Phone: 571-252-2870


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Music Education Masters in Music Education Certified in Orff Schulwerk Certified in World Music Drumming Certified in Kodaly

Mrs. Jana Drumm

My name is Jana Drumm and this will be my 38th year in music education. I have been at Tolbert for 14 years and look forward to another great year at Tolbert.

I grew up in a small town in the Shenandoah Valley.  I loved music from and early age and learned flute, piano, and participated in the chorus.  I wanted to become a music teacher so that all children could learn to not only love music, but to find the musician that is in them.  I believe that children should be exposed to all styles of music beginning thousands of years ago to the present, from all countries and cultures.  Music effects us everyday of our lives and should be experienced in as many ways possible. Through movement, drama, speech, play, singing, and performing our children learn to relate to others in ways that other areas of study cannot. They learn a lot about themselves as well!  There IS a musician inside all of us! Have you found yours?

I received my Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Longwood College and then went on to earn my Masters in Music Education from George Mason University.  I have received two nominations for Teacher of the year through NAMM, National Association of Music Merchants, and made it to the quarter finals!  I am always looking for new ways to improve my teaching and find new material through going to conferences and workshops throughout the year.

I am an active member of Sterling Playmakers, having performed in many plays and musicals, and am looking forward to my next opportunity to be on stage.  I also love to read, spend time at the beach, bike, and go for hikes in the mountains!  My favorite thing to do though, is spend time with my husband and 6 kids (yes, I said 6.)

I can't wait to make music with the kids again!


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Music Education

Masters in Music Education

Orff Schulwerk


World Music Drumming. 

Last Modified on August 17, 2023