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Drum Birthing Workshop - Make a Shamanic Drum and Rattle


  • Earthtones Sound Therapy The Old School Business Centre, Church Drive, Arnold Nottingham NG5 6LD UK

Do you love shamanic drums? Have you dreamed of owning one that’s really special to you? Birthing your own drum could be just the thing for you. Whilst it’s possible to buy a really nice drum, well made and with a spirit that calls to you, nothing beats making your own. Nothing. It’s a whole different level of special and I recommend drum making for anyone who loves to play shamanic (frame) drums.

During this two day workshop, you’ll make a shamanic frame drum, drum beater and shamanic rattle, putting your energy and style into each piece. At the end of the workshop, we will bless the drums and you’ll birth your drum by playing a drum journey.

Making your drum is an experience you’ll never forget. Your relationship with it builds from the moment you give thanks for the materials and as you coax it into being, you connect to the spirit of the animal. You marvel at how such a small piece of hide can possibly cover the frame. You are surprised at how long it takes to lace. Finally, you have a shamanic drum whose skin has been stretched and moulded around its frame, whose lacing you have pulled until you think it must snap if you pull any more (before you pull and pull again), whose handle you have wrapped, and which has a great deal of your spirit mixed with that of the animal whose skin you have used.

For this workshop, you have the choice of making a 12″ or 16″ drum (12″ drums are lighter and have a brighter sound; 16″ drums are heavier to hold but have a delicious, deep voice) and a choice of deer, cow or water buffalo hide.

The prices for this workshop are as follows:

  • 12″ deer hide drum (with shamanic hide rattle and beater): £185

  • 12″ water buffalo hide drum (with shamanic hide rattle and beater): £195

  • 16″ water buffalo hide drum (with shamanic hide rattle and beater): £225

  • 16″ cow hide drum (with shamanic hide rattle and beater): £235

A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required to book your place, with the balance being due 2 weeks before the workshop.

Book your place here.

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