Class Instrument Sets

A complete teaching & learning approach; not just instruments . . .

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Drums for Schools award-winning Class Instrument Sets include everything a non-specialist teacher needs to lead their class or group from basics to performance level in just a term.

These are much more than just packs of musical instruments – each set comes with world-leading  teaching resources, including schemes of work, lesson plans, how-to-play videos, audio and cultural background – all designed to empower class teachers and non-specialists to deliver music-making sessions that are inclusive, collaborative and highly engaging.

The unique “learning by playing” approach to music-making is accessible to everyone, and it’s fun! Pupils and teachers love the “hands-on” approach, with everyone learning together.

Whole class music-making makes a massive impact on children’s attitude and behaviour, because it develops their social and emotional skills. Playing regularly in a group fosters listening, empathy and team-working, and has been shown to boost mental health and wellbeing.

  • From basics to first performance in just a term of lessons
  • For generalists and Class Teachers as well as specialists
  • World-leading teaching resources included with each set
  • Tried and tested in hundreds of schools in the UK and overseas

Over the course of a term of collaborative lessons,

• Pupils will develop vital social, emotional and life skills
• Class teachers and non-specialists will up-skill into really effective music teachers 
• Classes will reach performance level

Any school can use this award-winning approach to: 
• Bring music teaching back in house and become musically self-sufficient
• Deliver a high quality music education to every pupil
• Get started on the path to becoming a “musical school”

All this by purchasing just a single music set and without the need for visiting music experts. And because there’s very little verbal communication needed, it’s perfect for these COVID times. Everyone can be masked up, and the instruments just need wiping down with sanitiser before and after each lesson.

In this section you’ll find links to Class Instrument Sets for a range of inclusive and accessible world music styles, including African Drumming, Brazilian Samba, Caribbean Steel Pans, Indonesian Gamelan, Japanese Taiko and World Percussion. There’s also a sub-category for Western Tuned sets.

All Drums for Schools Class Instrument Sets are fully guaranteed – please see product details for full details.

Everyone is really pleased with our new music resources. We will definitely place more orders in the future.

Lynne Tomlinson
Marshlane Playschool

Everything arrived safe & well. It’s all in prefect order and has been very positively received.
I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you for being so accommodating in order to ensure delivery in good time for my wedding day.

Claire & Chris Walley

The children absolutely love the equipment

Jemma Smith
Kidsplay Childcare

The children really love the items so a big thank you.

Dorothy Williams

Thank you for your e-mail. We recieved our order in good time and great condition. The quality is fantastic and they are being enjoyed greatly by a variety of aged children at out playgroup.

Joanne Evison
Hippos Toddler Group

Everything arrived safely and in good condition.

Thorunn Jonsdottir
FAFU

The order arrived very promptly and in excellent condition. The service received was very satisfactory and the product is of excellent quality. I will be happy to place an order in the future and recommend you to colleagues.

Vicci Johnson
Walton Progressive School

There are two very happy little children here jamming with their mother, father and friends.
They ask if they can spend time drumming. We were all treated to a drumming lesson over Christmas from my nephew showing us what he’s learnt at nursery.

Catherine Hawkins

The drums arrived amazingly quickly and we are very pleased with them and the basket of instruments. An excellent service.

Jane Richard

Our drums arrived safe snd sound and have been a fabulous addition to our music resource.

Julie Coackley
Millennium Minis

Just wanted to say a big thank you for organising the basket so quickly – what brilliant service! I won’t hesitate to recommend you in future – the instruments are really fascinating and sound great.

Linda Banister
The Banisters

All the instruments arrived in perfect condition and I haven’t had any problems so far. I’m definitely planning to order again in the future.

Catriona Brown

All was fine with order thanks and children are enjoying being introduced to the new instruments.

Lindsey Vincent
Green Acre Preschool

I ordered them for my granddaughter and she and I love them. She has half the pack at home (3 hours away) and I have the rest at my home. I ‘Skype regularly and each play with our set at the same time…it works brilliantly and helps me interact with her even though she is so far away. My daughters friends love them to and may also be putting in an order soon. Many Thanks.

Linda Mitchell
Kesgrave, Rendlesham and Caterpillar Childrens Centres

The children and staff are thoroughly enjoying using the Little Hands Starter Basket and the Egg Basket. All arrived in perfect condition.

Kirsty Walker

We are very happy with the items you have sent us.

Sally Markwell
Haddenham Pre-school

We have received our order and everything is fine.

Dr. Layla Makkawi
Orphan Welfare Society-Saida

My daughter had seen your music boxes at school and is now delighted to have her own at home.

Cheryl Thomas

It arrived safely thank you and we are very pleased with them.

Rebecca Kelleher
Coinstreet

The order was absolutely fine. I think you provide a wonderful service and we now have a much more creative and inventive set of music resources.

Sarah Robbins
The Springfield Project

Thank you. I received the order and am very pleased with it.

Susan Blanch

Everything’s great – my Yr 8s especially like the ‘thunder’ tube-spring!

Tom Wiggall
Surbiton High School

The order arrived safely and the instruments are lovely and just what I need.

Karen Laidler
Lydiate Primary School

It was delivered very quickly and in perfect condition! thank you so much our children love it! and we will be ordering from you again.

Sophie Newton
Islington Council

Both myself and the pupils at school love the instruments in the baskets you provided and have had enormous fun with the djembe drums we purchased before them

Gill Stuart
Bewsey Lodge Primary

The instruments and eggs are exactly as described in your catalogue and website. Our children at pre-school love the instruments and ask daily if they can have them out! I was very pleased with your excellent customer service and delivery was prompt and have no doubt in recommending your company.

Jane Ling

Thanks so much, the order arrived very promptly and it’s great! Lovely instruments.
I also really appreciated the recycled packaging. Ithink a lot of companies wouldn’t have the confidence to do that and I like it so much that you did – a real commitment to reducing packaging and waste.

Joanna Moon

The children love them.

Kath Greenwood
St Philomena's CP School

All instruments arrived safely and I didnt experience any problems. I think the instruments are wonderful and exceded my expectations. I have started teaching in a nursery and will be ordering more instruments again soon.

Lorena

All received promptly thankyou. Very attractive items & pleased with them so far.

David Percy-Griffiths
The Norwich Road Nursery

The kit arrived safely and we had great fun opening the parcel with the children. They loved looking at all the instruments and trying out the different sounds. After Easter we will be using the instruments regularly and look forward to trying some of the ideas in the accompanying booklet.

Susan Bluck
Little Windmills
“Your instruments have helped us to make it extra fun and interactive.”
Helen Oliver

Everything was fine.

Jane Smith

Our happiness with delivery, cost and the overall experience has prompted us to place another order and so we are very happy campers! Keep up the good work.

Kit Lewis
CrackerJacks Day Nursery

You are more than welcome to the praise as the instruments are all of high quality and safe for even the smallest of hands at the setting. We also do daily exercising with the children to music so the scope is now endless.

Helen
Margaret Lloyd Playgroup

My lovely drum kits were delivered really quickly and safely, and they are of beautiful quality. Thanks so much! I wrapped them last night for my children’s Christmas present, they will be thrilled! thanks again, I am really pleased with them

Kissi Wilde
Belle Vue Girls' Academy

We have not had much time to play with them yet!! But the drum sounds really lovely!

Jagaddhatri
The Manor Pre School

All great, thank you, very pleased with all the instruments and the service

Kate / Lee Barnard

My world music basket has arrived safely and been unpacked with great excitement. Everything is wonderful and I especially like the thunder maker! We’ll really enjoy exploring all the different sounds in “Music for Little People classes”.

Karen Dickinson
Music for Little People

My order arrived promptly & safely.
I’m delighted with the instruments & the children enjoy exploring making music with them.

Nirosha Dawsey

The kit came on time and its great, thank you.

Sarah Metcalfe

The drums are lovely. Thanks again,

Rita Daly
Rocking Robins

All arrived safely and are much used by the staff and children on a daily basis thank you.

Margaret Lloyd
Margaret Lloyd Playgroup

We were really pleased with the variety of the instruments

Kayleigh Pollard
Cobholm and Lichfield Childcare Centre

We were pleased with the items ordered and also the quick way that you dealt with the two damaged items. We would definitely use your company again in the near future.

Yvonne Nicholls
Cartwheels Day Care Centre

The instruments are great and I am sure the kids and adults alike are going to enjoy using them. I am sure when we have got more funds saved we will be adding more instruments to our collection. So again a big thank you for a great service and great instruments.

Alice Short

Thank you for supplying such beautiful instrument for our children to use.

Christine Mare
Woodentots Montessori

Everything arrived safely and my son is thrilled with his nursery starter kit and has had many hours of fun with it!

Joules Roach
Patch of Sand

The drums are great, and extremely popular with the children , and with me! They arrived in very secure packaging, and the storage cases are invaluable.

Catherine Hughes

I received my goods very promptly and have used some of the songs in my teaching which were very successful

Jacqui Gibbs

Just wanted to say everything arrived safely and was of good quality. I am Montessori teacher and wanted to try one of your kits. We always present materials and will work with individual children, so that the instruments are not treated as ‘toys’. Nothing has broken. Loved the bamboo basket

Rhonda Wood

Our drums are amazing and the children love them. We are just about to start a drum club and plan to perform to parents at the end of the summer term. Thank you for your support.

Jude Moseley
The Learning Academy Trust

The drums are great, and extremely popular with the children, and with me! They arrived in very secure packaging, and the storage cases are invaluable.

Catherine J Hughes
Newcastle under Lyme School, Independent Day School

The drums and percussion baskets arrived in good condition and I am absolutely delighted with them.

Bruce Armstrong
Health & Happiness

Everything was great

Steph Frost
Workforce Development Education Centre

The box of ‘delights’ was fantastic and I cannot thank you enough for your support. I will certainly sing your praises at every opportunity I get.

Pam Baxter
PLA Warwickshire

The products are lovely.

Debbie Lewis

It’s all fine.

Jackie Maguire
Colourstrings Music with Jackie

The order arrived safely and we are very pleased with the product. Thank you.

Jane Millett
Weston Way Nursery School

I unpacked the order today – looks great, can’t wait to use them, thank you so much!

Georgina Reynolds
Broadford Primary School

All the instruments are lovely & better than what I imagined them to be.

Jessica Bindra
Ealing Toad Hall Nursery

I’m very happy with the instruments, looking forward to using them at my school this year, the kids love the steel pans especially!

David Ramsay
St. Andrews International School Green Valley, Thailand

The toddler group I bought the instruments for were thrilled with the instruments, the kids love them as do the adults, I would highly recommend you to anyone who is looking for musical instruments. Thank you

Alice Short

We are delighted with the order and making arrangements to ship to Zambia this week. Thanks again the quality is great and I can only imagine the excitement when the children get instruments in the three schools we support in Zambia.

Dave C Johnson (Carbon) (GB - MABS)
Meggitt PLC

Everything was brilliant, thank you no problems at all.

Halimah
Bradford - United Response

I am very pleased with my order – all the instruments are great fun to use…and experiment with.

Clare Cowan

I ordered the drums sets and my grandson nearly two is loving them he also plays on the big drum I bought from you for my granddaughter.

Lorraine

We’ve had great service and I will certainly recommend to other settings.

Louise Meredith
Horsley Woodhouse pre-school

Thank you for sending the wonderful instrument set to my grandchildren, which is much appreciated by all. I have no hesitation in recommending both you and your instrument kits.

Daphne Roach

Thank you, everything was just as hoped for!

Jill Oldham

We did receive our drums, thank you, and the children are enjoying them. We will be placing another order for some larger drums in the next week or two.

Amanda Anakie
Little Elms Beckenham

They are perfect for our needs! I’d be grateful for more bachi as soon as you can supply them. They’re getting serious use!!!

David Powell
Upbeat Music and Arts

All was fine and the drums are fab!

Kath Borer
Little Star

The instruments we received were fantastic the music the children are making is great and we are having such fun!

Shirley Phillips
Tiggywinkles Nursery

Order arrived some time ago and I am delighted with the instrumentts, particularly the Jumbie Jams! All arrived well packed and in perfect condition. Many thanks!

Joe Loughlin
The Gathering Drum

All of the items arrived okay.

Emma Foster

All items received and are well used! Thank you, and we look forward to placing another order with you.

Patricia Winifred

I love this product and me and my baby are still enjoying it.

Shira Luk-Zilberman

Everything arrived safely. The children have enjoyed using the new drums this week for the first time.The storage bags have proven very useful, with the padded layers especially.

Scott Welcomme
Upton Junior

The items are fantastic – the children are itching to play.

Louise Meredith
Horsley Woodhouse pre-school

The two sets of drums we ordered were fantastic as was the service.

Alison Wakeford
Early Explorers Pre School

The information sheet is very helpful with good ideas. The number of instruments was perfect for the family. Great product and the children really enjoy playing their instruments.

Catherine Hawkins

The instruments were for two ethnic minority groups to sustain a course that we delivered to enhance their health and wellbeing by meeting together to sing. It was a huge success and they are sustaining the courses by using the instruments and singing what they learnt in the course.They have enjoyed it so much that they are sourcing extra funding to employ a tutor. Thanks!

Linda Lawless
Southampton City Council

The order sent here was received with no problems.

Soo Panayi
Eduzone Ltd

I would like to compliment you on your QC procedures. I will definitely be happy to recommend you to the other nursery managers in my company.

Jessica
Toad Hall Nursery Ealing

We’ve received the drums and are very happy with them. So much so we’ve ordered some more!

David Rose
Bedford Borough Council

We are loving the steel drums.

Jude Moseley
Trenance Learning Academy
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