Class Instrument Sets

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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.

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

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

Nirosha Dawsey

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

If you already have a set of Djembe, this add-on pack will let you add 5 more players to the group and extend everyone’s learning, all at very low cost.

Richard McKerron

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

We are loving the steel drums.

Jude Moseley
Trenance Learning Academy

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

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

Julie Coackley
Millennium Minis

It’s all fine.

Jackie Maguire
Colourstrings Music with Jackie

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

A set of Ceng Ceng playing together are a visually strong image.

Richard McKerron

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

Rebecca Kelleher
Coinstreet

The children absolutely love the equipment

Jemma Smith
Kidsplay Childcare

We were really pleased with the variety of the instruments

Kayleigh Pollard
Cobholm and Lichfield Childcare Centre

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

Cheryl Thomas

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

Ensuring that every student has access to an instrument will keep them focussed. Additional instruments will allow more students to play the same part, which can assist with building confidence.

Richard McKerron

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

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

Georgina Reynolds
Broadford Primary School

Small percussion instruments are more than just Shakers – they can be extremely useful and played in a variety of ways.

Richard McKerron

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 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

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

These additional Ceng Ceng are a great top up for an existing Gamelan class pack, or to add to your existing classroom percussion.

Richard McKerron

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

With this pack you will be able to begin to employ the Percussion Buddies approach to your class. It will help you create a wide range of musical colours and textures to you music making.

Andy Gleadhill

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

Introducing a group of percussion instruments that can be shaken, struck and tapped will aid aural exploration in early years.

Richard McKerron

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

Lynne Tomlinson
Marshlane Playschool

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

Dorothy Williams

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

David Rose
Bedford Borough Council

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

Adding Indonesian hand percussion to any Gamelan group adds layers of interest to the sound and broadens pupils’ understanding – all for very low cost.

Andy Gleadhill

The drums are lovely. Thanks again,

Rita Daly
Rocking Robins

Adding percussion to any Steel Pan group adds layers of interest to the sound and broadens pupils’ understanding – all for very low cost.

Andy Gleadhill

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

Kirsty Walker

With this ad-on pack you will be able to begin to employ the Percussion Buddies approach to any Gamelan lesson. It will help you create a wide range of musical colours and textures to you music making.

Andy Gleadhill

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

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

Clare Cowan

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

Patricia Winifred

Small and compact, these instruments can be stored away easily.

Richard McKerron

The products are lovely.

Debbie Lewis

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

Shira Luk-Zilberman

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

Kate / Lee Barnard

The book that come with this set will show you how to add hand percussion to any ensemble – not just to African Drumming. Extensive online audio and video support is included.

Richard McKerron

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

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

Thank you, everything was just as hoped for!

Jill Oldham

With this ad-on pack you will be able to begin to employ the Percussion Buddies approach to any Steel Pan lesson. It will help you create a wide range of musical colours and textures to you music making.

Andy Gleadhill

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

David Percy-Griffiths
The Norwich Road Nursery

All was fine and the drums are fab!

Kath Borer
Little Star

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

This is an great way to extend your classroom percussion. The pack contains the same instruments as found in the larger Djembe class packs, and can be used in exactly the same way.

Richard McKerron

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

All of the items arrived okay.

Emma Foster

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

Sarah Metcalfe

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

Karen Laidler
Lydiate Primary School

Adding hand percussion to a djembe group will add layers of interest to the sound and broadens pupils’ understanding – all for very low cost.

Andy Gleadhill

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

If you already have a set of djembes, this add-on pack will let you add 10 more players to the group and extend everyone’s learning, all at very low cost.

Andy Gleadhill

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

Shirley Phillips
Tiggywinkles Nursery
“Your instruments have helped us to make it extra fun and interactive.”
Helen Oliver

The children love them.

Kath Greenwood
St Philomena's CP School

Everything arrived safely and in good condition.

Thorunn Jonsdottir
FAFU

An excellent choice to bolster your existing classroom percussion, or to top up your steel pan collection with some alternative instruments for timbre variation.

Richard McKerron

Adding hand percussion to a Djembe group adds layers of interest to the sound and broadens pupils’ understanding – all for very low cost.

Richard McKerron

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

Everything was fine.

Jane Smith

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

Everything was brilliant, thank you no problems at all.

Halimah
Bradford - United Response

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 Ceng Ceng have larger wool pom-pom style handles with allow for a study grip, as well as flexibility of movement for the instrument itself.

Richard McKerron

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

Jane Millett
Weston Way Nursery School

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 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

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

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

Jessica Bindra
Ealing Toad Hall Nursery

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

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

My Percussion Buddies Book will show you how to add hand percussion to ANY ensemble – not just to African Drumming. Extensive online audio and video support is included.

Andy Gleadhill

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

With this pack you will be able to use the Percussion Buddies approach to greatly expand the number of pupils actively taking part in the music making. It will help you create a wide range of musical colours and textures to you music making.

Andy Gleadhill

Love your instruments.

Vicky Hook

Thanks for the quick and easy checkout and delivery of the drums. Look forward to ordering more next year.

Sarah Martin
Yellow Dot Nursery

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

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

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

Jagaddhatri
The Manor Pre School

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

Christine Mare
Woodentots Montessori

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

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

Susan Blanch

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

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

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

Margaret Lloyd
Margaret Lloyd Playgroup

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

Tom Wiggall
Surbiton High School
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