Instruments & Accessories

Beautiful, tactile musical instruments from around the world

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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.

  • 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

Bang Bang, Kazakhstan.

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

Frances Robertson
Conisborough College

Everything arrived on time and the staff and children having been enjoying all the instruments.

H Lachlan
The Udder Pre School

It was superb, delivery was exceptional and products spot on.

Ben Mayers

Everything brilliant!

David Powell

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.

Dr. Mehmet Engin Uysal

The products are lovely.

Debbie Lewis

The instruments are wonderful! Children like them very much!

Zane Kriumane

The instruments were as usual beautiful and a pleasure to receive. Top, personal service from the ever helpful Hilary.

Alex Clark

Everything was fabulous!

Natalie Swearman
Coppice School

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.

Dave C Johnson (Carbon) (GB - MABS)
Meggitt PLC

All fine, Thank you.

Christine Gill
Education, Learning & Families Plymouth City Council

Your customer service was excellent.

Doug Fleming
Lomond School

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.

Sally Cutler
Euan Cunningham, Dulwich Picture Gallery

Everything was fine.

Jane Smith

I have been delighted with everything from Sound Children. Many thanks to Andy for his patience with me.

Megan Morris

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.

Annie Gale

I am very happy with the instruments.
When budget allows, I will look to add to my collection!

Tristessa Åberg
International School of the Stockholm Region

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.

Jean Honour

The products I ordered were lovely.

Kerry Dewhurst
Lancashire County Council

Everything is ok. Thank you. I’ll place a new order soon.

Deborah Rosenlum
Baby Music

Everything was great thank you and the children really loved them.

Many thanks and will be ordering again for next Christmas.

Debs Hughes
The Music Train

All great thanks!


All received. One item was broken, but quickly replaced, so thanks very much!

Ros Woodin

Everything arrived safely and was more than up to my expectations.

Neil McAllister
Instrumental Music Service, West Dunbartonshire Council

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.

Lorena Zurbano

Excellent service as usual. Thank you.

Vivienne Ware
Child Songs

We have received everything. Thank you for your help.

Geanina Cucu
Akiva School

My giant basket of wonderful instruments arrived yesterday and I am really pleased and the children love them.

Laura Fradsham

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.

Helena Broadbent
Forest Explorers

The djembes and the shakers arrived safely and have already been enjoyed by our pupils.
Thankyou very much.

Florence Vastel
Grimes Dyke Primary School

The items I received on this order arrived safely and were up to my expectations

Anna Martel

All has gone smoothly. Thanks for your assistance

Terri-Anne Parry
Center Parcs Limited

All of the items arrived okay.

Emma Foster

Everything was fabulous

Natalie Swearman
Coppice School

I received my order very quickly and I was really pleased with everything. The children love all the different musical instruments, thank you!!

Kerry Parkin

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).

Kate Andersen

The products reached us quickly and were packaged very well. No problems at all, an excellent service and products. Thanks

Jo Palmer

They arrived super quick in time for the Early Years Conference!Thank you for such quality instruments and amazing service!

Pippa Pixley

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.

Tyrone Lowe
Gladesmore Community School

They work well thank you. I was able to use them in the summer playschemes.

Jane Butler

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.

Jane Butler
The ordering was smooth and easy and the instruments are now being put to good use. I cannot think of any improvements that are needed.
Anna Martel

All arrived safely and excellent customer service as always. Thank you

Vivienne Ware
Child Song

We are very happy with the instruments and the service you provide.

Lucy J Cole
Dorset Music Service

The order arrived on the day I asked for and everything was fine. I am particularly pleased with the small djembe drums.

Frances Maddex
Music Train

Everything arrived and very quickly thank you.
The children love the new instruments.

Suzanne Spencer

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.

Louise Gibson

Your service is great and I really love you instruments and usually the sound is great.

Deborah Rosenlum
Baby Music

We have received our order and everything is fine.

Dr. Layla Makkawi
Orphan Welfare Society-Saida

All items were received promptly and are absolutely fantastic.
Thankyou so much for such brilliant service, I will definitely order again in the future!

Harriet Pridmore

It all arrived safely and swiftly and we are very satisfied, as ever.

Lesley Schatzberger

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.

Joanna Moon

We love the dream drum!

Liz Lenten
Scarlet Media

The drums arrived safely and everything met our expectations. Thank you very much.

Helen Humphries

Everything was in order and delivered quickly and efficiently.

Michelle Woolfenden
Hackney Learning Trust

Everything perfect as usual.

Vivienne Ware

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.

Sally Cutler
Euan Cunningham

Thank you for such a prompt response and excellent service. I am very pleased with the instruments which will certainly appeal to the children.

Karen Elvidge

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.

Yukie Smith

All arrived thank you.
Great service!

Emily Tully

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!

Liz Lenten
Scarlet Community Music Club

The products I ordered were lovely

Kerry Dewhurst

We are delighted with the drums, cases and the services received from Drums to Schools and would be happy to recommend you.

Anna Lazenbury
The Loyne Specialist School

All instruments are with me in Belgrade :). I will consider the possibility to promote them here in Serbia.

Nana Majstorovic

We love the dream drum! (amazing how this instrument can silence a class of 30 noisy kids in a heart beat!)

Liz Lenten
Scarlet Community Music Club

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

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.

Pauline Lympany
HT Drumming

Everything was great!

Deborah Rosenlum
Baby Music

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.

Orsolya Schreiner

All is good.

Cheryl Chia
Brain Fit Studio

It’s all fine.

Jackie Maguire
Colourstrings Music with Jackie

The package of instruments arrived safe and in good time.

Selina Myareves
University of New England (UNE)

It arrived perfectly, thank you so much I love them 🙂

David Scarna

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.

Debbie Nickerson
Play to Z Ltd

They were great and came quickly!!

Cath Narey
Pocklington Community Junior School

We were very pleased with our order.

Debbie Nickerson
Play to Z Ltd

I have always been really pleased with all the products from
Drums for schools.

Karen Western
Cowley St Laurence Children's Centre

Many thanks for beautiful instruments! They are very, very nice.

Zane Kriumane

It was all perfect! thank you very much!!

Veronica Garcia Lucchetti

Our order exceeded expectations. We will definitely be ordering from you again! Many thanks and Happy Drumming!

Liz Miles
Newton Abbot Childcare

Product great we were very happy with the quality and service

Carole Baggaley

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.

Amanda Anakie
Little Elms Beckenham

Love your instruments.

Vicky Hook

My order arrived promptly & safely.
I’m delighted with the instruments & the children enjoy exploring making music with them.

Nirosha Dawsey

So far so good. Used them three times so far and they appear to be great

Tony Galuidi
Earthbeat Centre
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