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Shamanic Drum Building Workshop, March 22, Spiral Circle, Orlando

  • $ 9940

Build your own Shamanic (Hoop) Frame Drum! 

March 22, 2020, 3–7 PM
at Spiral Circle in Orlando, FL

IMPORTANT NOTE: To attend, you MUST preregister to purchase your materials (hoop, skin, lacing, incidentals) by March 15th. There can be no walk-ins—the skins and lace must be prepared and soaked before the workshop,
This is a fantastically primal experience and you will not only craft your own spiritual instrument but will learn some of the technique and lore associated with this style of Healing Drum.
All materials are included. Your frame can be either multi-ply Maple (domestic) or solid bentwood Mulberry (imported). You select the type of rawhide drum head you want; the rawhide lacing used to attach your head will most likely be Horse or Buffalo (for strength) and the lace to create the handle will match your selection of hide if possible, but we make it a point to use as much of every hide as possible by cutting all scrap into lace so it may vary.
You will personally mount your rawhide drum head and craft your handle from the lacing on the back.
Rawhide options are Calf/Cow, Deer, Horse, Elk, African Goat and Pakistan Goat for 14, 16 and 18-inch drums. For 12 inch drums we only recommend deerskin. Camel is available for 14 and 16 inch drums; Moose is available for 18-inch drums. (Larger drums can be done by appointment, and we will be scheduling large drum workshops as well.)
Your price includes the workshop fee and all materials required.
If you wish to purchase a beater, here's the link:


If you need to cancel more than 48 hours before the workshop there will be a 20% restocking fee assessed, but we will refund the balance. We CANNOT refund cancellations within 48 hours of workshop time as the materials are in preparation at that point, rawhide rounds have been cut and perforated, and we will not re-sell soaked rawhide to a different client. We will construct your drum for you for a minor fee or make other arrangements.

Hide Characteristics:

Calf/Cow: High, clear tones if thinner; deeper tonality if thicker. These skins tend to be somewhat translucent which gives a very cool appearance, especially around fires. :)

Camel: Good tonal range, more resistant than other hides to humidity-based changes in tone. These tend to be gorgeous skins, from tan to deeper brown hues to nearly black hides. ONLY AVAILABLE for drums up to 16" in diameter.

Deer: Higher pitched tonality; beautiful white/golden hues. The most traditional hide for these drums in many cultures.

Goat: Mid range tones. We use either African Goat hide which is hand-scraped to remove hair which can leave beautiful patterns on the hide, but it can be a bit funky, or Pakistan goat, which is tannery de-haired, not as thick, and not potentially funky.

    Elk: Very similar to deer but tends to be thicker, so deeper in tone.

    Moose: Very similar to deer but tends to be slightly darker hued and thicker, thus deeper in tone. We only use moose because of the thickness on drums 18-inches and above.

    Horse: Very tough for its thickness, and offers very clear and resonant tones with clean overtones. Gorgeous dark amber to sepia and umber colors.

    Please call, text, or email with any additional questions.
    About Wolf:
    Wolf Murphy, M.A. (English), RYT and Owner of The JAMMIN! Shop, has been instructing, facilitating drum circles, and storytelling with the drum for decades. He has incorporated a wide diversity of instruments (as well as found and created ones) into his performances and recordings. He is a Remo Health Rhythms Trained Facilitator; a Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention Authorized Therapy Provider; and has performed, practiced Sound Healing modalities, and recorded from coast to coast.
    Wolf completed Shine On Yoga’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and has done numerous workshops incorporating drumming for brainwave entrainment with yogic practice, as well as continuing ongoing vibrational energy cleansings (Gong Flow Meditation) and treatments using instrumentation including rattles, singing bowls, bells, and gongs.

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