Cooperman Fife & Drums

Builders of first class frame drums with natural and plastic skin, located in Vermont, USA. Several drums designed in collaboration with artists and always up to make individual adjustments.

David Roman Drums

Amazing frame drums, tonbaks and other percussion with pneumatic air tuning system and natural drum heads. Sometimes difficult to get in touch with but when you finally have one of their drums, it’s worth the wait.

Pepote Cajones

Handmade Cajons from Spain

Teufel / Garrahand

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About David

my name is David Kuckhermann. Welcome to my website. You can find lots of free tutorials and videos, and information about frame drums, cajon, Udu, Hang and other hand percussion, my different projects, my label and series of instructional DVDs. Make sure to check out the frame drum video podcast which features amazing percussionists from all over the world who share their music. I hope you have a good time here.

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DVD Testimonials

for David's DVDs on Frame Drums, Riq and Cajon

"The best instructional video I have ever seen" - Haruhi Taniguchi

“…fantastically put together and a must for anyone starting out on the frame drum. The slow motion clips are perfect for people to analyse the techniques and get the correct technique happening.” – Pete Lockett

“I’m stunned! The quality of the teaching and the product is just amazing.” – Paul Marshall

“This is in my opinion the most complete work around this unique and magic tambourine for intermediate and advanced players” – Andrea Piccioni

"In short, a modern approach to a traditional Middle Eastern instrument. Absolutely fantastic, inspiring and recommended!" - Fabian Feld