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African Drumming

Best Value Teaching Sets, Instruments, Storage Solutions, Accessories and Teaching Support

Everything you need to set up and run highly effective Club, Group and Whole Class teaching and learning in African Drumming: Best Value Teaching Packs, Pack Add-ons, Storage Solutions, Teaching Resources, plus high quality individual Instruments and Accessories.

The Drums for Schools collaborative learning approach engages pupils of every ability and background and helps them develop a range of vital Life Skills as well as covering all the requirements of the UK and IB syllabuses.

The approach can be taught by ANY teacher, not just by music specialists, and the teaching guides take teacher and pupils from basics to first performance in just a term of lessons.

Drums for Schools are specialist suppliers of African Drumming teaching and learning resources to schools, community settings and musicians.

All the instruments and sets in our African Drumming range have been designed for serious, long term use, and have been tried and tested in schools in the UK and all around the world.

The sets provide the best value and best supported solution for schools, individuals and community settings and are fully guaranteed and supported by extensive online resources: lesson plans, cultural background, “how to play” videos and audio tracks.

Every thing arrived well and in good time and students are enjoying working with the equipment.
Thank you for the prompt supply.

Maria-Brigid Ryan.
Baycroft School

We are very pleased with the drums and percussion instruments. Very pleased with your service.

Lorraine
Blackhall Nursery

This is a great choice for small group percussion work exploring dynamics and timbre with the Shakers and Djembe together.

Richard McKerron

If your budget is limited, look no further. This low cost set gives you everything you need to engage smaller classes and groups by splitting the players into buddy threes, so that each pupil learns 3 parts and everyone is actively involved.

Andy Gleadhill

Perfect for starting an after school club or for adding more Djembe to your class line-up.

Richard McKerron

African Drumming includes and engages everyone with all abilities backgrounds and even the hard to reach.

Richard McKerron

Love your instruments.

Vicky Hook

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 communication and advice about which drums to buy etc was excellent and very useful.

Mrs Emily Edwards
Lowerplace Primary School

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

Perfect for starting an after school club or for adding more djembes to your class line-up.

Andy Gleadhill

The music teacher is thrilled with his drums so it appears all is good thank you.

Bev Carter
Rowner Junior School

Less confident students can begin using a small Shaker whilst being led by a confident Djembe player, then progress to a larger instrument over time.

Richard McKerron

This pack is perfect for clubs, small classes and for expanding the number of learners involved in music making. The Percussion Buddies approach lets you engage many more pupils on a budget.

Andy Gleadhill

Your drums are absolutely fine

Roisin Cornwell
Laxton Junior

They are great, really happy

Nick Fletcher
Rowdeford School

I am looking forward to developing my own skills and teaching schemes.

Mrs Emily Edwards
Lowerplace Primary School

The Djembe are sized for secondary and adult hands.

Richard McKerron

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

Sarah Martin
Yellow Dot Nursery

These Djembes will withstand daily classroom use, for long period of time.

Richard McKerron

The teachers are delighted with the drums

Peter Desmond
Haringey Council

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

African Drumming develops listening, teamwork and many important Life Skills.

Andy Gleadhill

All very happy!

Diana Armstrong
Cavendish Primary School

If you already have a set of djembes, this add-on pack will let you add 15 more players to the group and extend everyone’s learning, all at very low cost.

Andy Gleadhill

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

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

This class pack comes with its own dedicated basket which is the ideal storage solution for multiple hand percussion instruments.

Richard McKerron

A fantastic way to extend your classroom percussion. By adding this class pack to your existing Djembe and hand percussion equipment you could stretch your resources across two classes at once, increasing the instrument contact time with the students.

Richard McKerron

The djembes arrived safely.

Samantha Roach
Forest School

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

Percussion work can lead to an increase in well-being, as a sense of belonging is create when a whole group plays the same patterns in time with one another.

Richard McKerron

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

These djembes will withstand daily classroom use, year after year after year.

Andy Gleadhill

Everything is great.

Trevor Iles

With a large selection of hand percussion you could lead sessions with classes where only these instruments are used. This will make students really focus on rhythm and timbre more than dynamics.

Richard McKerron

African Drumming includes and engages everyone: all abilities, and backgrounds and even the hard to reach.

Andy Gleadhill

The ideal pack to instantly turn any instrumental lesson into a Whole-Class music lesson. Using the percussion instruments and the Percussion Buddies approach you will greatly expand the number of pupils actively taking part in the class music making.

Andy Gleadhill

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

Thank you, they arrived safely and they were as we expected.

Jeanette Daniels
St Joseph's RC Primary School

We received the drums in very good time and have no problems. Thanks for the prompt and reliable service.

John Westmore
Hollickwood School

Perfect for starting an after school club, small performances at showcases, open days or fetes or for adding more Djembes to your class line-up.

Richard McKerron

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

Richard McKerron

Pitch can be explored through the use of different sized Djembe, and pitch, dynamics and duration can be added with the accompanying small percussion.

Richard McKerron

EVERY pupil can be involved in hands-on music making throughout the whole lesson with these buddies packs. Two of my teaching guides and extensive online support are included,

Andy Gleadhill

Fantastic, thanks! No problems at all.

John Haslam

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

Just to let you know that the drums arrived yesterday and they are just sooooooo beautiful!
I can’t believe how tactile and inviting they are – couldn’t resist a little bash at one of them and was bowled over by at the sound produced by even my tentative taps, so can’t wait to hear 15 children (and one school secretary!?) let loose on them all at once! They’re going to love them!

Anna Breen
Loreto Convent School Gibraltar

Thank you! Everything is fine

Julia Handscombe
Crown Meadow First

We are happy with the order that we received

Sue Bradshaw
Park Lane Primary School and Nursery

The pack mixes djembes with specially selected percussion instruments to create an authentic African sound.

Andy Gleadhill

With this pack you can create a wide range of musical colours and textures to compliment the drums.

Andy Gleadhill

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

Julie Coackley
Millennium Minis

Great service and great products- They have been tried and tested by three groups already and everyone gave a thumbs up for quality and playability!

Mark Scoones
Nature in Mind Framework

A great choice for small group work to help increase confidence and communication in less social students.

Richard McKerron

I am absolutely delighted with the drums and so are my Form V pupils who have been the first to try them! I am particularly impressed by the storage cases and the book that you sent as it has enabled me to begin teaching techniques even though I have only attended one drumming workshop before.

Lesley Wilson
Seaton House School

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

Thank you to one of your employees who contacted me to point out that iId ordered some wrong sized hats and a correction was made which saved time.
Great, Its nice to have real people to talk to rather than machines!

Sioned Cofisbach
Cofis Bach

We have received our order and are very happy with the drums. They are perfect for Key Stage 2 children, who are all enjoying playing them. They are easy to store and carry around and make a surprisingly good range of sounds for their size.

Mrs Emily Edwards
Lowerplace Primary School

You will soon see how your students musical understanding and ability to play with others improves as they enjoy the many benefits of group ensemble playing.

Andy Gleadhill

All was fine and the drums are fab!

Kath Borer
Little Star

We are very happy with the drums that you have provided.

Jason Slope
Kettering Buccleuch Academy

All good thanks! Prompt service as always!

David Powell
Upbeat Music and Arts Service Ltd

Thank you for the drums – they are fantastic and we are very pleased with them.

Louise Vane
Johanna Primary School

Everything was fine with the order. It arrived quickly and the staff who are going to use the drums and other items were very pleased with them.

Craig Brown
Resources Department Newark & Sherwood Day Service, Nottinghamshire County Council

Everything was satisfactory with my order

Jacqueline Henderson
Internationella Engelska Skolan AB

The pack comes with a storage basket, the ideal solution for keeping all your small percussion together.

Richard McKerron
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