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.

In this pack you will find all the correct instruments for producing the finest Samba sounds. It comes with a teachers guide with 10 Samba tunes that the students will love to play.

Andy Gleadhill

A full set of fifteen Steel Pans could be used in a classroom setting for an entire scheme of work, or as a great after school club.

Richard McKerron

Ten Steel Pans create a great opportunity to focus on the development of smaller groups of students, or half sized class groups. With the addition of ten percussion instruments, a buddy and coaching system can be established also.

Richard McKerron

We are very pleased with our Samba kit and it has been used a lot since our purchase in KS3 class music lessons as well as a Samba band parade at our School Sports day.

Samantha Wood
The Petersfield School

With extra Ceng Ceng in place you can create both performers and listeners in rotation, allowing students to consolidate their learning more effectively.

Richard McKerron
  • Overall Winner "All Other Resources" 2016 Primary Teacher Awards GOLD
  • 2016 Practical Pre-School Awards GOLD
  • Nursery World Awards Winner 2010
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  • Sound Sense The voice of community music
  • SAME Scottish Association for Music Education
  • Music Mark Influencing Supporting & Connecting
  • MMA Music Teaching Professionals
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  • ISME International Society for Music Education
  • BESA British Educational Suppliers Association