Drumming Classes for Children

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Kids Drumming Class
DrumConnection 3-5yr Classes



Drumming Classes for Children

with Holly Stumpf and DrumConnection.


Sundays -  (6 sessions) (each class 40 minutes in length) More info >>


Parents, this is your chance to provide your children with experiences that promote better and healthy brain development, listening skills, organization and categorizing development.  Music gives your child a full experience that is wholesome and most importantly engaging and FUN! 


Children's Drumming, Rhythm and Movement classes are being offered on Sunday mornings. 


Drumming Classes for Children >>


Hand Drums and other instruments are supplied but feel free to bring your child's favorite percussion instrument for a more bonding experience that can continue at home. Classes are approximately 40 minutes.


Kids Drumming -

When you register >> : 1. You will select the grade you want 3-5 yrs or 6-8 years. 2. You will receive a confirmation email followed up with a note from me with complete information you may need. That will include parking, local coffee shops to spend some downtime, etc.

Payment -

You may pay by credit card online, by check to 'Nancy Browne' and mail to or cash in person is preferable: DrumConnection PO Box 1311, Arlington, MA 02474 or by cash or check at our school at 177 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA 02474. Advance registration is required. Limited enrollment.


Important: You must register but you do not have to use your credit card. There is a drop down menu at registration page where you can pay at the door. Either way is fine, but we need everyone to register please.


If you have any questions, you may contact me at alan@drumconnection.com or call us at 781-316-8068 anytime. If we're not answering, please leave a message.


Thanks for supporting African Drumming in Boston and therefore many African people on the continent. Thanks so much.

(6 weeks of fun classes with excellent teachers)

Children's Instructors

Holly Stumpf


Holly Stumpf graduated from the University of Rochester and received a Masters of Education in Creative Arts from Lesley University.  She attended the yearlong course at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria, where she studied Orff-Schulwerk, a child-centered and creative approach to music education.


Ms. Stumpf taught elementary music in Lexington, Massachusetts for forty years, and has taught courses at the New England Conservatory and University of Massachusetts at Lowell.


Each summer she teaches movement at the Tufts University Summer Program for children.  She has presented several workshops at national American Orff - Schulwerk Association conferences.


She has traveled to Senegal and Ghana to study African drumming and dancing, and has led community drum circles. Ms Stumpf received the Lexington Public Schools Diversity Award in 2008 for her multicultural music and movement curriculum, and the Yale Distinguished Music Educators Award in 2011.


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Beginners Drumming Classes


Arlington Tuesdays Drum Class begins March 27 - April 24, 2018 (5 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:30pm - Nancy Bonner 


Brookline Tuesdays begins April 10, 2020 - May 22, 2018 (5 sessions) 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (5 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:00pm - Mark Williams - Call BroADED: 617-730-2700


Lexington Tuesdays begins April 24, 2020 - May 29 , 2018, LHS, Room 247. 6 Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pmCALL for Fall info: 781-862-8043  - DrumConnection Faculty  6 T


September 26, LHS, Room 247, $137/

Seniors $115

Newton Wednesdays begins April 25, 2020 - May 30, 2018 (6 sessions) - Wednesdays at 7:00pm - Lillian Hastie


Arlington Thursdays begins April 12, 2020 - May 31, 2018 (8 sessions) Thursdays at 7:15pm - Fanta Keita Tauber


Join in really fun class for beginners as well as advanced beginners - many levels; Great, fun classes. No experience necessary a few play a little. - Drum rentals available.


Make ups for our Beginner Classes are easy. See our Class Policies for more info.

Audrey Gaffron Diallo
Audrey Gaffron Diallo

Audrey Gaffron Diallo


Audrey has been teaching with DrumConnection since 2000 and remains one of the top teachers for all levels of players. Whether you experience her teaching beginners or advanced drummers, you will learn a lot and have a great time in the process.


Audrey has been actively engaged in creating and teaching kids and adult drumming classes at many of the local public and private schools in the area,


Her technique is exemplarily, her infectious humor and ability to gently form a solid community is remarkable. I encourage you to study with Audrey. 

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