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.

"Practice plus patience equals power"

Layne Redmond

The inspiration for the series

is with this quote in mind.


~*~

Repetition is key

Repetition brings progress

Repetition is sacred

Progress over perfection

~*~





Spring Back to the Basics "PRACTICE TIME" 4 week live recorded Class series SESSION #1.



This is a course recorded in the Spring of 2021 with 4 separate classes about

1 hour and ten minutes each.

Normally $105, reduced to $98

It will come with notes that you can refer to after each

video to have time to practice and integrate.

Please Note : The course will be accessible for 5 months

from the time of purchase.

This is a basic level class with pre-requisite

Perfect follow up after a Introduction or refresher tune up.

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Pre-requisite - Introductory Recordings or know how to hold the drum, know the names of the strokes, how to play the strokes, how to play simple patterns, how to read simple drum notation.

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Layne Redmond always talked about the importance of going back to the basics

This will be a class to purely practice.
Layne inspired Weavings in each class.
Keeping our skills tuned up.


Course includes

*Lap position

*Warm up

*Drum Exercises

*Stroke combinations for fluidity

*Stroke variations

*Rolls

*Counting Practices

*Class notes

*Homework

*Bring pen and paper



Example Curriculum

4 Week Frame Drum Class Series - Spring Back to the Basics

PRACTICE TIME

Live Recorded classes from May 2021

with Miranda Rondeau

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Pre-requisite - Introductory Recordings or know how to hold the drum, know the names of the strokes, how to play the strokes, how to play simple patterns, how to read simple drum notation.

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Layne Redmond always talked about the importance of going back to the basics and practicing

This will be a class to purely practice.

Layne inspired Weavings in each class.

We keep our skills tuned up.

This will be in the lap style position.

Each recorded class includes

*Opening Drum invocation

*Warm up

*Drum Exercises

*Stroke combinations for fluidity

*Stroke variations

*Counting practices

*Notes & Homework

*Bring pen and paper


Frequently Asked Questions


When will the course begin and end?
It begins upon registration.
It is self paced.
You will have unlimited access for 4 months from date of purchase.
Please make room in your schedule to complete the course within 4 months.


Do I need experience?

Yes, there is a pre-requisite.

Is there a pre-requisite?

Heart of Frame Drumming Live Recorded Workshops
or equivalent.
( Know how to hold the drum, names of strokes, how to play each stroke, how to play patterns, how to read simple drum notation)

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

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

Take the 2nd class
Practice for a week

Take the 3rd and 4th also a week apart with practice in between.
Practice soon after to seal in all that you learned and fortify your body memory of what you learned.

B You can set your own pace and being consistent will bring best progress.