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With a full Gamelan ensemble you could teach effectively through actual performance, establish a solid after school club and develop the identity of music within your school or establishment.

Richard McKerron

The repetitive nature of Gamelan music can become calming and relaxing for listeners and participants.

Richard McKerron

We are delighted with the Djembes in every way – the quality, the ease of use, the teachers guide and the way the children have responded to them.

Emma Marshall
Havelock Academy

Our order arrived in order.

Zaida Pfister
Institut auf dem Rosenberg

Different melodic layers which have a similar trunk melody can be put together easily with the metallophones playing in pairs.

Richard McKerron

It’s really fun and it’s good for organisation, listening and multi -tasking.

King Edward’s Junior School

A comprehensive pack for whole class use containing a vast array of tuned percussion in the form of light, portable metallophones.

Richard McKerron

A great selection for small groups or clubs that have a varied attendance each week, the extra Ceng Ceng cymbals can be employed to support any developmental on the other instruments.

Richard McKerron

Thoughts from our Year 5 children on playing the Gamelan:-
• It’s good because you get to experience what people play in other countries
• I feel special when I do it
• It calms we down in a way, makes me feel happy and special and I like doing it
• It makes you forget everything and concentrate on the sound

Mary Edwards
King Edward’s Junior School

Small carousel work within a withdrawal group can be played out with this class pack, giving every student the opportunity to play, teach and learn.

Richard McKerron

This is the best pack for full Whole-Class Instrumental Lessons with Gamelan. Every player is engaged throughout every lesson employing the Percussion Buddies approach. Using a wide range of authentic Gamelan instruments pupils will be able to master a range of Gamelan tunes ready for performance.

Andy Gleadhill

This is the best pack for full Whole-Class Instrumental Lessons with Gamelan. Every player is engaged throughout every lesson employing the Percussion Buddies approach. Using a wide range of authentic Gamelan instruments pupils will be able to master a range of Gamelan tunes ready for performance.

Andy Gleadhill

Everything has arrived safely, and is as expected! I’ve had great fun trying the instruments out, and I should be using them in a teaching unit very soon. I have no suggestions for improvement in service, as everything was excellent. I shall be recommending you to others.

Peter Bridgwood
The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy

A solid entry level pack to begin exploring Gamelan in conjunction with your existing percussive equipment.

Richard McKerron

Thank you very much for all your help and support. The instruments have arrived and the children are fascinated, Year 6 can’t wait for their lesson on Monday! The Gamelan is a great addition to our department and adds greatly to our steps to becoming more culturally aware and diverse.

Emma Stretch
Belmont Grosvenor School

The instruments can be used together as an ensemble, or divided up within the class for composition work and sound exploration.

Richard McKerron

The lightweight nature and smaller size of the instruments in this pack allows them to be stored away efficiently, as well as being affordable.

Richard McKerron

This is the best pack for full Whole-Class Instrumental Lessons with Gamelan. Every player is engaged throughout every lesson employing the Percussion Buddies approach. Using a wide range of authentic Gamelan instruments pupils will be able to master a range of Gamelan tunes ready for performance.

Andy Gleadhill

A great choice for small ensemble work or an after school club at an affordable price, with smaller, lighter metallophones ideal for Primary.

Richard McKerron

A great choice for classroom use when storage space is limited, these units are sturdy and portable and provide enough key instruments for a standard class, supported by twenty sets of Ceng Ceng.

Richard McKerron

The three different gong sizes punctuate the main patterns discretely, highlighting whereabouts in the music the group is based on the pitch played.

Richard McKerron

More complex concepts, such as syncopation, can be explored with Gamelan, given the end-weighted nature of the music.

Richard McKerron

Listening and improvising skills can be improved as every instrument plays a unique part of the whole.

Richard McKerron

The three metallophones have some melodic crossover, allowing for just over three octaves to be covered.

Richard McKerron

A good starting point for building up a Gamelan ensemble over time, additional metallophones and other instruments can be purchased separately at a later date.

Richard McKerron

The addition of the Gamelan in year 5 has now broadened the children’s musical awareness of how music works and is experienced in and through ‘non-western’ cultures and especially through the more aural traditions that exist within these musical genres.

Mary Edwards
King Edward’s Junior School

Light and manoeuvrable, this pack can be reasonably moved around the establishment to be made use of by a wide range of students.

Richard McKerron

Gamelan music is inclusive and a role for every ability can be found, from complex counter melodies to simple pulse work.

Richard McKerron

An outstanding array of instruments ideal for installation and whole class workshops, or for splitting between classes to double the impact in conjunction with your existing instruments.

Richard McKerron

At a class assembly our Year 3 and 4 children dazzled the school and visiting parents with their gamelan performance. The children not only love the music -especially the gong, but also the etiquette rituals that surround the orchestra.

Carolina Bowie
Victoria First School

With a full Budget Gamelan ensemble you can flexibly teach whole class activities as well as assemblies and performances.

Richard McKerron

Gamelan music teaches students disciplined group playing, good listening skills and introduces then to a new world of sounds and musical colours

Andy Gleadhill

The end-weighted nature of Gamelan music can open other interesting avenues for composition work.

Richard McKerron

The colourful and visually spectacular Gamelan has added another dimension of music making to the curriculum.

Mary Edwards
King Edward’s Junior School

Students will be impressed with their own abilities and recognise their progress at key points, for instance when they master the muting technique.

Richard McKerron

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

We are completely satisfied. The products arrived quickly and with sufficient packaging.

Todd Bevan
Cambridgeshire Music Outreach Team

Small group work in audio exploration can be carried out effectively with a class pack of this size.

Richard McKerron

It’s a great feeling that we are sharing a different county’s musical culture.

King Edward’s Junior School

The ornate metallophones in this class pack will look impressive when performed as guests arrive to open days and parents’ evenings.

Richard McKerron

The Gong selection in this pack is impressive, with the largest Gong emitting a powerful, warm, deep thrum.

Richard McKerron

It calms me down, makes me feel happy and special and I like doing it.

King Edward’s Junior School

The best pack to begin the adventure of playing and enjoying authentic Indonesian Gamelan music. Every thing you need to get started with the beautiful Asia music, all at very low cost.

Andy Gleadhill

Gamelan instruments in your school or establishment will help students to generate an interest in other cultures around the world.

Richard McKerron

A sturdy choice for performances and composition planning, the instruments are solid and portable and the extra Ceng Ceng add an extra timbre to the music.

Richard McKerron

A great entry level pack to begin exploring the ideas behind Gamelan, which can also complement your own classroom percussion.

Richard McKerron

From the very start even beginners with no previous musical experience can be part of making this wonderful Gamelan music.

Andy Gleadhill

An efficient choice for whole class activities, the ten main instruments can be played in carousel whilst the other twenty performers can critique and assist whilst playing supporting rhythms on the Ceng Ceng.

Richard McKerron

We have received our order and everything is fine.

Dr. Layla Makkawi
Orphan Welfare Society-Saida

The versatility of the Bonang in this pack is a boon, and can be used to support any melody part, as a time keeper, or for free improvisation.

Richard McKerron

The portability and size of the instruments in this set means that less dedicated storage or performance space is required compared to the larger collections.

Richard McKerron

An impressive showcase collection for small performances which could also encourage audience participation via the additional Ceng Ceng supplied.

Richard McKerron

In showcase performances or as background music as guests arrive for open days or other events, Gamelan music will give a unique cultural edge to the school.

Richard McKerron

Delighted, thank you. They are super and the students love them

Alison Townley
International School of Aberdeen (ISA)

Gamelan music is simple to learn, and a challenge to perfect. It is immediately accessible to all.

Richard McKerron

A wonderful option for small ensemble performances, showcases and community clubs with an impressive gong selection and ornate metallophones.

Richard McKerron

A comprehensive pack for whole class use containing a vast array of tuned percussion in the form of sturdy, yet portable metallophones.

Richard McKerron

With this pack pupils can begin the adventure of playing and enjoying authentic Indonesian Gamelan music. Every thing you need to get started with the beautiful Asia music, all at very low cost. Employing the Percussion Buddies approach all the players are actively involved in the music making.

Andy Gleadhill

A straight-forward collection of instruments, with five pairs of Ceng Ceng you can create main performers and audience on rotation with a group of ten students.

Richard McKerron

With a larger selection of instruments, an after school club can become an effective musical experience for many.

Richard McKerron

An excellent starting point for creating a Gamelan ensemble, this set has the look and can be added to in future years.

Richard McKerron

An excellent choice for classroom work and composition, or an after school club and performances. The metallophones in this pack are both sturdy and portable.

Richard McKerron

We are enjoying our gamelan very much.

Carolina Bowie
Victoria CE Infant and Nursery School

A full Gamelan ensemble would allow you to Teach by example as well as give impressive performance at shows and events.

Richard McKerron

An elegant showpiece and excellent starting point to exploring Gamelan, performance and composition.

Richard McKerron

With two of each size metallophone in this set, students can support each other whilst playing the same pattern in pairs. A supportive mentoring system can be established between peers.

Richard McKerron

We have been delighted with the service from everyone we have dealt with at Drums for Schools.

Emma Marshall
Havelock Academy

With three gongs this pack allows players to fully experience the adventure of playing and enjoying authentic Indonesian Gamelan music, all at very low cost. Employing the Percussion Buddies approach all the players are actively involved in the music making.

Andy Gleadhill

A great choice for community groups, showcases and schools, the Premium instruments are of solid, ornate design with powerful gongs, backed up by a generous run of Ceng Ceng cymbals.

Richard McKerron

We have received everything and are happy with your service.

Jennifer Haselbach
International School ULM/NEU-ULM, Germany

With this pack pupils can begin the adventure of playing and enjoying authentic Indonesian Gamelan music. Every thing you need to get started with the beautiful Asia music, all at very low cost.

Andy Gleadhill
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