Join us on an interactive drumming journey accompanied by the unique heartbeat rhythms of the African Djembe. Travel with us to another place and time as Hands & Hearts Drumming ignites the creative energies to flow through the reverberating sounds of the djembe.
We offer Drumming Playshops for: Preschool Enrichment, Birthdays & Special Events, Elementary and Middle School Programs, Multicultural Events, Teen Girl & Women's Empowerment Events, Educational & Library Events, Nonprofit Events, Team Building, Holidays, Weddings, & much more!
Our preschool and pre-k children had a great time exploring different types of drums and musical instruments. Getting to have hands-on experiences while learning really makes a huge difference in children's development and gaining confidence in their abilities. Can't wait to do this again next year!
Our school really enjoyed the drumming class. I think our kids were amazed when they walked in and saw so many drums and instruments that they were able to play! They loved it! I also really appreciated the instructor, Kristen, she was warm and calm. I loved how she kept a smile on her face and was so relaxed as the students were drumming, she really made the kids feel comfortable and they had a great time. We are looking forward to Hands & Heart joining us again soon!
We booked Hands & Hearts Drumming this summer for something fun for the children at our preschool to do. They had an amazing time! They loved learning how to play the instruments and talked about it all afternoon. Kristen was a great teacher to the preschoolers, so kind and helpful! We will definitely book again in the future.
Kristen combined her drumming knowledge with patience and kindness for our school children. She arrived promptly and kept the students involved for the time we requested. Despite the age differences in our students, all enjoyed learning how to play the djembe. The parents who attended were very pleased with the evening, too.
Every single kid and even adults enjoyed and had a blast playing whit the drums during my son's birthday (5 year old boy). Thank you so much Kristen for joining our party and sang the happy birthday song with the drums to my kid. Loved it.:)
We love hands and hearts drumming. We book them during the summer at our Child Development Center and just had them come to us over winter break. The children love the drumming experience as well as the instructor. She is warm and welcoming. Kind and patient.
I hired Hands & Hearts for a large birthday party for my 7-year-old. Kristen did a great job of engaging the kids and had enough drums to keep all of them happy. She had a lot of interesting information and history of each kind of drum, and she led the kids through guided songs as well as free play on the drums at the end. Very professional correspondences, came on time, set up (and packed up) herself without needing assistance, was easy and pleasant to work with. I would definitely use her again and recommend her to my friends.
Kristen is amazing - enthusiastic, patient, and fun with the kids. Definitely puts the "heart" in "Hands & Hearts."
We invited Kristen over for our Son's bday. All the kids and parents had a blast at the drumming session. This was easily the highlight of the party and everybody enjoyed it. We would totally recommend this as a event for birthday parties.
Thanks so much Kristin of Hands and Hearts Drumming for such an easy stress free entertainment for my grandson's birthday party. The kids and the adults who joined in were enthralled. The onlookers were so entertained.
Thanks Kristen for a great experience for our students. Kristen engaged with our students in a powerful and meaningful way.
Kristen was wonderful! We had a group of youth with special needs and they had a blast. She brought headphones for those overwhelmed by the noise and a variety of drums that works for all kids :) We would love to have her back!
I loved it! Kristen gave a great drumming presentation. The children (all 24 of them) were kept interested, entertained and busy. Having drums and instruments for all of the children was great! The children enjoyed the "musical chair" instrument game at the end of the presentation. Great idea to allow the children to move around. Hope you come back next year!
Kristen did an awesome job teaching our preschoolers about the various drums she brought to our party. She talked about how they were made and different way to play them to get the best sound. Kristen was great with the kids and kept them entertained the entire time. We will definitely have her back!
This is a great activity for Elementary-aged children. It kept them engaged and wanting to do more. Thank You!
Kristen came to join another community event with us and she was amazing! She was engaging and warm, and passionate about her craft. She was so accommodating to our needs and flexible to a few last minute changes that we made.
I loved that she had noise reducing headphones available- we have some kiddos in our crew who are sensitive to loud sounds and this afforded them the opportunity to participate in something really fun they may have otherwise missed.
We also have a wide age range at our events. She had age-appropriate, hands on drumming for all of our kids. My favorite age group to watch her work with was the preteens. They were enthralled with the drum circle- something that can be tricky for that age group!
It is clear that Kristen loves what she does and I would recommend Hands and Hearts Drumming without hesitation. We can't wait to see her again!
We had a toddler drum party for our 3-year old boy, and he was so excited. He loved each moment of it. There were more than enough drums for our tike and a few of his friends. There were also a ton of other percussion instruments that the kids could explore and try out.
Two childcare groups together booked program.
We were VERY happy with the outcome. The children ages 2-11 yrs. all enjoyed the event. They are asking to rebook the drumming event. Produced very professionally. Well organized to varied ages. Highly recommended!
Hands and Hearts Drumming joined us for a recent event, and it was a positive experience from beginning to end. Kristen was professional and warm and prompt to respond to all of my questions. She arrived on time, with a smile on her face. She worked with several different age groups of children, and was able to adapt to all of their needs and interests. The kids were engaged and interested, and so exited for the hands-on experience! Hands and Hearts Drumming was a wonderful addition to our children's event.
We had an interactive drumming experience for children ages 1 year-6 year in a series of small groups as an in-house field trip for our children. The children enthusiastically tried the drums and various percussions present, and the staff interacted wonderfully with the children. The children learned about different percussion sounds, rhythms, and how to create those sounds themselves. It greatly enriched our program's summer unit on music.
Kristen came for my son's 2nd birthday party and was the PERFECT addition to make the celebration feel really unique and special. Kristen was a wonderful balance of energetic, informative, patient (wasn't phased by the 2-year-old breaks to run around, play with other toys, etc.) and FUN! Kristen came with an incredible variety of drums and other percussion instruments and provided just the right amount of information to help the wee drummers both learn a little bit and have a BALL. She also had a wonderful style that encouraged the adults to let loose and join at their leisure...Everyone had a FABULOUS time! Smiles all around for the full hour. Thank you Hands and Hearts Drumming! What a treat! We'd recommend dancing and grooving TWO the beat of your drums for any occasion! :)
Kristen did a wonderful job playing the drums with the kids. Although it was mostly 4 year olds, many stayed for a long period of time to play, and the parents got a real opportunity to relax and enjoy the party as well! Thank you again! We recommend Hands & Hearts Drumming to anyone wanting a fun structured activity at a party!
Kristen was great and the preschool age kids (2.5 to 5) had a fun time! Kristen kept their attention and the kids loved exploring the sounds of the drums and other instruments. Thanks again, Kristen!
We used Kristen at our Cub Scout Pack Meeting in December 2014. Communication with her to set up the event was a breeze. She showed up early and with enough equipment for all the kids to use their own drum.
The kids loved being able to drum on their own drum and try some other items she had.
She also brought goodie bags to pass out to the kids.
She is professional, works will will kids and overall gives the kids a great time!
I would highly recommend her and would use her again.
This was an amazing party for the children. The hands on, musical experience is a life time joy.
Kristen and her talented team trekked out into the snow to join us for our Pre-Return Yellow Ribbon event. Although our group was small, they didn't hesitate to help the kids discover a different voice through which to speak, in a fun and engaging manner. We will definitely use Hands & Hearts Drumming at our future events!!
Kristen, you did a great job engaging all of the kids - of all ages. I know that can be challenging sometimes as a facilitator myself. You had a friendly yet professional appearance and personality, very key to a job like yours. I know the parent's appreciated your presence at the party so that they could mingle with the other adults. Your drumming was clearly of quality, educational, and fun!
What to Expect
After participating in a Hands & Hearts Drumming, Ltd. party, many children
experience the benefits associated with childrens group drumming & drum
circle participation that include but is not limited too:
A sense of Unity & Feelings of Wellbeing
Increased Cooperation and Listening Skills
A boost in Self-Confidence & Self -Esteem
Feelings of Belonging
Increased Leadership Skills
Reduced Tension, Stress, & Anxiety
A Sense of Connectedness with Self and Others
Support of fine motor skills
Increased intellectual stimulation
A focused mind
Hands & Hearts Drumming, Ltd. was born out of Kristen's Love to bring children together through the Art and Heart of Drumming and Music. She facilitates childrens drum workshops, parties, and drumming activities for all ages. Kristen currently holds a Colorado Teaching License and in 2008 received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She then went on to graduate with a Masters of Arts degree from Regis University in 2011. Kristen has traveled extensively in her quest to teach and spark students creativity to explore the world around them. In 2008 she traveled to India where she lived and taught elementary students for five weeks. Her travels have also taken her to Nepal and British Columbia as well as many states throughout the U.S. In addition to Kristen's love of teaching, she is also a philanthropist and a Hurricane Katrina Animal Rescue Veteran. Kristen's love of teaching and music inspire her to inspire children to explore their creativity through drumming and music.
What to expect from a Hands & Hearts Drumming Interactive Drum Party:
1. An Awesome time!
2. Learn how to play a djembe drum along with various instruments too!
3. Smiles and tapping fingers that will last for days- even after the drumming has stopped!
What do we provide for the Drum Party?
Hands & Hearts Drumming, Ltd. has 25+ Djembe drums of various sizes plus musical Shakers, Rattles, Tambourines and a variety of other drum circle instruments that can accomodate up to 25 children (& more upon request).
Our Universal Drum Party Package includes 50 minutes of drumming and a 10 minute guided introductory of facilitated drumming. After the guided introductory, children then follow Ms. Marciniak's lead with various drum rhythms and then go on to share different creative rhythms and beats individually and as a group. Children are also encouraged to experiment with and use the other instruments provided to accompany the drumming. Ms. Marciniak also incorporates fun drumming games along with different rhythms to create a fun and energetic experience for all those attending.
Different Customized Drum Party Packages are also available that include longer drumming times as well as adding a djembe gift drum and djembe gift drum favors (various size options available) that are wrapped in ribbon to remember the special occassion by.
Our Popular Party Package- is our Hearts & Arts Package! Kids get to make a customized and personalized drum followed by an hour of djembe drumming! Please visit our website for more information!
Locations: Hands & Hearts Drumming, Ltd. brings everything to your special event location. Locations include; place of residence, parks, outdoor settings, family reunions, church, preschools and school locations, hospitals and treatment centers.
Sat &Sun (9am-9pm)
Hands & Hearts Drumming, Ltd. Thanks You for your interest and we look forward to making your event a memorable success! Please feel free to contact us at anytime with any questions you may have! We look forward to drumming with you soon!
Past Booked Events
|September 12, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Littleton, CO|
|Kristen Marciniak||Drum Party Facilitator|