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Drum Making with Leah Boyd

8/28/21

In this full-day workshop you will make your own 14”-15” hoop drum & drumstick from natural materials including wood, cotton & deer hide. This day provides the opportunity to birth your own unique drum in the company of others w/ the same intention.

In this full-day workshop you will make your own 14”-15” hoop drum and drum stick from natural materials including wood, cotton and deer hide. Circular drums of hide and wood have been used by most cultures around the world. There is something powerful about aligning with the heartbeat using a drum you have created with care and respect. This workshop will provide the opportunity to birth your own unique drum in the company of others with the same intention. Cost: self-assessed sliding scale: $130-$195. Payment due by Aug 1 in order to get materials in time. Space is limited to 10 participants and all current state and federal Covid-19 protocol will be followed. Please hold your spot with your $100 non-refundable deposit.

Materials: $80 of the total fee pays for the materials for your drum and stick. While Leah will provide a collection of sticks gathered on her land, you might enjoy finding your own. If you do, plan on bringing a stick roughly the length from your elbow to your fingertips and roughly the diameter of your thumb (wider is fine as well).

We hope you will stay for a pot luck supper to follow, between 4 and 5pm and gather for a drumming circle which will be open to the public.

Please bring the following: Sturdy scissors and a small sharp knife (exacto knives work well). Also, please bring your own lunch. Dress for a mess!

About your facilitator: Leah Boyd has been making drums since she 1994 and loves to teach the skill. She is a musician, certified trainer of Nonviolent Communication and co-founder of Clarity Services, LLC. She specializes in helping people talk about what matters most in ways that allow everyone to hear and be heard. Check out her work at www.clarityservices.us.

Leah’s portion of proceeds will benefit Nibezun, a non-profit organization in support of Maine Indigenous culture, traditions and peoples: www.nibezun.org

Previously Leah went by the stage name Leah Wolfsong, however she became concerned that the name might be creating a misperception that she is Native American and that she might be unwittingly contributing to cultural appropriation. Therefore she has returned to her original name. She still has 4 music CD’s in circulation under the Wolfsong name and donates all proceeds from their sale to Nibezun.

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