Frame Drum Links

Players 

 

David Kuckhermann - amazing world percussionist and frame drummer from Germany who studied with Glen Velez. Produced a series of great instructional videos for all styles of frame drumming from beginning to advanced techniques. His website is also a great resource for frame drumming in general.   

 

N Scott Robinson - another very talented world percussionist and frame drummer from the USA. His website has an amazingly extensive links page listing numerous frame drummers from around the world.

 

Glen Velez - The Father of modern frame drumming, he is the creator of the "lap style" of frame drum/bodhran playing.

 

Marla Leigh - Frame drummer and flute player from Los Angeles.

 

Layne Redmond - One of the first of Glen Velezs' students, Layne spread her love of frame drumming through videos and workshops. Her legacy lives on.

 

Rowan Storm - well traveled and well studied frame drummer, has both Cooperman and Remo signature drum lines.

 

Pete Lockett - I doubt there is a drum in existence this man cannot play. World percussionist which includes frame drums as well of course.

 

Azam Ali - Vocalist for one of my favorite bands, Niyaz. Does play some frame drum.

 

 

Makers 

 

Cooperman Drums - Professional wood frame drums, hand made in Connecticut. Tars, Bendirs, Bodhrans, Dafs, Artist Signature Drums and more!

 

Remo - Mass produces several lines of Frame Drums from beginners to artist signature series and pro models. Also makes different types of synthetic heads/skins that other Drum makers use on their drums. Based in USA.

 

Meinl - another large manufacturer that mass produces all types of drums including frame drums. Based in Germany.

 

David Roman Drums - wood frame hand made frame drums featuring unique Pneumatic tuning system. Based in Germany. 

 

Schlagwerk - yet another German Drum manufacturer with a line of frame drums.  

 

 

 Misc.


NAFDA - North American Frame Drum Association.


Twisted Gypsy - Belly Dance troupe out of L.A. featuring a drumming ensemble with frame drums. They also produce custom modifications of Remo drums, adding zills, padded modified grips and bendir snares.


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