rich curriculum and deeply transformative experience for students. The difference is just the level.

FRAME DRUM 101:
For the beginner, or student with minimal playing experience

FRAME DRUM 202
For the student who has had at least a year of playing experience.

BUNDLE PACKAGE: 101 & 202 combined
*Save $100 - best Academy price!

Yes, that is exactly the course of action I recommend!

Please view our FAQ page

YOUR FRAME DRUM INFO

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What size drum is best for this course?

—While all are fine, I recommend a 16” drum to begin with, as it is the perfect size for comfortable playing in all 3 playing styles.

Where can I buy a good frame drum?

—Cooperman Drums is our sponsor and ALL my students receive a 10% DISCOUNT on any two Cooperman drums! (Discount code given when you sign up.) Other drum brands are fine as well (ie Remo, Meinl etc.)

I’m late to the party! Can I buy a good frame drum in a hurry?

—Yes! There are plenty of options (like Remo 16”) with OVERNIGHT delivery on Amazon for less than $50!

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Your Instructor


Marla Leigh
Marla Leigh

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!

DEEP Gratitude to my teachers, without whom I would not be where I am today!

My drum training includes:
  • Education:
    Bachelor of Fine Art in Music (BFA) & Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Percussion from California Institute of the Arts
    Ali Akbar College

  • Percussion teachers:
    John Bergamo, Glen Velez, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Poovlar Srinivasaan, Alfred Ladzekpo, Kobla Ladzekpo, Randy Gloss and Layne Redmond.