Drum Making: African Talking Drum or Gourd Drum - Sat. June 3
Make your own drum in just one day! Choose between an African talking drum or gourd drum. Make a rope- tuned drum out of a hard-shelled gourd. After cutting, cleaning and finishing the gourd, you will attach a goatskin head (from Ivory Coast in Africa) with rings and rope. A demonstration for final tuning will be provided. Or craft an African talking drum by preparing a mango wood drum shell body and 4 steel rings. Then attach African goat skin with drum rope and make a beater. Playing techniques will be discussed.
Instructor: John Proctor
Duration: 1 day, Saturday, June 3 9:30 - 4:30
Course Fee: $125. includes lunch at a local restaurant (+ materials fee of $75 - $95, depending on drum type and size payable to the instructor)
Important Registration Information:
All registration fees are subject to HST. A registration is secured when the fee is paid. There is no refund or reduction in the fee for missed classes. If you find it necessary to cancel, we are happy to provide a store credit for the value of your registration, less a $25 cancellation fee. Due to our commitment to our instructors and fellow students, there is no refund/credit for cancellations within one week of course start date.