Finished a day of teacher training to my 2nd group of students.
This is to teach "The Heart of Frame Drumming Introduction" which I have been teaching for 20 years.
A weaving of Layne's teachings, her style of teaching along with my style with added singing.
At the heart of it is embracing the ancient instrument as a tool of sacred remembrance. .
I feel so aligned under the energy of the full moon to be gifted the opportunity to pass on what I've learned in this way. 🌚
Moments to honor and give thanks to Layne for all she taught, for bridging and bringing awareness of the ancient history of women frame drummers, the priestesses. .
Giving thanks to her teacher Glen Velez
, known as the father of modern frame drumming, the teacher of teachers, who collected the first images of ancient women frame drummers that inspired her book "When the Drummers Were Women "
and giving thanks to
Hamza El Din, a Nubian Master oud player, singer and frame drummer who gave
Layne the connection of these drum strokes to the elements. 🌍 💧 🔥 air💨 .
Giving thanks for this rhythmic path and all
The beauty and healing it has brought. .