Sacred Drum-Making Workshop

Franco Marini

June 24, 2023

  Hamilton, Virginia

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Date: June 24, 2023

Location: Hamilton, Virginia

Teacher: Franco Marini

Hosting the Event: Amy Walton

Investment: $345 (see below for details)


Sacred Drum-Making Workshop

There is a voice that is in all things… a Life Force that drums its rhythm in every fiber of all beings on Earth. This Life Force provides us with a constant reminder of how we are all connected, how we are the Earth. Making a drum in a sacred manner connects us to this force of the animals, the trees, the elements, and the spirit of the drum. When these beings are brought together a new life is born- a sacred drum.

 Spend a precious day making a special drum that you can use for meditation, healing, mindfulness practices and bringing more aliveness and joy into your life.

When we drum, we remember our beginnings, we remind ourselves of our oneness, we remember how to pray and heal, and we connect with our place in the Life-Web.

Kindly note, this workshop is limited to 15 participants

Join Us!

Come and make your own drum in a sacred manner. Even if you are not used to creating things with your hands, you will walk away from this workshop with a beautiful, personal drum. In this journey we explore the rhythm around and within us that is in the Circle of Life. The elements that are part of all beings are invited to sit in council with us. We form a kinship with the trees and animals who have come to us. We open our hearts so we may hear the guidance of our ancestors and the lessons from the spirits of the drums.




With our muscles we pull the fibers of the hides to stretch them so they will bring out the voice of our new companions and we honor their new existence. At the end of the journey, we bless the birth of these special drums, and we give thanks to our Mother Earth for Her gifts.

 Workshop Essentials

Sacred Drum-Making Workshop


Highlights of this workshop include: 

  • Optional Sacred Pipe ceremony the evening before
  • Ceremony welcoming all to participate
  • Talking Stick ritual
  • Setting intentions
  • Inviting Grandmother and Grandfather energies
  • Summoning the Spirit of the drums
  • Thanking the elements and Mother Earth
  • Creating a splendid Elk and Cedar drum
  • Placing blessings and intentions into your drum



    Teacher: Franco Marini is the owner of Thunder Spirit, an organization dedicated to enriching and empowering individuals and the environment. He supports people in sharing their gifts and brilliance with others to help bring balance, harmony, and joy to the world. Franco is a native of Italy and grew up in a small village where many of his teachings came from spirit guides and from the Earth. By using a variety of lessons and teachings from several sources, he brings forth the wisdom of the Ancient Ones who lived throughout the world and supports people in working with the ancestors of their own lineage and culture.

    He has traveled extensively throughout, Canada, the U.S., Europe, Central and South America, and has helped hundreds of people make ceremonial drums. Through his workshops, classes, drumming circles, individual sessions, and travels, he teaches people about their guides, their inner circles, the lessons of the Earth, and supports them in being in harmony with the Life Web.

    Hosting, Location, and Time

    The workshop will be graciously hosted and held at the gorgeous home of Amy Walton, 17979 Sands Road Hamilton, Virginia,               # 703 629-9348

    The workshop will begin promptly at 9 am. Please arrive between 8:30 am – 8:45 am. A delicious lunch is included. We will conclude the workshop around 4 – 4:30 p.m. Kindly allow some flexibility for the ending time.

    The cost of the Sacred drum-Making workshop is $345

    What is Included

    • Optional Pipe Ceremony the evening before the workshop
    • All materials needed to make a 16″ Ceremonial Elk Drum
    • Workshop fees
    • A delicious lunch
    • Materials for drumstick


    If you have any questions about this workshop, kindly contact Franco Marini at

    To register, you may either send a $150 deposit, (and pay the remainder on the day of the workshop) or send the entire amount, $345 via Zelle: Franco Marini 516 343-3210. Please note, there are no refunds.

    If you prefer to pay by check, kindly make out the check to: Franco Marini and mail it to: 1619 South St. Paul, Denver, CO 80210