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.
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
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.
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
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 Introduction
Devotional Weavings of Rhythm and Voice
Live recorded workshops
- Elemental Connection to the drum - Short Video (4:34)
- *Heart of Frame Drum Introductory Live Workshop (Recording) (86:48)
- PDF #1 - Mini Heart of Frame Drumming
- PDF #2- Practcie sheet :: Heart of Frame Drumming
- PDF #3- Practice Sheet :: Heart of Frame Drumming
- PDF - Homework
- Short supplemental Video review How to hold the drum (5:14)