Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions – Great! We ❤️ love questions!
I have included pretty much EVERY answer to our commonly received questions.
MAY I CHANGE PROGRAM LEVELS?
If you find yourself in a program that is either too easy for you, or too hard, it is possible to switch.
For example, if you are in Frame Drum 202, and realized that it’s too advanced for you, it is okay to switch to the Frame Drum 101 Program.
BUT the switch must be done within the first module!!
MAY I PURCHASE JUST ONE MODULE?
To get the BEST RESULTS, this comprehensive training program is designed as a
4 Month Comprehensive Training Program and
Therefore, this program is only sold as this package!
But remember, you get to KEEP ALL VIDEOS FOR A LIFETIME!
So, if you do not have time to watch ALL 300 + videos now,
you can go back and watch at your own leisure, anytime, for a lifetime.
IS THERE A REFUND POLICY?
I’m confident this program will help you gain the confidence and the skills you need to drum like a (spirited) pro, which is why I’m offering a 100% risk-free money back guarantee.
There is a 14-day refund policy that begins on the first video download.
Here is how it works:
Try the program for 14 days and if you do not like it I will give you your money back.
Simply schedule a call with me to discuss the reasons you would like a refund.
(FYI: We have had only one refund requested in our three years of service thus far and that was because she had to move!)
Our first video download is scheduled for June 23, 2019, therefore, our refund policy ends on July 7, 2019
HOW LONG CAN I KEEP THE VIDEOS?
YOU CAN WATCH VIDEOS ARE FOR LIFETIME!
The program is designed as a 4- month program, YET… you have access to the videos for LIFETIME.
They will be available on our Frame Drum Academy Website(or you can download them to your computer.)
If I decide to close the Academy, (which may be in another 50 years or so),|
I will email all students ZIP file of all the videos, the email that is associated with their registration account.
I’M NOT SURE WHAT LEVEL I AM
Please review the program course pages!!!
I have explained in detail, very clearly, how to best decide what level to join!
( I go into this topic pretty in depth on the course pages)
If after reading the course website, and you still need further assistance, please email me.
I AM BUSY!
WHAT IS THE SUGGESTED TIME COMMITMENT FOR BEST LEARNING?
Remember that DRUMMING is a HEALING THERAPY.
When you drum, you almost IMMEDIATELY feel GOOD!
It is suggested that you commit to a practice routine of 15 min, at least twice a week!
Friends, that is just 30 min..now, everyone has 30 min a week – come on, I know YOU do!
BUT IF YOU ARE BUSY – PLEASE REMEMBER THIS:
ALL the videos will be available for a lifetime.
*THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED AS A “GO AT YOUR OWN PACE” PROGRAM!
If you do not have alot of time to watch the videos now, you can always go back and view them at a later date.
Our 2016 students are STILL reviewing the videos!!!
A lifetime of learning awaits you…
WHAT IS THE BEST SIZE DRUM TO USE FOR THIS PROGRAM?
CAN I USE A NATIVE AMERICAN DRUM? DGEMBE OR OTHER TYPES OF DRUMS?
It is ESSENTIAL you play a Frame Drum for this program.
If you were to just have ONE drum for this program, it would be best if it was a 16″ Frame Drum.
The 16″ is a great size that you can play in ALL styles with – it’s a great “first” drum.
Of course, in a perfect world, it would be great to have two size frame drums, one smaller size (ie 16″) for all three styles, and then one bigger size (ie 20″ and 22″) that is great for both the lap and freehand styles, but way too heavy for the upright style.
SPECIAL TREAT: All students receive a 10% discount on any Cooperman drum (discount code is given when you sign up.) If you can not afford a Cooperman Frame Drum (yet), you can always get a REMO (which are great starter drums that you can buy on Amazon.)
Native American drums are gorgeous, but they do not work well for the techniques we are learning in these programs. Native American style drumming is based around using a beater, and we use our hands!
WARNING: Once you get one drum, your drums will start to have children.. that’s what happened to me.. and now I have over 100 frame drums!
I HAVE NO COMPUTER SKILLS,
CAN I DO THIS PROGRAM? WILL I BE LOST?
Thanks to the amazing technology in the 21 century, this program is very easy to use!
Trust me, I would not have NEVER dedicated the past three years to create this, without the online learning platform being rock solid.| Even your grandmother could figure it out!!!
There is also a video I created, “HOW TO WATCH VIDEOS IN THE PROGRAM” – that I send in our welcome email!
I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE this program is easy to use, even for those who do not like (or get confused with) technology!
I CAN NOT ATTEND SOME OF THE LIVE Q&A CALL DATES, WILL I MISS OUT ON THE PROGRAM?
If you have to miss a LIVE Q&A Call, no problem!
The CORE of the program is the Instructional Video Downloads.
The Live Q&A Calls are a special added feature.
- The Live Q&A Calls are opportunities for you to ask questions about the material in the program or drumming in general.
- If you cannot join but have a question, simply email me your questions and I will answer them during the call!
- All LIVE Q&A Calls will be recorded, and playbacks posted in our Academy website.
PLEASE NOTE: It is not essential you attend these calls, they are there for you only if you would like to join.
MORE INFO ABOUT OUR VIDEO DOWNLOADS:
Our Mantra: “This program is easy to use, even if you have limited internet experience”
- The FIRST video you receive (in our welcome email)- walks you through how to use the course website. It is easy to use! I PROMISE
- You will receive a Video Download every week – for 16 Weeks!
- All videos will be available on our EASY TO USE Course Website!
- Each video download contains b/w 1-18 videos. (adv video download size is 10)
- You can watch the videos on our website – OR you can download them to your computer.
The main part of the program is the Video Downloads! All you need is a computer & Internet.
The program is designed to be a “learn at your own pace” program.
Therefore, if you are traveling or busy, you can enjoy the videos on our website, or download to your computer/pad/phone and enjoy ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY GROUP?
We have a supportive, online private community Facebook group for all participants of the Academy. Our students are sharing rhythms, insights, meeting new friends to play with and feeling inspired 24/7 by the community support that is felt in this group.
You will have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the course, and then through the remainder of your time on Facebook.
This is an on going group, that features students from our previous year’s programs.
I AM NOT ON FACEBOOK,
WILL I MISS ANYTHING IN THE PROGRAM?
- Our Private FBK Group is a great place to meet like-minded Drum Seekers from around the world and get inspired 24/7.
- Students post questions, grooves and drum inspiration on this page.
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a FACEBOOK ACCOUNT – you will NOT miss any of the program training.
I WAS TOLD I HAD NO RHYTHM, NO MUSICAL SKILLS,
WILL I EVER LEARN?
YES! YES! YES! YOU WILL LEARN!
This is just a belief you picked up from someone else in your life, and it’s not yours.
Listen, I went to school thinking I was going to be a Jazz Flautist and ended up a World Percussionist, many told me, “you can’t change your instrument this late in your life”
Did I believe them, HECK NO, I followed my PASSION.
Please, follow your passions.
Life is short!
IF I BUY THE BUNDLE PACKAGE,
CAN I TAKE ONE PROGRAM THIS YEAR ? AND THE NEXT PROGRAM, THE FOLLOWING YEAR?
If you hear the call to really learn to play the frame drum and deepen your musicianship skills,
I HIGHLY recommend our
Here is how to best use our Bundle Package:
- Take Frame Drum 101 this year.
- Take Frame Drum 202 the following year.
- It is highly encouraged to NOT do both programs at the same time, or you can easily get overwhelmed!
- I will be offering Frame Drum Academy 101 /202 Programs ONLY one time a year.
WHEN IS THIS PROGRAM BEING OFFERED AGAIN?
Currently, the program is only open for registration ONE time a year!
For 2019 – Doors open for Registration on May 28, 2019
2019 Session Dates:
May 28 – June 6, 2019
June 23, 2019
CAN I INVITE OTHERS TO PARTICIPATE WITH ME?
CAN I SHARE THE VIDEOS WITH FREINDS
Each registration is for one person to be part of the course. If your friends would like to participate, please encourage them to sign up separately.
We ask that you respect that everyone is paying for this valuable course and not to share the information with other people. Thank you for your understanding.
I HOPE TO DRUM WITH YOU IN OUR ACADEMY!!!
After reading this, if you STILL have not found an answer to your question,
please contact me!