Calling All Drummers!

Frame Drum Workshop

Level 1

female drummer

Saturday September 9, Singapore

Come and anchor the light of rhythm into your heart by learning to play the Frame Drum! Even if you are not a musician, this workshop offers everyone an opportunity to learn an instrument that comes to us from antiquity! It’s easy, fun, and transformative as you learn the different strokes, patterns and techniques of the frame drum. In no time, you will be playing familiar Arabic tunes, along with Mediterranean beats as well as coming up with some patterns of your own!

You will be surprised at how easy it is to play!

Amongst the oldest known musical instruments in the world is the hand held frame drum. Many of the earliest known religions evolved around the ritual beat of the frame drum as it could alter consciousness and create a prophetic trance-like state in which the priestess could foretell the future! The ancient art of drumming can be traced back to the Palaeolithic era as a mystical tool for self-transformation. From Cybele’s Bee priestesses of ancient Rome to the Bee Goddesses of Egypt and the Mediterranean, the frame drum was the sacred tool of the Goddess and over time became a forgotten aspect of a women’s spiritual heritage. Today, more and more women (and men) are taking up the frame drum for the purpose of feeling a deeper connection not only to themselves, but also to the rhythms of nature, the Sun and the Moon, and to our beautiful Gaia with her sustaining elements of earth, water, fire and air.

Come and discover a brief history of the frame drum and its connection to the great Bee Priestesses throughout the ancient world. (A frame drum is defined by the diameter of a drumhead being much larger than the depth of its shell. The shells range in depth from 2” to 6”, range in diameter from 4" to 30" and are held in one hand.

You Will Learn:

  • to connect with your own drum through meditation
  • to call in the ancient drummers with guided imagery
  • to embody the different rhythms of the frame drum through movement
  • the different strokes of the drum and how they connect to the elements
  • hand held techniques as well as lap style
  • a few basic Arabic patterns
  • to explore and recite rhythm combinations to increase memory
  • how to move to the beat of the drum as you play - whole brain learning
  • to improve your listening skills

In these changing times, music is one of the best ways to maintain a high vibration. It’s all about harmonic resonance…so the closer we get to the frequency of harmony, the more we expand our consciousness and attract sweet energy, which in return sends our soul flying free! And who in these times doesn’t want that?

Drumming is simple, fun and very energizing. All you need to do is come with an eager heart and childlike wonder, and let the magic happen. I am excited to share with you the natural rhythms of love, laughter and joy through the primal beats of the ancient frame drum. Your take away from this drumming workshop will be a new found way of letting go of stress and getting into the groove of your own being!

Love,

 

 

Date: Saturday September 9, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Wondrous Light
81 Kampong Bahru Road
Singapore 169378
*Next to Outram MRT station
Fee: S$190 (tea breaks and snacks included) | S$60 for a 12” Frame Drum**
**You could bring your own drum - or purchase from organisers on first come first served basis. Limited stock.
**Drums can be used for subsequent workshops in this series.
Remo Fiberskyn 12 inch frame drumRemo Remaissance 12 inch frame drum

Contact: Shirley Han at shirlhan9889@gmail.com
Sylvia Fernandes at sylvia@viafrontiers.com

Make a weekend of it! Join Dehyana on Sunday for the Mirroring Workshop.





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