About this workshop
Over three days, you will use traditional hand tools and steam-bending methods to make your own drum. You will learn about timber species and selection, shaping the main drum shell, hand-hammering zills (cymbals), skin application and much more.
At the end of the workshop, you will take your finished instrument home with you.
This workshop is suitable for adults 18+ and teens 15+ if accompanied by a parent or guardian also participating in the workshop.
Please note: Natural skins will be used on these drums.
Required skill level
No previous experience required
What do I need to bring?
Snacks, lunch, water bottle, notepad and pen. An open mind.
Workshop appropriate - closed toe shoes, no hanging jewellery, hair tied back
Maximum class size
Small class size – max 6 participants
What is Included
All instruction, tools and materials provided
You will learn
You will learn the fascinating history of the frame drum— A story that dates back millennia and travels through the Middle East, Ireland and eventually the entire globe.
You will gain confidence in using hand tools and experience in steam-bending timber while learning instrument-making methods and techniques.
You will leave with a handcrafted, professional-level musical instrument including some handy tips on playing.
Morning tea/lunch info
A lunch break and morning tea break are included with morning tea provided
About the instructor
Instrument MakerMore info