The DrumLady, Kristen Arant, is a percussionist, vocalist, teaching artist and activist. Originally a classically-trained oboe player, she is one of the DMV area's foremost djembe drummers.
Kristen teaches music in the Washington, DC school system, and she also teaches drum lessons in-person, online and via pre-recorded digital video.
She is also founder of the non-profit Young Women's Drumming Empowerment Project, a non-profit that teaches women to play West African drums, and is the leader of Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, an intergenerational West African drum performance group,
Orpheus Music assists Kristen with web development, social media promotion, video production, marketing strategy and merchandising services to support her brand, product marketing and product sales. This includes video shoots and editing, creative and graphics services, social media management, advertising and promotion, as well as development and deployment of content and technical support services for the Drumlady website.