In the Media
Cover shot for European Percussion Magazine, “Off Beat”.
Read article, “The Rhythm of Health” for LA Yoga Magazine, 2009
Cover and Article for “World Rhythm” Magazine
“I consider Marla o be the one of the very top percussion performers in the US of today. She is well known in the percussion community for her performance virtuosity and artful skill with hand drums” “
-Glen Velez, 4 Time Grammy Winning Percussionist, Marla’s teacher.
“With her background and dedication, Marla is well positioned to make a significant contribution to world music in general and hand drumming in particular.”
-John Bergamo, Past Director of Percussion at CalArts, Marla’s Teacher.
” Marla is hard working and diligent in her drumming pursuits, it is truly radiant and contagious to those around her. It is with great pride that I call her my peer in the percussion world.”
- Randy Gloss, Current Director of Percussion at Calarts
The development of the Cooperman Marla Leigh drum exemplifies the finest aspects of our Artist Innovation Program. Marla has proved herself on the international stage as true innovator. Cooperman is enhanced by her example of high standards of musical talent and accomplishment combined with a commitment to educational outreach and life-long learning. “
- Patrick Cooperman, President of Cooperman Frame Drums
“Marla is world -renowned and has taught students worldwide through workshops, retreats and also through SKYPE. A talented artist, she is anchored in beauty, love, and devotion! I highly recommend her.”
Christine Stevens, author, Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit
“Marla is an attentive teacher – I have learned so much from her and after a few lessons can really hear a difference in my playing”.
- Judy, Legal Assistant, Toronto
” Lessons with Marla was more than learning frame drum. Also something more than managing to play it. Yes, something more…Thanks Marla for the great experience…”
- Abdullah, Istanbul, Turkey