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NEW: Frame drum course ONLINE

Since January 2018 the Tamburi Mundi Frame Drum Academy under the direction of Murat Coşkun offers a frame drum course of several years in Freiburg (Breisgau). The goal is a comprehensive education on the frame drum with different emphases in the individual years of study.

During the time of the pandemic restrictions, Tamburi Mundi constantly extended its on-line course offer. Now we will approach new ways, also within the range frame drum training courses. Since there are again and again inquiries also from other countries and frame drum interested people for which the regular journeys to Freiburg are not feasible, there will be in 2021 also an ONLINE frame drum training course.

We work in three blocks (trimesters), each of which is concluded with a small exam. Within a trimester course, group lessons, individual lessons and practice and consolidation phases will alternate.

The flexibility of the online format makes it possible to attend even single trimester courses, pause between blocks if necessary and re-enter at a later date.

Murat Coşkun, next to the Tamburi Mundi courses, also teaches frame drum courses at the Bundesakademie Trossingen and world percussion at the Popakademie Mannheim. So he acquired a large methodical know-how for on-line instruction.

Lecturer: Murat Coşkun

Information on the basic course

In the basic studies the participants receive good and well-founded basic knowledge in playing the frame drum, as well as impulses to develop an individual playing style and find their own way. The focus in the first year is on rhythm work and "timing".

Lessons are held online (Zoom Meeting) and primarily in groups. Once in a month, individual lessons take place in which the remaining group members can participate as passive spectators.

Video and audio recordings will be made available at the end of the classes.

Dates 2021 (2nd trimester)

09.05. 4-8 pm CEST
            4-8 pm CEST (individual lessons)
16.05. 4-8 pm CEST

06.06. 4-8 pm CEST
            4-8 pm CEST (individual lessons)
27.06. 4-8 pm CEST

04.07. 4-8 pm CEST
            4-8 pm CET (individual lessons)
18.07. 4-8 pm CET

10.08.  submission date for the midterm exam video

Termine 2021 (2. Trimester) / Gruppe 2 Medium

16.05.             4-8 pm CET
Date still open                          4-8 pm CET (Private lessons)        

27.06.               4-8 pm CET
Date still open                          4-8 pm CET (Private lessons)   

18.07.              4-8 pm CET
Date still open                          4-8 pm CET (Private lessons) 

10.08.              Deadline exam video


The exact dates for the individual lessons are determined individually according to the size of the group.

Target group

  • musicians who work in the professional or semi-professional field
  • interested persons, who are artistically and musically active
  • professions of the pedagogical field (teacher, pedagogues, team leader, educator,...)
  • people who are interested in rhythm and would like to integrate frame drums in their work

Content of the course

There is a particulary focus on  the practical application of different frame drums with the focus on the following issues:

  • playing techniques
  • rhythms
  • arrangements
  • compositions
  • solistic/ improvisatory playing
  • extension of the tonal spectrum (sounds, dynamic)
  • extended and innovative playing facilities
  • endurance workout
  • warm up exercises and practical tips
  • notation and background knowledge about instruments, the original cultures and the related music
  • fostering the creativity of every participant

    The participants of the course will recieve teaching material, also "homeworks" will be given as a targeted preparation for the upcoming online lessons.

Prerequisites for the participation

  • good knowledge of frame drum playing (intermediate level)
  • knowledge of basic rhythms (at least 4-6 rhythms)
  • basic knowledge in read music and notation
  • sufficient coordination skills
  • willingness to practice and to deepen the subjects independently

You should take care of the course phase. Plan 7-10 hours of supervising practice time and 2-4 hours per week for homework and follow-up work.


Each trimester will be concluded with a midterm exam, at the end of the year an examination will take part incuding all contents of the course

After successful completition of the course the participants will receive a certificate with a detailed list of the contents of the course.

Gebühren (2. Trimester)

How to sign up?

Please contact us by email (, so that we can discuss everything in a personal talk. After this you can effectuate a binding registration.

The registration should be accompanied by:

A short video or an audio recording with a short solo or an improvisation (a simple recording quality is sufficient) in a length of 1-3 minutes.
Furthermore we will invite you to a short trial lesson with Murat via zoom meeting to get know your playing level.

More information, contact and registration

Tamburi Mundi Freiburg e.V.


Tel.: +49 176 2021 2826 (Murat Coşkun) or