LeePhether (leephether) wrote,

Drum Making Workshop


Do you love drumming? Have you ever wanted a drum? Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own? Well, if the answer is yes, I am offering you the chance to make your own drum. I will provide all the materials, and teach you the traditional way I was taught how to make a Native American hand drum.

When: Saturday, March 8th, noon until ???
Where: Pheelin Phine Wellness Lyceum and Gifts
123 Bradley St.
Carrollton, Ga 30117
Cost: $100

During this workshop, I will teach you the way that I was shown how to make a hand drum, as well as share some of the traditional stories of the drum and why it is both important and sacred to us. I will provide all the materials. What you will end up with is a 16” Red Cedar drum, covered in an Elk hide, as well a beater. You will also have the choice of 7-sided, 8-sided or 12-sided frames.

I require you to pay in full no later than February 23rd. This will enable me to ensure that there is enough time for the frame maker to make the frames (the Red Cedar frames are hand made locally by a man of Choctaw heritage). If you pay and then find you are unable to make this workshop, please contact me and we will work out a separate time to teach you.

It usually takes approximately 1 hour for people to make a drum for the first time. You will be paired up, and there will be a potluck lunch between making each person’s drum, so please bring a dish to share. Plan to spend approximately 3 hours at this workshop.

Contact me @ 678-492-6826, or Michael.RedTurtle@gmail.com to sign up and to arrange your payment

***there will also be a workshop scheduled for April as well as May, but the dates are not set for those yet***
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