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Sat, Feb 18


Saint Johnsbury

Drum Making Workshop - with Turtle Drums

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Drum Making Workshop - with Turtle Drums
Drum Making Workshop - with Turtle Drums

Time & Location

Feb 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saint Johnsbury, 301 Pearl St, St Johnsbury, VT 05819, USA


About the Event

Birth your own  Frame Drum with Turtle Drums. Dan Maxon will guide you through making 16" frame drums with maple frame and Elk skin. This all-day workshop incorporates ceremony, journey work, and healing with drum making.

The cost for this all-day workshop is $305, with a $125 deposit required by February 3rd. The deposit is refundable only if the workshop does not meet the minimum number of registrants, with balance is due at the workshop. The deposit secures your spot (we are limited to 8 participants) and ensures timely delivery and preparation of materials.

FRAME DRUMS have a rich history, providing the heartbeat of ceremonies around the world for tens of thousands of years. They are generally considered the first type of drum made, and there are many styles of drums and methods of playing in pre-historical, historical, and contemporary cultures. Our workshop will use a construction technique adapted from the Salish tribe of the Pacific Northwest. Drums are best birthed when the maker has clear intentions and holds her prayer well. With this in mind, our preparatory ceremony work will draw on a variety of traditions. You will be asked to sit with the idea of birthing your own drum ahead of time, and then during the workshop, state your intentions for making and using the drum. You will be encouraged to call in any particular spirits or energies to empower your drum. The cutting, layout, and lacing of the drum is a very rewarding journey in its own right. Add your intention and prayer, and you will most definitely birth a sacred drum.

A little about Dan:  I have studied clairvoyance, spirit communication, and the healing powers of crystals. The ceremonies used in these workshops are influenced by these studies, as well as my work with Vermont Druids, Ecuadorian Shamans and lessons drawn from numerous workshops and readings over the years. My call to drumming reaches back to my earliest childhood memories, and continues to renew itself.  I've found that I have a gift in birthing drums, and I've been called to make these spiritual tools available to others. I use prayer, intention, and the power of various crystals to empower my drums to bring a needed voice to the world. Each one is unique in its song and energy. By creating a sacred space in which to do this work, I find peace in the process and great joy in the completion. I’m sure you will, too.


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