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Max and Deanna Maxwell

Co Owners, Movin' with the Maxwells

Max Maxwell is a professional musician who has made a career out of his love of music. He has been playing drums since he could hold a drumstick and has performed and recorded with numerous local, regional and national groups. including Trace Adkins, Kidd Rock, Chaka Kahn, NSync, Michael McDonald, Days of the New and Gary Lewis and the Playboys. He has also performed on the nationally televised Grand Ole Opry. Currently, Max can be seen playing with the Crashers. Check them out at
Deanna Maxwell has dedicated her life to the education of children. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Indiana University, she moved to Hawaii where she taught children in a residential psychiatric hospital. After moving back to Indiana, she obtained her Masters Degree in Special Education and spent over 16 years in the classroom teaching students from every grade level from K-college before becoming a school administrator. She is currently working as an assistant principal in the same high school she graduated from almost 30 years ago.

Little Drummer is a creation of the husband and wife team, Max and Deanna Maxwell, a professional musician and a lifelong educator. Little Drummer is an engaging course for preschool and early elementary aged children that fills the gap between when your child is begging you to play the drums and when they are developmentally ready for lessons at your local music store. Our program will teach the basic skills needed to be a drummer while simultaneously teaching essential skills your child will need to be successful in school and in life! Listening Comprehension, Fine Motor Skills, Hand Eye Coordination and Focus... just to name a few! We provide you with detailed parent videos explaining what your child is learning and why they are learning it. We also provide engaging and fun child videos for your child to follow along with as Max turns them into a Little Drummer! We also include super fun enrichment activities you can do with your child after the lesson that will build on the skills being taught. Best of all... our program comes with FREE custom drumsticks, designed by Max, made especially for preschool-aged hands! We hope you join us today! We can't wait to meet your Little Drummer!

May 22, 2023

Our 100th Episode Celebration. Proof That We are Still Figuring Out …

We understand and recognize that nobody's perfect. Nobody ever has been, nobody ever will be. That’s why we chose “ Imperfect Heroes ” as the name of our podcast. And today, we are celebrating our 100th episode by taking a …

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Jan. 17, 2022

Episode 30: How Drumming and Reading Go Together with The Maxwells

In this episode, DJ talks with Max & Deanna Maxwell of Movin’ With The Maxwell’s about their “Little Drummer” course developed for young children to learn the basics of drumming while simultaneously gaining skills needed to b...

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