Free Frame Drum Video Course Teaser & Musical Gift



🌀 Have you always wanted to DRUM but did not know how to begin?

🌀 Are you looking for a fun, creative art form that has MANY proven benefits for mind, body and heart?

🌀 Would you like to learn NEW SKILLS such as how to jam in various meters, improvise and compose?

🌀 Do you dream of teaching workshops, playing in bands, drumming circles and ceremonies, or introducing the healing powers of the drum to your professional work and life?


If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you will LOVE ❤️ DRUMMING!

I hope that this little taste creates a hunger within you to continue on your Drum Journey.

With love, Marla x

See your Course details and gift below!


🌀 VIDEO 1: Introduction to Free Hand style Frame Drum & How to play the ‘Doum’ stroke. (Free Hand style can be easily applied to ANY type of hand drum).

🌀 VIDEO 2: How to play the ‘Ta’ & ‘Ka’ strokes in Free Hand style.

🌀 VIDEO 3: Practice rhythms in a 5-beat time cycle (fun for beginners!).

🌀 VIDEO 4: How to play the Karsilama 9-beat traditional Middle Eastern rhythm (great for intermediates!).

🌀 VIDEO 5: How to play ‘Shahina’ 10-beat rhythm (Beginner level).

🌀 VIDEO 6: How to do the Morrocan flip! (All levels).

🌀 VIDEO 7: Graduation video… Congratulations on completing our Mini Course!

Now it's time for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the grooves of a special percussion duet with Marla and Naghmeh Farahmand.

🌀 EXCLUSIVE FREE GIFT: Download Marla's meditative music track ‘Spicy Nectar’.

🌀 And MORE!

Course Curriculum

  Welcome to the Wonderful World of Frame Drumming ~ Please Read!
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  Lesson #1 (Beginner Video)- Introduction to the Free Hand Style & the "Doum" Stroke
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  Lesson #2 (Beginner Video)- How to Play the Tak and the Ka Strokes in the Free Hand Style
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  Lesson #3 (Beginner Video) - Free Hand Style Practice Rhythms in 5 Beat Time Cycle
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  Lesson #4 (Beginner Video): Learn to play "Shahina" 10 Bt Rhythm!
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  Lesson #5 (Intermediate Video)- How to play the Karslima 9-Beat Rhythm in the Free Hand Style
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  Lesson #6 (All Levels) - Learn the "Morrocan Flip"
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  "Spicy Nectar" - Meditative Music Track by Marla Leigh
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If you enjoy this free training then you are going to ADORE our FULL Frame Drum Academy Signature courses!

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More inspiration..

Check out Marla's Debut Album & Music Video, "Rhythms of Tof Miriam"
Recorded in Israel, and dedicated to the ancient lineage of Women Frame Drummers!
A feast for the body, mind and soul!



*Marla's 2nd full-lenght studio album will be released in the Summer 2024, details to follow



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.

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