Class Instrument Sets
A complete teaching & learning approach; not just instruments . . .
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.
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- 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.
My order arrived promptly & safely.
I’m delighted with the instruments & the children enjoy exploring making music with them.
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”.
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.
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.
We are loving the steel drums.
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.
Our drums arrived safe snd sound and have been a fabulous addition to our music resource.
It’s all fine.
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.
A set of Ceng Ceng playing together are a visually strong image.
It arrived safely thank you and we are very pleased with them.
The children absolutely love the equipment
We were really pleased with the variety of the instruments
My daughter had seen your music boxes at school and is now delighted to have her own at home.
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.
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.
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.
I unpacked the order today – looks great, can’t wait to use them, thank you so much!
Small percussion instruments are more than just Shakers – they can be extremely useful and played in a variety of ways.
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.
We are very happy with the items you have sent us.
We have received our order and everything is fine.
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.
These additional Ceng Ceng are a great top up for an existing Gamelan class pack, or to add to your existing classroom percussion.
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.
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.
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.
Introducing a group of percussion instruments that can be shaken, struck and tapped will aid aural exploration in early years.
Everyone is really pleased with our new music resources. We will definitely place more orders in the future.
The children really love the items so a big thank you.
We’ve received the drums and are very happy with them. So much so we’ve ordered some more!
I received my goods very promptly and have used some of the songs in my teaching which were very successful
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
Adding Indonesian hand percussion to any Gamelan group adds layers of interest to the sound and broadens pupils’ understanding – all for very low cost.
The drums are lovely. Thanks again,
Adding percussion to any Steel Pan group adds layers of interest to the sound and broadens pupils’ understanding – all for very low cost.
The children and staff are thoroughly enjoying using the Little Hands Starter Basket and the Egg Basket. All arrived in perfect condition.
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.
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!
I am very pleased with my order – all the instruments are great fun to use…and experiment with.
All items received and are well used! Thank you, and we look forward to placing another order with you.
Small and compact, these instruments can be stored away easily.
The products are lovely.
I love this product and me and my baby are still enjoying it.
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.
All great, thank you, very pleased with all the instruments and the service
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.
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
Everything arrived safely and my son is thrilled with his nursery starter kit and has had many hours of fun with it!
Thank you, everything was just as hoped for!
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.
All received promptly thankyou. Very attractive items & pleased with them so far.
All was fine and the drums are fab!
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.
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.
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.
All of the items arrived okay.
The kit came on time and its great, thank you.
The order arrived safely and the instruments are lovely and just what I need.
Adding hand percussion to a djembe group will add layers of interest to the sound and broadens pupils’ understanding – all for very low cost.
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
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.
The instruments we received were fantastic the music the children are making is great and we are having such fun!
The children love them.
Everything arrived safely and in good condition.
An excellent choice to bolster your existing classroom percussion, or to top up your steel pan collection with some alternative instruments for timbre variation.
Adding hand percussion to a Djembe group adds layers of interest to the sound and broadens pupils’ understanding – all for very low cost.
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
Everything was fine.
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.
Everything was brilliant, thank you no problems at all.
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.
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.
I’m very happy with the instruments, looking forward to using them at my school this year, the kids love the steel pans especially!
The order arrived safely and we are very pleased with the product. Thank you.
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!!!
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.
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.
All the instruments are lovely & better than what I imagined them to be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love your instruments.
Thanks for the quick and easy checkout and delivery of the drums. Look forward to ordering more next year.
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.
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.
We have not had much time to play with them yet!! But the drum sounds really lovely!
Thank you for supplying such beautiful instrument for our children to use.
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.
Thank you. I received the order and am very pleased with it.
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.
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.
All arrived safely and are much used by the staff and children on a daily basis thank you.
Everything’s great – my Yr 8s especially like the ‘thunder’ tube-spring!