Instruments & Accessories
Beautiful, tactile musical instruments from around the world
Our instruments come from many of the world’s cultures and regions: Africa, South East Asia, South America, the Caribbean, Japan . . .
And what they all have in common is that they’re easy to play: it’s possible to make a satisfying sound within minutes, and in most cases to master the basics in less than an hour. This makes them perfect musical instruments for educational and community use, as well as for individual playing at home, as it means that the physical and mental benefits of music-making begin on day one.
You’ll find below a very wide range of musical instruments and also some useful accessories, designed to make the instruments even more accessible.
Do visit our Teaching Resources section for lots of mainly free teaching and learning support – videos, audio, cultural info, lesson plans and more.
All Drums for Schools instruments and accessories are fully guaranteed – please see product info for full details.
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- Inclusive, high quality musical instruments from world cultures
- Accessible and easy to play - master basic techniques in minutes
- Specially designed for long term use in educational settings
- World-leading teaching resources freely available online
All items are in good condition
The order arrived in great condition and up to expectations. I am already using them as part of a year 9 samba project and as part of the school batteria. Many thanks for the great service and excellent value for money. I will be recommending Drums For Schools to my fellow music teachers in different schools
Everything arrived on time and the staff and children having been enjoying all the instruments.
It was superb, delivery was exceptional and products spot on.
Everything arrived safely and I’m very pleased with all it all. Thanks again for the great service and instruments.
Everything is okay and safe.
The products are lovely.
The instruments are wonderful! Children like them very much!
The instruments were as usual beautiful and a pleasure to receive. Top, personal service from the ever helpful Hilary.
Everything was fabulous!
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 fine, Thank you.
Your customer service was excellent.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for your very speedy delivery and excellent instruments. I am so pleased with them and look forward to seeing the children use them at the workshop on Sunday.
Everything was fine.
I have been delighted with everything from Sound Children. Many thanks to Andy for his patience with me.
Absolutely love the stuff we bought from you. Thank you! We’ve had loads of fun with it, playing along to loud music on the iPod.
I am very happy with the instruments.
When budget allows, I will look to add to my collection!
Very pleased with your instruments and the speed of delivery. They’ve proved popular with my learning disabled groups, particularly the Shaman Drum and the Gamelans. Will definitely order more when funds permit.
The products I ordered were lovely.
Everything is ok. Thank you. I’ll place a new order soon.
Everything was great thank you and the children really loved them.
Many thanks and will be ordering again for next Christmas.
All great thanks!
All received. One item was broken, but quickly replaced, so thanks very much!
Everything arrived safely and was more than up to my expectations.
Great quality products with the most beautiful and funny sounds. Interesting, fun, surprising and pleasant.. The children will be amazed! I love the short films playing them that you have on the website. Very helpful.
Excellent service as usual. Thank you.
We have received everything. Thank you for your help.
My giant basket of wonderful instruments arrived yesterday and I am really pleased and the children love them.
Everything was delivered fine and extremely quickly. The early years children love the instruments, we have our own Forest School band and they work nicely with our forest xylophone and other homemade wooden instruments we have hanging in our trees.
Thank you very much, fantastic products at great prices.
The djembes and the shakers arrived safely and have already been enjoyed by our pupils.
Thankyou very much.
The items I received on this order arrived safely and were up to my expectations
All has gone smoothly. Thanks for your assistance
All of the items arrived okay.
Everything was fabulous
I received my order very quickly and I was really pleased with everything. The children love all the different musical instruments, thank you!!
We were very happy with both the service (we asked for the items to arrive in time for my daughter’s birthday party – they arrived in plenty of time) and with the quality of the items (they look beautiful and make a lovely sound).
The products reached us quickly and were packaged very well. No problems at all, an excellent service and products. Thanks
They arrived super quick in time for the Early Years Conference!Thank you for such quality instruments and amazing service!
Thank you so much for getting the goods to us so quickly, the kids had a fantastic summer school music experience because you guys were able to come through for us. This we deeply appreciate.
They work well thank you. I was able to use them in the summer playschemes.
The order came in very quickly, which was fabulous for me and I am very impressed with the quality of the instruments. They are working well.
All arrived safely and excellent customer service as always. Thank you
We are very happy with the instruments and the service you provide.
The order arrived on the day I asked for and everything was fine. I am particularly pleased with the small djembe drums.
Everything arrived and very quickly thank you.
The children love the new instruments.
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.
My order arrived extremely quickly, and in excellent order. Thank you. I look forward to doing business again soon.
Your service is great and I really love you instruments and usually the sound is great.
We have received our order and everything is fine.
All items were received promptly and are absolutely fantastic.
Thankyou so much for such brilliant service, I will definitely order again in the future!
It all arrived safely and swiftly and we are very satisfied, as ever.
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.
We love the dream drum!
The drums arrived safely and everything met our expectations. Thank you very much.
Everything was in order and delivered quickly and efficiently.
Everything perfect as usual.
All arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. I was impressed by the quality and the children loved the workshop I did with your instruments. I am a very happy customer.
Thank you for such a prompt response and excellent service. I am very pleased with the instruments which will certainly appeal to the children.
I thought I’d let you know that the music party was
very successful. Children loved coco drums especially! Thank you again for your support and help.
All arrived thank you.
Everything arrived promptly and safely – and we are delighted with the instruments – they are perfect for our needs – and really sound great.
Many thanks for a wonderful service!
The products I ordered were lovely
We are delighted with the drums, cases and the services received from Drums to Schools and would be happy to recommend you.
All instruments are with me in Belgrade :). I will consider the possibility to promote them here in Serbia.
We love the dream drum! (amazing how this instrument can silence a class of 30 noisy kids in a heart beat!)
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.
I have used some of the items at my drumming circles for children and adults for a sound session. They have been absolutely perfect. The rain sticks and ball shakers are superb value.
Everything was great!
We take great pleasure in the instruments: they are beautiful to look at, have a good feel in the hands and make wonderful sounds. My three year old daughter loves the tiny (5 cm) egg shakers and takes them along to her Suzuki group class. Thank you very much for making such nice artisan instruments available for us.
All is good.
It’s all fine.
The package of instruments arrived safe and in good time.
It arrived perfectly, thank you so much I love them 🙂
All was great, thank you. We were particularly happy with the painted frog scrapers so thank you for agreeing to hold the rest for us.
They were great and came quickly!!
We were very pleased with our order.
I have always been really pleased with all the products from
Drums for schools.
Many thanks for beautiful instruments! They are very, very nice.
It was all perfect! thank you very much!!
Our order exceeded expectations. We will definitely be ordering from you again! Many thanks and Happy Drumming!
Product great we were very happy with the quality and service
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.
Love your instruments.
My order arrived promptly & safely.
I’m delighted with the instruments & the children enjoy exploring making music with them.
So far so good. Used them three times so far and they appear to be great