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Summer Medicine Drum Making in a Sacred Way

  • 2424 Wallingwood Drive Austin, TX, 78746 United States (map)

The making of drums for the purpose of Shamanic work has been done for centuries. Making the drum with proper intent and integrity is necessary when bringing such a wonderful ally and tool into this world. With this in mind, the drum-making workshops offered are held only after creating a sacred space and with proper integrity. When the drums are complete, we will bring these new young drums into this world with sacred ceremony.

Drum Making workshops are held two to three times per year in Austin, Texas.  The next class will be held on July 28th of 2018.  Please CONTACT if you wish to receive updates.

RSVP via Facebook or Meetup

A highly recommended (and included with class) Drum Blessing Ceremony will be held with the support of the Shamanic Community of Austin on Monday, July 30th at 8pm at Clear Springs Studio.

These classes are co-hosted by Jason Traweek with Spirit Lab and are offered in conjunctions with the Shamanic Community of Austin.

Please RSVP from one of the following two online event invitations (only one):

*Meetup Event                   *Facebook Event

A $75 class fee is being asked in addition to the cost of the drum kits. To secure your spot, please contact Nate Long via email at or Jason Traweek at to make payment (cash, check, card or paypal)

There will be a limit of 20 attendees for this class— so register soon… (a waitlist will be started if needed)

A full refund will be made only before July 18th .  50% refund after.

Please note that you will be responsible for ordering your own drum kit online and having it delivered to you to bring to the class. Each attendee will need to order their drum kit online before July 18th.

You can order your kits online at: , , or from other online suppliers (we recommend these sites because they seem to treat their products with respect).

Please make sure you order well in advance so they arrive a couple days before class (you will need to soak the hide at least 4 hours, no more than 12, just before coming to class (length of time to soak is dependent on type of skin you choose to work with).

Drum kits will range in cost between $60 and $150 depending on size and type of raw-hide. You can contact either Nate or Jason directly if you have questions about what to order.

A highly recommended Blessing and Awakening Ceremony will be held on (date). Additional information will be provided to those who attend the Drum Making class.

Once again… a $75 payment is needed to secure your spot (only 15 spots total). This invite is available from several sites, so the number shown on meetup or Facebook of those who have RSVP’d will not reflect the true number of the spots available. You do not need to RSVP in multiple places.

Earlier Event: July 16
July Medicine Dance
Later Event: August 14
Drumming Meditation at Meditation Bar