Classes for Adults

Drum Classes for Adults

Let your hands dance, let your heart sing!


Stream has been playing drums 40+ happy years, and he has been teaching since 1988. Frame drums, doumbeks, djembes and the other kinds are all dear to him.


The hand drum offers both a path to personal power and a way to join the healing and joyous rhythm community, the family of drummers.

Stream doesn’t claim to teach African, Middle Eastern, or any other culturally defined style of drumming: his way is to teach the technique most suited to each student. In the same way, a rhythmic vocabulary evolves naturally with the needs of the individual. He sees that learning about drumming and rhythm often is a means to achieve a new freedom of creative expression, which after a while becomes reflected in other aspects of the drummer’s life.

A former student wrote:
“Thank you so much for all you taught me about drumming and about life. Thank you for your generosity of spirit that let you share with abandon your instruments, your recordings, your sense of humor and your wisdom. Thank you for helping me to see that,
with work and practice, I could achieve this very important personal goal of
learning to drum. I can't express how much you helped me.”
– Bobbie T., D.C.


Come for a trial lesson with Stream! He will explain and demonstrate many types of drums and styles of drumming and let you try the instruments in his large collection. Study groups and families are also welcome.

Stream offers hand drum instruction by appointment in his OneCircle Center studio in Aspen Hill. Call 301-949-8984, or email


Children (to the age of 13): $25 per 30 minutes.

Adults: $45 per 55 minutes, or $180 in advance for 5 classes within 2 calendar months.

(Discounted rates possible on a case by case basis).


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