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Frame Drum Making and Therapeutic Rhythms

Get out of your head and into your heart with this 2 DAY drum making and therapeutic rhythms workshop.


Learn how to make your own frame drum, Shamanic drum or Bodhrán from start to finish.

  • How to make a strong laminated frame
  • Applying the goatskin
  • Making shamanic beater or tipper 


  • Decorating & finishing your drum
  •  Therapeutic Rhythms & Meditation Workshop

Drumming in a wonderful form of active meditation that is accessible to everyone. Allow the rhythm to be the mantra that captures your attention, alleviating anxiety and negative thought patterns while enhancing mood. 

On day two we will learn some techniques for using our drums as an instrument for healing: rhythmic meditation, chakra balancing, shamanic journeying as well as how to connect and balance the four elements Fire, Water, Earth & Air for harmony and wellness.

This course is run by Ariane Factor who makes handcrafted musical instruments for healing including shamanic drums, didgeridoos, therapy harps, monochords and shakers. Ariane is currently training as a Sound Healer and has a keen interest in the healing drum and its use as a therapeutic tool. She is most recently embarking on studies in Andean Shamanism. See for further details.

Email: arianefactor (at)

Participants are invited to bring any other drums they may have and like to share with the group.

Course Fee:  €250 for two days with complementary lunch provided.

Hill Picket Studio, Avoca, Co. Wicklow

+353 (0)402 30581


Earlier Event: May 5
Guitar / Mandolin / Ukulele Making
Later Event: May 19
Furniture Making