“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 Tar Drums by Cooperman
The Marla Leigh Tar drum is designed to offer both introductory and advanced players a drum that is easy to handle, and to provide effortless access to a variety of playing styles. The shallow depth (3.25”), mid-size (16”) diameter and Cherry wood frame is expressive while being light in weight. Having both a unique, M-profile grip and a traditional thumbhole, enables a facile method for adjusting a player’s grip to varied playing styles (upright tar, lap and free hand for example). The distinctive graphics and shell color reflects the spirit and energy of Marla’s approach to frame drumming. The henna-like graphic design incorporates ancient symbols for peace, reminding us about the powerful history of frame drums, and how they were used for wellness and healing in cultures all over the world.
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Online Lessons & Packages
SKYPE Lessons are a wonderful, and a proven effective way to learn how to play the frame drum.
Marla has a pool of frame students that she teaches all over the world.
Meet Marla’s Students…
Yogi + Student Kia Miller with her Marla Tar, Joshua Tree, CA