Archaic Roots is a manifestation of many years of study, practice and passion for hand made crafts/artistic media combined with knowledge of indigenous instruments and traditions. The custom made drums and instruments, indigenous instrument education presentations, drum circle facilitation and instrument building workshops provided by Archaic Roots are all inspired by the traditions of our global ancestors.

Offering one of a kind experiences with our unique workshops, retreats, and personal instrument building immersions. Additionally, we can provide an awesome private guest room or primitive artist cabin on the Archaic Roots property (located in the Southern Appalachian wilderness within the largest dome community on the East Coast of the United States). We can host and offer a unique experience while you’re here in the Southern Appalachian Mountains! Focus on yourself, delve into true wilderness areas, connect with our Mother Earth, hike to waterfalls, create art and instruments with a variety of media, and so much more!!

Looking for repair services for a variety of indigenous instruments such as drums, flutes, whistles, didgeridoo, and more; we can help! We can also create hand crafted custom instruments on a commission basis based on your vision and requirements.

Combining the elements of earth, water, air, and fire to produce functional art with a purpose of making music that transcends the art you are accustomed to seeing in most galleries. There’s no other place like Archaic Roots, come see visit us and see what we do!

Transformational Workshops & Classes!

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Adult Workshops

Djembe Drum Building Workshop- August 2024
This workshop will provide you with all the supplies and guidance necessary to build your own personal djembe drum. During the building process, where you will birth your own drum, I will teach you how to build and take care of your drum, in a sacred setting. This workshop will give you all the knowledge necessary to repair and tune your djembe in the future!  August 3, 2024 10am-5pm You can choose to place a non-refundable deposit for the event, or make a full payment, each depending on the kind of shell you would like to build.  This class will take place at my studio in the North Georgia mountains near Tallulah Falls, GA; about 1.5 hours away from Atlanta and Asheville. Please consider this trip in your plans for the day. Directions will be given upon receiving your deposit. Remaining payment after deposit is due on day of class, no refunds but rescheduling is welcome. All deposits are required at least 7 days before workshop date. 
$150.00$400.00 Select options
Custom Field: 2024-08-03 10:00:00
Ceremonial Whistle Making Immersion 2024
Experience the process combining earth, water, fire and air to make your own powerful clay shamanic whistle.  

Saturday and Sunday, June 8th-9th, 2024

Starts 10am June 8th

Ends 3pm June 9th

$150.00 Add to cart
Custom Field: 2024-06-08 00:00:00
$80.00 Sold OutRead more
Ceramic Instrument Building Workshop 2024
Experience the process combining earth, water, fire and air to make your own clay instrument.   April 13th, 2024 10am - 3pm
$100.00 Sold OutRead more
Pre-columbian Whistling Vessel (huaco silbador) Making Immersion 2024 (fall)
In this immersive workshop, delve into the fascinating world of whistling vessels. Explore the science behind their sound production and gain the knowledge to craft your own unique instrument from clay. October 19th-20th, 2024 10am Sat until Sunday afternoon
$200.00 Add to cart
Custom Field: 2024-10-19 10:00:00
Native American Style Flute Building Workshop- July 2024
July 20th 2024
10:30am - 5pm
During this workshop you will be learning how to make your own Native American style flute. We will start with a pre-drilled square flute blank, then we will be making the sound hole (splitting edge) and channel, rounding the blank, carving a totem, adjusting the key, adding the holes and tuning each, decorating the flutes, and discussing the history, culture, and playing techniques. This class usually takes around 6 hours to complete, and you will be birthing your own custom flute by the end of the class.
We try to refrain from using any power tools in this process. Please be prepared to use files, hand drills, sand paper and fire to create your flute. 
 
$125.00 Add to cart
Custom Field: 2024-07-20 10:30:00

Youth Workshops

Kids Drum Making Workshop 2024
April 6th, 2024 1pm - 3pm
$75.00 Sold OutRead more

Custom Workshops

Ceremonial Whistle Making Immersion 2024
Experience the process combining earth, water, fire and air to make your own powerful clay shamanic whistle.  

Saturday and Sunday, June 8th-9th, 2024

Starts 10am June 8th

Ends 3pm June 9th

$150.00 Add to cart
Custom Field: 2024-06-08 00:00:00
Pre-columbian Whistling Vessel (huaco silbador) Making Immersion 2024 (fall)
In this immersive workshop, delve into the fascinating world of whistling vessels. Explore the science behind their sound production and gain the knowledge to craft your own unique instrument from clay. October 19th-20th, 2024 10am Sat until Sunday afternoon
$200.00 Add to cart
Custom Field: 2024-10-19 10:00:00
Private Customized Workshop
One of a kind experience! Custom build your immersion based on your personal goals and interests! Build instruments, hike waterfalls, personal sound journey experiences, make art, fireside stories and music making, and more.

Get lost in the forest, to find yourself.

$100.00 Add to cart
Private Immersion (workshops and more)
One of a kind experience! Custom build your immersion based on your personal goals and interests! Build instruments, hike waterfalls, personal sound journey experiences, make art, fireside stories and music making, and more.

Get lost in the forest, to find yourself.

$400.00$700.00 Select options

Instruments

3D Printed Native Flute

This economical 3d printed native style flute sounds great and is affordable. Tuned to F#, this flute sounds great and is perfect for beginners or those wanting a starter flute. I think it’s also great for hikers, since it’s small, … Continued

$40.00 Low InventoryAdd to cart
Hand Made Bullroarer 14″

These are hand made bullroarers made from red cedar with wood burned designs. Each are unique with different designs. Roughly 14″ long, artificial sinew string included.

$50.00 Low InventoryAdd to cart
Hand Made Bullroarer 8″

These are hand made bullroarers made from red cedar with wood burned designs. Each are unique with different designs. Roughly 8″ long, string included.

$30.00 Low InventoryAdd to cart
Unique Wall Hanging Flute Stand

Unique wall hanging flute stand, you won’t find another like it. This piece is made from hemlock wood, deer antler, abalone shell, lichen, elk leather, and wood burned decoration.

$250.00 Low InventoryAdd to cart
Tibetan Singing Bowl

A nice 7 metal hand-hammered Tibetan singing bowl.

$280.00 Low InventoryAdd to cart
Medium Conch Shell Trumpet

Medium size conch shell trumpet with custom wood mouthpiece. Free shipping  

$120.00 Sold OutRead more
Native American Flute

Flute made of sassafras with burnt aged burnt wood theme.   Free shipping.

$125.00 Sold OutRead more
Aztec Death Whistle

Unique Aztec Death Whistle. Free shipping.

$65.00 Sold OutRead more
Large conch shell trumpet

Large conch shell trumpet with wood mouthpiece. Beautiful with loud voice. Free shipping within the United States.

$160.00 Sold OutRead more
Dan Moi (double)- Vietnamese Mouth Harp
The Dan Moi is the traditional 'Jew's Harp' (or jaw's harp, or trump, or guimbarde) of the Vietnamese mountain people Hmong. Hand-made by a small number of excellent local craftsmen, this brass instrument captivates even novices by being easily playable and have a brilliant sound, rich in overtones.
$15.00 Add to cart
Dan Moi (classic)- Vietnamese Mouth Harp
The Dan Moi is the traditional 'Jew's Harp' (or jaw's harp, or trump, or guimbarde) of the Vietnamese mountain people Hmong. Hand-made by a small number of excellent local craftsmen, this brass instrument captivates even novices by being easily playable and have a brilliant sound, rich in overtones.
$10.00 Add to cart
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Dan Moi (mini)- Vietnamese Mouth Harp
The Dan Moi is the traditional 'Jew's Harp' (or jaw's harp, or trump, or guimbarde) of the Vietnamese mountain people Hmong. Hand-made by a small number of excellent local craftsmen, this brass instrument captivates even novices by being easily playable and have a brilliant sound, rich in overtones.
Original price was: $8.00.Current price is: $7.00. Add to cart

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