Create an Instrument Ally with Your Own Hands & Heart

Join us for a day of drum making, communityDrum Making and stories of the buffalo teachings!

Guided by master drum-maker Miguel Medina, students will be led through the process of creating their own frame drum from scratch, provided with all the facilitation and material needed to walk away with a finished handcrafted drum. Working in sacred space, participants will journey for their drum spirit ally, then design and create their finished tool all in one day!


Craft your own beautiful and unique ceremonial frame drum, and have fun in sacred community!

$250.00 (materials included)


Materials Provided:
15″ hoop, buffalo raw hide, materials for beater, hammers, hole punch, scissors, etc.

What to Bring:

• Sack Lunch & Snacks to share

• Box of thumb tacks

• If you have sharp scissors (leather or culinary) please bring those- there are a limited amount provided to be shared.


Master Teacher Miguel Medina
Teacher Miguel Medina has been an artist, craftsman and musician since childhood. Miguel’s life is strongly guided by his Universal spiritual beliefs. His path has led him to become involved in Native American ceremonies, including Anishinabe sweat lodges and Sundances. Miguel is on the Elders’ Council for the Turtle Mountain Thunder Bird Lodge community. He carries, leads and sings on the “big drum” as well as helping to lead and facilitate events and ceremonies within that community.

Medina’s passion for art, music and spirituality intersect in his business, Singingtree Flutes. For 17 years he has been crafting Native American style flutes, which have earned him international recognition and acclaim. Miguel has also been making ceremonial drums for twelve years, as well as crafting other tools used in Native American ceremonies such as pipes and eagle bone whistles.

Check out some of Miguel’s amazing work!

Drum Making: A Special Opportunity
This is a special opportunity to work in ceremony in a small group with Miguel.  Drum awakening sweat lodge ceremony will be held after drums have cured – also included in tuition. Directions will be sent in advance to all registrants.

Join our ceremonial drum making and create a dynamic path to wholeness, supported by community!

Rising Fire hosts rattle and drum making workshops every year. Please check our Calendar for the next opportunity to join in.