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 $$$...
“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
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!
“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
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.
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!
“With her background and dedication, Marla makes a significant contribution to world music and frame drumming.”
~ John Bergamo, Percussion Director CalArts
Every student who completes all the 'Share the Drum' graduation challenge (explained in the program) will be entered into our raffle for the chance to win...
* Details to follow. There is only one lucky winner!
They will be announced one month AFTER the FDA program ends.
* A discount code will be given after sign-up.
Thank you Cooperman for being our beloved Academy sponsor.
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!
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!