"Marmalade" - Frame Drum & Darbuka Video Training Duet (with Marla Leigh & Ken Shorley)

Enjoy this Engaging Duet Video Training with Score, Play along Tracks and Full Duet! (Intermediate Level)

Welcome to Marmalade!


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!


  • Music Score
  • Full Duet with Marla and Ken
  • Play along track for Frame Drum
  • Play along track for Darbuka


Your Instructor

Marla Leigh
Marla Leigh
Marla Leigh Goldstein is a Grammy-nominated Percussionist and Flautist. She is one of the few female frame drum specialists in the world.

Marla is an internationally recognized educator and performer who has presented throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. She carries the gift of being an inspiring and energetic educator, and soulful, charismatic performer. Marla offers online learning programs, as well as workshops, retreats and clinics and concerts world wide.

Marla endorses Cooperman Frame Drums and has collaborated with them to create an Artist Innovation Series Drum - "The Marla Tar". She is also CEO of Frame Drum Online Academy, and online resource for learning frame drumming.

As a passionate and dedicated composer, Marla's original music has been featured in movies, commercials, and healing arts media products. She is currently working on writing music for her debut world music meditation album.

Marla's Training Includes:
  • Bachelor of Fine Art in Music from California Institute of the Arts
  • Master of Fine Art in Percussion from California Institute of the Arts
  • Percusison Teachers: John Bergamo, Glen Velez, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Poovlar Srinivasaan, Alfred Ladzekpo, Kobla Ladzekpo, Randy Gloss and Layne Redmond.

Gratitude to Marla's Drum Teachers!
(From L to R: John Bergamo, Glen Velez, Pandit Swapan Chadhuri, Poovalur Srinivasaan, Randy Gloss, Layne Redmond)

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