Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions – Great! We love questions!
I have included pretty much EVERY answer to our commonly received questions.
MAY I UPGRADE MY MEMBERSHIP LEVEL?
MAY I DOWNGRADE MY MEMBERSHIP LEVEL?
Yes, you can upgrade your membership level
(that is – if there still is space available in the VIP Program)
We do not allow for folks to downgrade their membership levels.
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 225+ 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 ended up having to move)
Our first video download is scheduled for July 1, 2018, therefore, our refund policy ends on July 15, 2018
HOW LONG CAN I KEEP THE VIDEOS?
YOU CAN WATCH VIDEOS ARE FOR LIFETIME!
Although the program is 5 Months-long (19 weeks), you can keep 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!
If you need further assistance in figuring out which level you belong in, please email me.
I DO NOT HAVE MUCH TIME TO PRACTICE,
SHOULD I TAKE THE PROGRAM?
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 three times a week!
Friends, that is just 45 min..now, everyone has 45 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.
REMEMBER: 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.
Its designed to be a “go at your own pace” Program.
WHAT IS THE BEST SIZE DRUM TO USE FOR THIS PROGRAM?
CAN I USE A NATIVE AMERICAN DRUM?
CAN I USE A 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, 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!
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 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 (24 hours before the scheduled Live Q&A Calls)- and I will answer them during the call!
- All LIVE Q&A Calls will be recorded, and playbacks posted in our Academy website for you to enjoy for a lifetime.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: 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!
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.
- Since there are so many videos in each program – AND each video builds upon the next, 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 one time a year.
WHEN IS THIS PROGRAM BEING OFFERED AGAIN?
Currently, the program is only open for registration ONE time a year!
For 2018 – THIS IS THE TIME!
Our 2018 session begins on June 30
If you hear the call to drum (which if you have read this far, I think you have), then I suggest joining us now, as I will not be offering the program again until winter 2019.
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!