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What is Frame Drumming?

The frame drum is an ancient percussion instrument used primarily by women over 2,000 years ago. The drumhead width is greater than its depth and perhaps the first drum invented. 


What is the difference between a Frame Drum Lesson and a

 Drum Circle?

When you take a lesson you learn the correct way to hold and play the drum. You also learn the basic rhythms along with proper posture. I want you to be comfortable and relaxed while playing. A drum circle allows everyone to play together and share their own rhythms. During a drum circle you listen to others and add your own style so the group can come together to perform a one of a kind percussion discussion.


How can drumming help me?

There have been many studies on drumming and how it helps your physical, emotional and mental state. Here are some links:

Complex Drumming for Pain Relief? Jeff Strong describes ... › complex-drumming-for...

10 Health Benefits of Drumming - Dr. Christiane Northrup › health-benefits-drumming

How playing the drums changes the brain: Many years of ... › releases › 2019/12


What is Reading and Rhythms?

Toddlers and Preschoolers love stories and music. 

I've blended the two for a fun filled story time where children not only listen to a story but make music using percussion instruments to enhance the story.


What type of drums do you make?

Native American type drums and drums made from items you can find at your local hardware store. 


How is Easy Tai Chi different from other Tai Chi classes?

Easy Tai Chi or Beginner Tai Chi comes from Beijing, China. It gives the novice a chance to learn basic moves without committing to a long choreographed routine. 

Easy Tai Chi helps the body move more fluidly with better balance.


What is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra—also know as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. 

The body completely relaxes while the mind stays awake. 1 hour of Yoga Nidra can have the same effect as 4 hours of sleep. 

Drum Circle Etiquette
shared by Arthur Hull

Drum Circle Etiquette
1. Don’t wear rings, watches or bracelets while playing hand drums. Metal jewelry can damage the head of the drum, as well as the drum itself. Shedding the jewelry will also protect your hands.
2. Ask permission before playing someone else’s drum. For some drummers their instrument is a very personal possession.
3. If someone gets up and leaves the circle to get a drink or go to the bathroom, don’t immediately jump in and take their seat. In some drumming communities the drummers will put something on their seat, cover their drum with something or lay their drum on its side to signify that they will be back.
4. Listen as much as you play. By listening to what’s going on around you, you will have a better sense of how to fit into the groove that is being created
5. Support the fundamental groove that you hear being created in the drum song. You don’t have to be a rhythm robot and hold down the same part all night long. There is plenty of freedom to experiment and express your rhythmical spirit within the fundamental groove.
6. Leave enough rhythmic space in the circle for other players to express themselves. Don’t fill up the creative space with your own notes. Remember that it’s a conversation
7. Play at the volume of the group. If you can only hear yourself, you’re probably not having a constructive musical relationship with the rest of the players in the circle. Good volume dynamics create good relationship dynamics. Play soft enough to hear everyone around you. Follow and support the dynamic changes in volume and tempo that the group will go through during a drum circle event.
8. Share the solo space. If you are at the advanced level of drumming expertise where soloing is available to you, then you know the excitement and pleasure of being able to play over, around and through the drum circle groove. Soloing through a drum circle groove is very much like a bird flying through the forest. The “solo air” can’t accommodate more than a few people soloing at the same time. If there is more than one soloist available in a circle be sure to share the solo space with them. The best way for two or three drum soloists to play through the groove together is to have a drum dialogue with each other. In a facilitated drum circle event, a good facilitator will find all of the advanced drummers in the circle and showcase them individually, encouraging them to trade solos with each other



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Drums on Sand


To bring the beauty of rhythm, movement and art to people looking to relax, unwind and destress. 


To grow a population who want to explore ways of  self expression and give them a way to ease their pain, stress and anxiety in a healthy way.

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