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Deadline to order is July 8th at 11pm – Must Pre-register
Workshop is limited to 12 participants
Registration opens in June CONTACT us to reserve a space.

In this workshop we are focusing on the universal aspect of drums and drumming and especially on the sacredness of the act and commitment of giving voice to our deepest and best intensions. This workshop is open to people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds to gather together focusing our spiritual intentions for the kind of world we wish to build. We appreciate culture and traditions and are inspired by them, but are not claiming any one group’s cultural traditions.

Smudging Ceremony Meditation – Honoring the elements, water, air, fire, earth and the four directons. Calling the spirit of your drum, preparing the hoop, pulling the hides and creating your mallet. Setting your intention – offering your drum in service.

Step by step drum making instructon – when you arrive for the workshop, the heads and lacing will have been soaked in ceremonial water. After the initial smudging ceremony, meditation and blessing, you will learn to weave the lacing on your drum in the four directions pattern. This will be an opportunity for you to begin connecting with the spirit of your drum.

Once we complete the drum lacing, we will then create the beater for your drum. The drum will take 2-3 days to fully dry before it can be played. The drum face can later be painted if desired (acrylic paint recommended). Feathers and beads may also be used to personalize your drum.

We recommend playing your drum often for maximum effect! Use it for healing, meditation, drum circles, or to help empower social justice gatherings and marches! These drums are made with love and intended for service!

NOTE: Please contact us to inquire about other hide/kit options if you don’t see what you’d like listed in the kit purchase options.

DRUM MAKING KIT ORDERING OPTIONS (prices include workshop fee)

12 inch Willow Oak Hoop Deer $157.70

Kit Includes:
12″ Willow Oak Hoop
Deer hide and lacing
Beater making kit

Excellent small sized drum. Elk hide has a deep and resonant sound. Willow wood is a great choice for artists, musicians, and poets, and for the with Celtic ancestors.  Deer hide is much softer to work with than Elk or Buffalo, so this is a great choice for young ones and elders who may have a hard time working with their hands.  Deer opens the heart Chakra, teaching us to trust and to empower the feminine qualities of Love and Wisdom.

 

14 inch Willow Oak Hoop Elk $162.50

Kit Includes:
14″ Willow Oak Hoop
Elk hide and lacing
Beater making kit

Excellent medium sized drum. Elk hide has a deep and resonant sound. Willow wood is a great choice for artists, musicians, and poets, and for those with Celtic ancestors.   Willow Oak wood also teaches mental clarity and focus. The Elk is a powerful animal that symbolizes stamina and assists in opening the solar plexus Chakra.

 

15 inch Maple Hoop Deer $177

Kit Includes:
15″ Maple Hoop
Deer hide and lacing
Beater making kit

Excellent medium-large sized drum.  Deer hide is much softer to work with than Elk or Buffalo, so this is a great choice for young ones and elders who may have a hard time working with their hands. Deer opens the heart Chakra, teaching us to trust and to empower the feminine qualities of Love and Wisdom. Maple wood helps clear disillusionment and fosters the qualities of unconditional love and inner peace.

 

15 inch Octagon Cedar Hoop Moose $192
Kit Includes:
15″ Octagon Cedar Frame
Moose hide and lacing
Beater making kit
Cedar wood is traditionally used for cleansing and healing in Celtic, Norse Pagan and Native American traditions. Moose is associated with self esteem, and learning how to look within for your own inner guidance. The sound is deep and resonant.

 

17 inch 16-sided Cedar Frame Buffalo

Kit Includes:
17″ 16-sided Cedar Frame
Buffalo hide and lacing
Beater making kit

 

Buffalo is a powerful spirit ally that reminds us of the connection of Prayer (spirit) to Form (physical).  The sound is extremely deep and resonant.  Cedar wood is traditionally used for cleansing and healing in Celtic, Norse Pagan and Native American traditions.

 

18 inch Willow Oak Hoop Buffalo $205

Kit Includes:
18″ Willow Oak Hoop
Buffalo hide and lacing
Beater making kit

Buffalo is a powerful spirit ally that reminds us of the connection of Prayer (spirit) to Form (physical).  The sound is extremely deep and resonant.  Willow wood is a great choice for artists, musicians, and poets, and for those with Celtic ancestors. Willow Oak wood also teaches mental clarity and focus.

 

18 inch Deodar Cedar Hoop Elk $187

Kit Includes:
18″ Deodar Cedar Hoop
Elk hide and lacing
Beater making kit

Elk hide has a deep and resonant sound, especially on a large sized hoop.  Combined with the superior resonance and healing properties of the deodar cedar tree, this will be a powerful and energizing drum.  The Elk is a powerful animal that symbolizes stamina and assists in opening the solar plexus Chakra.  Deodar Cedar is associated with the Hindu God, Shiva.

 

20 inch Deodar Cedar Hoop Deer $200

Kit Includes:
20″ Deodar Cedar Hoop
Deer hide and lacing
Beater making kit

Large and resonant drum! The Deer opens the heart Chakra, teaching us to trust and to empower the feminine qualities of Love and Wisdom.  Deer hide is also very soft and flexible to work with.  Deodar cedar is a powerful healing tree that carries a superior resonant tone and is associated with the Hindu god, Shiva (masculine).  With this combination of materials, this drum offers a balance between masculine and feminine qualities.