Monthly Archives: March 2017

Summer camp 2017! Tongue drums and bird houses.

I’m happy to announce the dates and projects for this summer’s Woodworking camp.

Teens age 13-18 are welcome to attend, and it will certainly be a highlight of their summer.

Camp this summer will run July 25-27 and the kids will start by building a bird house using hand tools. We will discuss what native birds are in need of homes and what designs best suit them. The campers will then proceed by choosing a design, planning, and building a bird house.

Once completed, they will move on to create a 10 note bass tongue drum and mallets. This incredible instrument has a calming and mysterious tone. Tuned with a minor pentatonic scale (which we’ll discuss and learn about) the campers will build from scratch a beautiful instrument to hear and see. The result will be similar to the instrument seen in the YouTube video below:



The cost of this camp is $250 (or $200 for those currently taking drum lessons with me), which includes three days of instruction in woodworking, all materials, and dinner on the third night around a camp fire where we’ll play our completed instruments with family and friends welcome to attend.


Registration: If you’re interested in signing your child up for this wood working summer camp, please read and complete the below waiver and email it to


This camp is limited to 6 participants and it fills quickly each year, so please accept my apologies if the camp is already filled when your Waiver is received. Your child’s spot will be reserved once you’ve paid the camp fee via the Paypal link below. The fee is fully refundable up to 1 week before camp, and refundable minus project materials up to 1 day before camp.