In the South Indian music tradition, kanda nadai indicates a flow pattern with 5 sub-divisions per beat. This new improvised solo video for the month of May features one of my closest companions of many years, a Cooperman 20-inch frame drum. I’ve had the pleasure of playing and endorsing Cooperman Drums for a number of […]

I am very happy to be offering 3 group frame drum classes at Timpano-Percussion in Montreal!
Learn a selection of traditional and original rhythms and techniques on a variety of frame drums, such as the tar, riqq, bendir, tamburello, kanjira and lap-style drum. No experience required and drums will be provided for use during the workshops.
Sept. 23
Oct. 21
Nov.18
2pm to 4pm

$20 per workshop, special price of $50 for all three classes.
Reserve a spot: info@timpano-percussion.com
Info: (514) 528-9535

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Back to Montréal after a fabulous time in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, for the very first ‘Bodhran and Beyond’. Such a lovely time with event master-minds Ken Shorley and Heidi Kalyani– beautiful people, wonderful hosts. Sincere thanks to both of them. I also had a great time playing with Mark Currie, most excellent bodhran player from […]

Exciting, yes! I will be joining my good friend Ken Shorley for a very special gathering on November 10th. From traditional to contemporary, from the East Coast to the Middle East, ‘Bodhran and Beyond’ is a day of workshops as well as a special concert featuring three instructors/ performers: Celtic bodhran master Mark Currie; event master-mind, frame drummer & most excellent composer Ken Shorley; and myself. Ever wished you could have a 360-degree, hands-on panorama of what playing the bodhran is all about? November 10th is the date, Wolfville NS is the place!
Special thanks to Cooperman Drums and Timpano-Percussion for providing some excellent instruments for use and purchase during the event.

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I am very happy to be offering 3 group frame drum classes at Timpano-Percussion in Montreal!
Learn a selection of traditional and original rhythms and techniques on a variety of frame drums, such as the tar, riqq, bendir, tamburello, kanjira and lap-style drum. No experience required and drums will be provided for use during the workshops.
Sept. 23
Oct. 21
Nov.18
2pm to 4pm

$20 per workshop, special price of $50 for all three classes.
Reserve a spot: info@timpano-percussion.com
Info: (514) 528-9535

Comments Off on Frame Drum Workshops in Montreal

I am very happy to be offering 3 group frame drum classes at Timpano-Percussion in Montreal!
Learn a selection of traditional and original rhythms and techniques on a variety of frame drums, such as the tar, riqq, bendir, tamburello, kanjira and lap-style drum. No experience required and drums will be provided for use during the workshops.
Sept. 23
Oct. 21
Nov.18
2pm to 4pm

$20 per workshop, special price of $50 for all three classes.
Reserve a spot: info@timpano-percussion.com
Info: (514) 528-9535

Comments Off on Frame Drum Workshops in Montreal

wow. Too much fun in one weekend at this year’s NAFDA gathering in Grafton, Vermont. Beautiful village, wonderful people, great music-making… and the cheese, oh, the cheese. Heartfelt thanks to the Cooperman clan, for such warm hospitality and generous support. Looking forward to the next chance to do this again!