Anns Drums

Mt Shasta, California

"Drumming follows the heartbeat and echoes the pulse of Mother Earth. From drums we learn about deep movement and connection. Listen to rhythms inside and out. May you always know what moves you." Anonymous

 

 

   


Anns Drums

Anns Drums are beautiful and have an incredible resonance that sends vibrations through one's most inner self when they are played. Thus, playing Ann's drums can be a very relaxing, centering and healing experience.
   
Anns Drums are made with elk hide strung onto a round wooden frame in the Native American style hoop frame drum. Anns Drums are light to hold and easy to play. Each hide has it's own unique coloration and markings and therefore no two drums are the same. A custom drum can be made by Anns Drums just for you!

Ann has tie-dyed hides for her drums with walnut dye and other dyes. These hides have many interesting designs in them. Shapes that resemble birds, butterflies and animals often show up. Each drum hide is very unique.

Drumming together in a group is very powerful. Through drumming, we can attune ourselves to the heartbeat of Mother Earth.

Anns Drums will sing to you and you can find your voice with them.

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Ann Keller

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Ann Keller... Master Drummaker

Ann Keller grew up on a farm and had a close relationship with the natural world.  She then brought her gifts and talents to inner city children where she taught elementary school for 38 years.  Now she uses her teaching skills and connections with nature in her drum and rattle making workshops.  She made her first drum in 1990.

" I was a co-leader in a women's ritual group and met a drummaker who led each of us in making our own Native American style hoop frame drum. I knew I would teach others how to do this and began giving drum making workshops in 1998."

To date, Ann has given more than 100 workshops and has made and/or assisted in the making of over 800 drums. For over 14 years Ann has been bringing people together to create their voice in their drums and rattles.
 
"Over the past 20 years, I've learned about and participated in many Native American and indigenous spiritual ceremonies, such as ;sweat lodges, prayer ties, and other rituals.  I did these with a  Lakota man and his wife, David Kukkola from the Saami tribe, and Bruce Elijah from the Oneida  tribe. I did intensive body spirit work with these medicine men focusing on inner spirit consciousness.Through my work with them, I found my medicine path."

"I took the basic Journey Workshop with Michael Harner who is the Director of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies in Mill Valley, California.
I learned how to journey with the heartbeat of the drum to get healing advice from my spirit allies. Then I formed a women's group in which we drummed to journey."


" Each drum, rattle and drum bag I craft, is done in ceremony honoring the spirits of the animals, plants, and minerals who give themselves as healing tools for us."

 
"Drumming leads me into a deeper spiritual connection with myself and all the spirits around me."

Anns Drums are currently in the hands of people in Canada, Europe, Japan and here in the U.S.

Drum Circles....
                   
Ann will host a drum circle at her home for groups from 4 to 15 people. Ann will provide the drums for this activity. The cost is $20.00 per person

Call Ann at 530.926.3416 for information and to schedule your group drumcircle

 

 


 

 
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Drum Making & Rattle Making Workshops

Ann Keller gives drum and rattle making workshops in Mt Shasta, California. Come to Mt Shasta and enjoy the process of creating your drum with your own hands. Ann's workshop begins with a ceremony which includes journeying to the heartbeat of the drum and honoring the spirits of the animals, plants, and minerals who are a part of the drums and the drum beaters. You will start with your wooden drum frame, layout your drum hide over your frame and go through the methodical process of stringing and tightening your drum hide around the frame. The drum process continues as you weave and tie the hand hold for your drum. The back of the drum is laced in a traditional way to honor the four directions. On completion of your drum we will honor the spirits who helped us through this process.

One can set up their own drum making group and set up their own time and date.

"The sacredness of the space that was created by Ann in which to make a drum was instrumental in creating a drum that is very powerful and sings with energy. I use my drums and rattles everyday to say prayers for healing and to call in the Spirits of the land and my own helping spirits. I love the sound the drum makes when elk, willow oak and I play together...what sweet sounds ~ Susan Brennan ~ Weed, CA

Please call Ann to further discuss Anns drums workshop arrangements.


 
                   

Drum Workshop details....

Drum workshops are about 6 hours long

13" drum ~ $125.00
15" drum ~ $135.00
18"
drum ~ $145.00

Your drum will include a beater made from sheep skin or leather at no additional charge

Custom Tie-dyed Elk hide drums are available in
~ walnut brown
~ red
~ purple
~ blue
~ forest green
There is an additional charge of $10.00 for custom tie-dyed hides for your drum


Rattle Workshop details....

You can make a rattle with Ann as follows:

$45.00 for a 4 to 5 hour workshop

Gift Certificates Available ~ Please contact Ann Keller for details

Note: prices and services are subject to change

 

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"Ann's drums sing to you. They resonate and allow you to wander into the depth of sounds and where it can take you as a being."
Marcia Rey~ Graphic Designer ~ Weed, CA

 
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Contact Ann...

Ann Keller ~ Master Drummaker ~ Anns Drums
614 Cedar St
Mt Shasta, CA 96067
Phone: 530.926.3416

To see Ann's business card click on card

"It seemed like a fun thing to do with friends - make a drum and maybe do a little drumming. First came the laughter and delight in our cozy workshop setting. Ann lead us and taught us the exquisite importance of Ceremony and reverence for all of the elements and spirits that would serve us in the making of our drums. That time of being together lingers in my heart as a great teaching gift.
At the close of the day my new drum and I went home. With the first tap of the beater I felt in my core the birth of our journey together. This new companion, brought to me by Ann, transports my soul to beautiful places, connects me with the Earth and joins me with all who play and hear the beat.
" ~ Sharon Wendt ~ Ashland, OR


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You can purchase a drum directly from Ann or you can visit these Shops where you can purchase one of Anns drums...

Soul Connections ~ Your On-line Source for Metaphysical, New Age, and Sound Healing Tools ~ 329 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta, CA 96067 www.soulconnectionstore.com/


Treasure Chest Trading Post ~ Handmade and custom heirloom pieces, wearable art, Native American jewelry, Ann's Drums, rattles and feather fans. 77N. Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 95520.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Links...
that you might like to explore

Marcia Rey Graphx
Graphic design, websites and more

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies ~ your source for information and products relating to the study of shamanism and shamanic healing ~ www.shamanicstudies.com

Rich Gady
Fine Marquetry woodworking produced by artist Rich Gady

The Magical Angel Vacation Rental
This vacation rental has a beautiful view of Mt Shasta. Sleeps 7. Reasonable rates. Call 530.926.6400 ~ www.vacationrentalmtshasta.com

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Ann Keller ~ Master Drum Maker ~ Anns Drums ~ Mt Shasta CA
614 Cedar St ~ Mt Shasta, CA ~ (530) 926-3416
Drum & Rattle workshops available in Mt Shasta, CA ~ Weed, CA~ McCloud, CA ~ Dunsmuir, CA

Siskiyou County and Far Northern California
Drum & Rattle workshops can be arranged for Ashland, Oregon and all of Southern Oregon

 

Website design by www.marciareygraphx.com

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