"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

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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