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 starting November 2018 at Montsalvat!

Ignite your rhythmical passions and hone your crafting skills at Matt Stonehouse's Montsalvat workshop with this brand new course beginning in November.
Places are limited to 4 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, steam timber to bend the frame, 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 4 students per course    Cost $650 (*includes materials)

Morning Saturday Nov 3rd-Dec 8th 10am-1pm  Bookings: Click here to book mornings

Afternoon Saturday Nov 3rd-Dec 8th 2pm-5pm  Bookings: Click here to book afternoons

Evening Wednesday Nov 7th-Dec 12th 6pm-9pm  Bookings: Click here to book evenings


Montsalvat: 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, Victoria.

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