Dave Gould started drumming when he was 12. He started on snare drum and broke all his mom’s wooden spoons before he discovered drumsticks. He is a professional percussionist who has recorded more than 30 albums. He has been seen making music on everything from BBQs to kayaks to trees in the woods. He graduated with honours from the MohawkCollege music program.Dave is a dynamic performer and storyteller who loves to work with children. Ask him about the time when he co-wrote a song cycle with 5 birds, 2 chipmunks and a cat. He also makes crazy instruments out of the strangest things like plumbing parts, rain barrels, toilets and recycled garbage. Dave loves to share his love for music in the Mystic Drumz adventures.

For thousands of years...

people have wondered about the mysterious Marshmallow Island. Legend says that it appears rarely but is essential to the world’s supply of marshmallows. 
Then the marshmallow people throw down an all night rave dance party and dance till their feet are sore. During this rambunctious event marshmallows explode out from the island in all directions and cover the ground surrounding the marsh. It’s then and only then that humans can gather the marshmallows of all sizes and bring them home for use at campfires, rice crispy squares, amores, and more.  
The Mallow plant commonly found in and around marshlands and ponds is a direct result of the seeding from these parties and the leftover marshmallows.
This story sparked a passion in Lorne Lampert, founder of Mystic Drumz, to search out and finally gain photographic proof of this auspicious event. Along this adventure Lorne finds and demonstrates unique and eclectic world beat Percussion Instruments and Drumz from around the globe. Follow Lorne, his pet frog Larry, and all his animal buddies as they retell the adventure that leads them there.  

Parents and Teachers

Enjoy the 16 YouTube mini series “The Legend of Marshmallow Island’ with your children and students, we have a lesson plan you can download from our website.