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
Excellent service all round, really helpful and fast.  Hilary was very kind and the drums are brilliant.  Thank you!
Ann Russell

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

Mrs Emily Edwards
Lowerplace Primary School

Thanks, all equipment well received.

Music Hands

The Taiko pipe drum can also be used in African drumming groups as a Dundun drum or for use in any percussion ensemble.

Andy Gleadhill

Our music teacher was thrilled with the drums! And our “Samba Band” were very excited to get using them.

The service provided was excellent as you kept us updated on our order.

Kathryn Henderson
Prep Admin User
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