Welcome to Marmalade!
THE BACKSTORY BEHIND THIS DUET:✨
About 15 years ago, (when I was 10), I met the amazing Canadian Percussionist,Ken Shorley in Toronto, when were were both studying with South Indian Maestro Trichy Sankaran!
We immediately enjoyed playing together.. and the seed was born for us to create "TIME ZONE", an instructional DVD for Frame Drum and Darbuka.
I flew to Novia Scotia to record the DVD!
We each contributed a few compositions for this..
It was so much fun - and "TIME ZONE" was born!
Sadly, we have no more DVD's in print, but we do have the beauty of online videos!
I am so excited to share one of the pieces from our DVD, my composition "Marmalade"
This is a "intermediate" level composition, for a player with at least 6 months of playing experience!
If you are more of a beginner, please enjoy the duet video, until you are comfortable with the basic strokes and how to read notation!
INCLUDED IN THIS TRAINING ARE:
ENJOY & HAPPY DRUMMING!
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!