Steam and Lumber- Handcrafted frame drums and drum making courses

Learn to craft your own frame drum on the beautiful grounds of Montsalvat

Learn to craft your own frame drum on the beautiful grounds of Montsalvat

Frame drum making courses for January 2019- Enrolments Now Open!

Ignite your rhythmical passions and hone your crafting skills at Matt Stonehouse's Montsalvat workshop, Steam and Lumber.
Places are limited to 3 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- limited to 3 students per course    Cost $650 (*includes materials)

Morning Saturday Jan 26th-March 2nd 10am-1pm  Bookings: Click here to book mornings

Afternoon Saturday Jan 26th- March 2nd 2pm-5pm  Bookings: Click here to book afternoons

Evening Wednesday Jan 30th- March 6th 6pm-9pm  Bookings: Click here to book evenings


Montsalvat: 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, Victoria.

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