Medicine Drum Workshop

2024 Dates

July 14th 11:00 - 4:00 pm

August 18th 11:00 - 4:00 pm

Build your medicine drum with step by step instruction with Cochise. No experience necessary just a teachable spirit.

Choose Elk or Buffalo rawhide.

Choose a 16" or 18" traditional bentwood frame.

All tools, venue and care instructions are provided.

If you make a drum with me 100% satisfaction is guaranteed.

Group flat rates are available, send me a message to inquire.

Use my message board below to contact me for next steps.

Accepted payment methods:

Venmo: Cochise Baca

Zelle: Cochise Baca


Register up to 10 days before the date of the workshop you choose to attend. After you've made your registration payment your seat will be reserved. Send me a message indicating which date you would like to attend and what size drum you want, 16" or 18" and Buffalo or Elk rawhide.


Dear Cochise, one thing I really learned from you is about patience, presence and attention while working on the drum. For me this was a beautiful modeling for all tasks in life, that I took to heart and am inspired by. Thank you for sharing your wisdom,


I treasure the elk drum I made with Cochise's instruction. It is a powerful ceremonial tool with great presence both energetically and sonically. I have a special connection to it, which I attribute to the wise and sensitive instruction I received from Cochise. He led the workshop with slow, clear step-by-step instructions, ensuring that the construction of the drum was done precisely, but also offering variations based on each person's preference. He also shared wisdom instruction on the energetics of building the tool, beginning with mindfully choosing which animal hide we each wanted to use. His teaching style is patient and collaborative, involving our questions and input. I really appreciate all that he teaches and shares beyond the logistics of what is being made. I plan to make more ceremonial tools with Cochise's guidance.

Felissia Mae