Grammy Nominated Percussionist Will Teach You How To Unleash Your Creative Drumming Genius, Even If You’ve NEVER Touched A Drum In Your Life!
Imagine picking up your drum, stretching out your fingers, and when you start to play, a beautiful rhythm fills the air.
Wondering if this program is right for you?
It is if you answer “YES” to any of these questions...
DRUMMING is as natural for humans as walking.
When we are in the womb, each one of us is incubated with the sound of our mother's heartbeat - it is the first sound we hear!
Go ahead and put your palm over your heart right now.
Do you feel that?
You see! You have a drum right inside you. Rhythm is hardwired into your body. We are inherently connected to pulse & rhythm.
NOW it’s time to use this gift to bring more
CREATIVITY, PLAY & FUN into your life.
VISUALIZE yourself drumming in a drum circle, in a workshop, in an ensemble, in your professional work, composing your own music, or simply playing for your own personal enjoyment.
"Drum sound arises on the air, its throb, my heart. A voice inside the beat says, “I know you’re tired, but come. This is the way.”
I WILL GUIDE YOU FROM START TO FINISH TO BE A CONFIDENT, CREATIVE AND SKILLFUL FRAME DRUMMER.
Frame Drum 101 is my Beginner Level Premium Training program, featuring an extensive library of over 225 instructional videos with lifetime access, four core learning modules, four live Q&A classes, bonus modules, private Academy facebook group, and a
VIP membership ugrade option.
This course is designed to give you results!
If YOU have been feeling creatively blocked with your DRUMMING DREAMS, you will be amazed how this program can help you.
OUR GRADUATES are healers, therapists, drum circle facilitators, musicians, coaches, nurses, teachers, sacred circle leaders, sound therapists, yoga teachers, and the list goes on...
OUR GRADUATES are teaching workshops, facilitating drum circles, playing in bands, composing their own music, incorporating drumming in their professional work, and the list goes on....
Frame Drum 101 is a 4 Module/4 Month Comprehensive Training Program - thoughtfully designed for the absolute beginner frame drum student OR students with basic to moderate playing experience (less than a year.)
The first lessons in each teaching module cover the basic strokes. After that, we explore the fascinating world of extended playing techniques (snaps, stroke combinations, finger-rolls), fundamental rhythm skills, groovy world rhythms, improvising and composing tips, Indian rhythm skills and drum compositions (that use material learned directly from the course.)
You will receive a Video Download every week for 16 Weeks
(1-18 videos in each download!) Each lesson builds upon the next. Programs are open to both men and women.
Dynamic Rhythmic Inspiration Awaits...
(Please see full course outline & schedules below.)
Having completed this program, you will gain CONFIDENCE, GUIDANCE and proper SKILLSET to PLAY, IMPROVISE and COMPOSE with ease and fluidity in various meters in all 3 frame drum playing styles in the Beginner Level.
You will also acquire the inspiration & repertoire needed to SHARE your "new" drumming gifts with others!
Now, doesn't that sound fabulous?!
YOU HAVE LIFTEIME ACCESS TO ALL 225+ VIDEOS!
This is a go-at-your-own pace learning program, where you can enjoy our videos ANYTIME & ANYWHERE!
*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"
"The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful."
If you are unsure whether you belong in Frame Drum 101 or Frame Drum 202:
Some of our Graduates!
Week #1: Learn the Basic Free-Hand Style Playing Strokes (16 videos)
Week #2: Learn the Persian “Reiss Roll” & Accompanying Practice Rhythms
Week #3: Explore 8-Beat Finger Roll Patterns & Accompanying Practice Rhythms (12 videos)
Week #4: Get Groovin': Learn a Composition Combining all Techniques Learned (Video count tba)
Week #1: Learn the Basic Playing strokes in the Lap Style & Accompanying Practice Rhythms (14 videos)
Week #2: Snapping delights! Learn Single and Double Snaps & Accompanying Practice Rhythms (12 videos)
Week #3: The 4-Finger "Jazz" roll & Practice Rhythms in 5-beat time cycle (16 Videos)
Week #4: Get Groovin': Learn a Composition Combining all Techniques Learned (Video count TBA)
Week #1: Basic Upright Playing Strokes & Practice Rhythms. (8 Videos)
Week #2: The Alternate “Pa” & Practice Rhythms (8 Videos)
Week #3: The Jazz Roll & Single Snap Technique & Practice Rhythms (9 Videos)
Week #4: Get Groovin': Learn a Composition Combining all Techniques Learned (Video count TBA)
Week #1: Introduction to Solkattu and Improvising in 4-Beat Time Cycle
Week #2: Improvising in 5-Beat Time Cycle (8 Videos)
Week #3: Improvising in 7-Beat Time Cycle (8 Videos)
Week #4: SHARE THE DRUM - GRADUATION CHALLENGE: Practice & Submission Week! (1 Video)
STAY CONNECTED & STAY INSPIRED!
OUR LIVE Q&A CALLS:
Every module, Marla will host one special LIVE Q&A call to answer any questions about the material being taught. (Please see our Live Q&A dates below.)
You will receive a special link for the calls in your welcome email. (They are on a easy to use platform.)
Need to miss a call? All calls will be recorded, so if you have to miss a call you can email your questions to Marla 24 hours before the scheduled call, and listen to her personal response during the replay.
PLEASE NOTE: It is not essential to attend the Live Q&A calls, but we do suggest to at least listen to the playback recordings for further inspiration!
OUR ACADEMY PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
Inspiration is achieved best from our peers! In our special private Facebook group, you can stay inspired 24/7 from other like-minded frame drum seekers from around the world!
PLEASE NOTE: All Teachings will be done on the program website. If you are not on Facebook, you will NOT miss anything in the course.
GET STARTED ON TRACK:
This action packed Video Training Series covers ALL YOUR DRUMMING ESSENTIALS!
SOME TOPICS COVERED:
THIS ESSENTIAL RHYTHM VAULT FEATURES RHYTHMS (Traditional & Original) TO KEEP YOU INSPIRED & GROOVIN' FOR A LIFETIME!
Enjoy ENDLESS practicing fun, with rhythms you can use for Playing, Performing, and Sharing with others!
INCLUDED IN THIS MODULE:
GET INSPIRED FROM OTHER SPECIALISTS, 2018 GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
GET INSPIRED ~ DRUMMING IS A HEALING ARTFORM!
This Module Features:
Our Mantra: “This program is easy to use, even if you have limited internet experience.”
PLEASE NOTE: This is designed to be a learn at your own pace program. Therefore, if you are traveling or busy, you may download the videos to your computer/pad/phone or enjoy them on our website.
PLEASE NOTE: It is not essential you attend these calls. They are there for you only if you would like additional support.
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a FACEBOOK ACCOUNT, you will NOT miss anything in the program!
All core teachings are in our video downloads!
Everyone who completes ALL of the "SHARE THE DRUM" Graduation challenges (that will be explained in the program) - will be put into a RAFFLE to win a Cooperman TYMPANUM Drum. There is only one drum for this raffle - one lucky winner!
* The Winner for the Cooperman Drum will be announced November 15, 2018 (AFTER the program ends!)
*The retail price of the drum is $350, which is almost the price of this program.
*This model may not be exchanged for another type of Cooperman Drum model.
This "Tympanum" drum was inspired by an ancient Roman mosaic depicting the Greek god Dionysus. Long associated with the cult of Cybele , this tympanum has a distinctive red goatskin drumhead, and employs knotted embellishments to facilitate ecstatic ritualistic drumming.
"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
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.
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, it's not essential you play a Cooperman drum for the program, but they are lovely drums. All students receive 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 nice 16" drums that you can purchase overnight on Amazon.