I started studying with Layne Redmond around 1994 which began on the tambourine.

I had the privilege to also assist and perform with her along the west coast of California.
She was known as a Master Frame drummer, teacher, author, historian, mythologist, composer, recording artist, film maker, educator, world traveller, yogini and Bee Priestess.

She has changed many lives along the way and opened a path for many women to drum, to create sacred ritual space and follow their dreams.
She has left a legacy of resources to be continued to be shared for generations to come.
She has written a number of books, recorded many music projects, written articles, created instructional material on cd, dvd and youtube, designed her own line of signature series drums with REMO, produced films, and has researched and collected thousands of images of women frame drummers recovering their historic significance.
She was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame Nov. 11th 2021

Gather Round the Tambourine Live Recorded Workshop Level 1 with Miranda Rondeau

Dedicated to Layne Remond

( Must have previous Introductory experience. Know how to hold drum, names of strokes, how to play them, read drum notation, and able to play in hearing the patterns recited

We gather around our tambourine, to give it voice, give it life, in honor of Layne Redmond during her birthday month.

The tambourine was the first frame drum Layne taught when she first came to teach in Long Beach Ca in the early to mid 90's.

It was also the first frame drum style she learned.
Little stories will be weaved in.

The session is packed and includes
*Opening song
*Significance of Tambourine
*Layne Redmond weavings and teachings
*Warm ups into patterns
* Honor Elements drum and with song
* Review of strokes including roll and shake
* Integrate roll and shakes
* Learn some rhythms
* Stepping
*24/7 access for 30 days


Workshop recording is accessible 24/7 for 30 days from the date of registration.
There is no extensions accept by re-registering for class again.

Project Butterfly Loft Los Angeles

When the Drummers Were Women slideshow presentation and performance with students in Oct. 2008

Goddess Studio in Escondido, Ca weekend retreat I had the honor to assist Layne Redmond and perform.

Annie Basant Lodge in Beachwood Canyon, Ca
Sound Healing Ritual

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Miranda Rondeau is an internationally recognized devotional singer, musician, and frame drum artist. She has been teaching the craft since 1999, as encouraged by her late teacher Layne Redmond, author of the seminal book, When the Drummers Were Women.
Miranda has created and teaches a repertoire of frame drum "circle songs" as a way of sacred remembrance. She performs in a ceremonial context, playing for rites of passage and communal bonding.
She performed together with her students for house recitals, and public events.Miranda has taught in Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Canada and throughout California.
She taught at The Asheville Percussion Festival and has performed at Tamburi Mundi Frame Drum Festival, International Biblical Frame Drum Festival, North American Frame Drum Festival, California and the First American Frame Drum Gathering.
She also created and maintains the online presence for “Women Frame Drumming,” dedicated to Layne Redmond.

She is dedicated in reclaiming the frame drum as a sacred tool of remembrance.