Steam and Lumber- Handcrafted frame drums and drum making courses

Learn to craft your own frame drum with musician and instrument maker, Matt Stonehouse.

Frame drum making courses for January 2020- Enrolments Now Open!

Ignite your rhythmical passions and hone your crafting skills at Matt Stonehouse's new St Andrews workshop, Steam and Lumber.
Places are limited to 2 participants per class so each student is given the tuition and attention required to handcraft their own beautiful frame drum. During these inspirational six week courses you will learn about timbers used for instrument making, steaming timber to bend the frame, woodworking techniques, use hand-tools to craft the shell, learn the various frame drums found throughout the world, apply natural goat skin to the shell and even a few handy hints on playing them by Australia's foremost Middle Eastern style percussionist.

Course details: 6 week courses- (Both private and small groups) by Matt Stonehouse:  6 x three hour sessions (These times are flexible for private student)

Cost: $795 (includes materials)

New Workshop location!
1565 Heidelberg Kinglake Rd, St Andrews

*Mother of pearl inlays, zills/cymbals etc can become available at an extra cost- please discuss your project prior to commencing course)