About Miranda


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, as well as hosts “The Frame Drum and Beeloved Portal,” an online collaboration that highlights drumming and bees. She also created and maintains the online presence for “Women Frame Drumming,” dedicated to Layne Redmond. 

Heart of Frame Drumming Introductory Two Live Recorded Workshops.

This signature course emphasizes vocal weavings

Part 1 Mini Introduction Workshop

Part 2 Honoring the Elements Through Rhythm & Chant

Bonus Video

Affirmation chant video with notation

About the drum

You will want to acquire a hand played frame drum that has a thumb notch or thumb whole.

I recommend 16" remo fiberskyn for a starter drum. Here is a video that makes some different distinctions about the drum.

https://youtu.be/ONoeADTujgg

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Duration

Videos are accessible 24/7 for 3 months from the date of registration.

There is no extensions accept by registering for the class again


It fulfills the pre-requisite for other classes

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Drumming and singing is an empowering skill to cultivate.

Miranda has the ability to teach in a easy and layered way.

She's refined her skills for the last 2 decades.

WORKSHOPS INCLUDES :

* OPENING INVOCATION

*HOW TO HOLD THE DRUM

* BASIC MUSIC CONCEPTS

* LEARN BASIC DRUM STROKES

* RECITE DRUM STROKES

* WARM UP PATTERNS

* SIMPLE RHYTHM PATTERNS

* CALL AND RESPONSE VOCALS

* SYMBOLIC MEANING OF THE DRUM

* CONNECTION OF DRUM STROKES TO THE ELEMENTS

* SING ELEMENT SONG Part 1

* SIMPLE DRUM NOTATION

*INTEGRATING DRUMMING AND SINGING OF ELEMENT SONG IN PART 2

*CREATING VARIATIONS FOR OPENING AND CLOSING OF ELEMENT SONG

*PROGRESSIVE LAYERED EXERCISE TO WEAVE THE VOICE WITH THE DRUMMING

* PDF HANDOUTS

Bonus video of a chant " I AM LOVE "

It is a fusion of Layne Redmond's teachings, her teaching style along with Miranda Rondeau’s teaching style, her material and the weaving of voice and song.

At the center is Devotion.

It is a reclaiming of this ancient instrument as a sacred

Tool of remembrance.

We not only hold a drum, we hold all that it represents.

It is the echo of the first sound we ever heard, which is

the sound of our mother’s blood pulsing through her arteries while we were fetuses in the womb, our first home, our time of ONENESS


In dedication to Layne Redmond, mother of the modern frame drum movement and the ancient women frame drummers


Heart of Frame Drumming Introductory Live Recorded Workshops.

Includes 2 Recorded online workshops

Bonus Affirmation video chant

6 downloadable PDF's


Frequently Asked Questions


When will the course begin and end?
It begins upon registration.
It is self paced.
You will have unlimited access for 3 months from date of purchase.
Please make room in your schedule to complete the course within 3 months.

There is no extensions accept by registering for the class again.

This will fulfill the Pre-requisite for all other classes

What is the best way to take the course?
I suggest taking the full first workshop in one sitting as if you are attending the class.
Practice the material for a week which will prepare you for the 2nd workshop.

Take the 2nd workshop in about a week.
Practice soon after to seal in all that you learned and fortify your body memory of what you learned.

What kind of drum do I need?
You will want a frame drum that has a thumb notch or thumb hole. This will help you to be able to reach the drum head with your holding hand to play.

I recommend 16" remo fiberskyn frame drums to start off.
You can learn more about the differences in frame drums here.
https://youtu.be/ONoeADTujgg


Do I need any music experience ?

No musical experience needed.


Can I use this material to teach?

This material is just for personal use to learn how to drum and sing.

Those who went through teacher training or coaching have permission to officially teach the material.