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Product Code: WP-clst23

Clapsticks (Claves) – 23cm

£5.00 exc VAT

£6.00 inc VAT

Age 6 - 18+

  • Instruments 1
  • Players 1
  • Buddies 1
  • L 4cm x W 4cm x H 23cm
  • Stock: 257
Quantity Discount (%) Price (exc VAT)
1 - 2 £5.00
3 - 4 5 % £4.75
5 - 9 10 % £4.50
10+ 15 % £4.25

Instruments don’t come much simpler (or more durable) than the ‘Clapsticks (Claves) – 23cm’.

There is no limit to the rhythms you can make and the sound is clear and loud enough to be heard above drumming groups. Clapsticks come in two sizes and this is the bigger version at 23cm (about 9 inches) long and suitable for players from around 6 years and older.

The clapsticks are finished with natural linseed oil.

The EAN of this product is 5060344031172

Here are links to other selections you may find useful:

  • image showing Drums for Schools early years clapsticks played by Andy Gleadhill
  • image showing Drums for Schools early years clapsticks played by Andy Gleadhill

Product Information

How to Play

To play, simply hold the painted ends of each stick lightly in each hand and knock the unpainted ends together. If you hold them too tightly you will find that most of the sound gets absorbed by your hands. The clapstick professionals hold one clapstick cupped in the palm of one hand (but raised from the palm by the fingertips) and use the other stick to hit it. This way minimises the vibration/sound loss and is well worth trying.


We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:

UK Locations

Orders up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.

Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.

Large orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for large orders and those with more fragile contents.

Please note:

  1. Above timings are from dispatch date. Time from placing your order will usually be one or two days longer, depending on the order and destination.
  2. Delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance. Please note that in these cases it’s fine to go ahead and place your order, and there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.
  3. For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.

International Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than about 1kg and large orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.

Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order prior to confirming shipping costs, and that there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you. Payment for international orders, including shipping costs, is required before dispatch of the goods.


Please let us know straight away if anything arrives damaged or otherwise in a substandard condition and we’ll be happy to replace it, refund the cost or provide you with an alternative product to your satisfaction. Speed is of the essence here as most courier companies will only accept responsibility for damage in transit if the damage is reported within 24 hours of delivery.

 In the event of damage, please take photographs, including any damage to the packaging, and email these to us ASAP.

Similarly, if an instrument  develops a fault within 12 months of purchase in the course of normal use (though excluding fair wear and tear), please let us know, and we’ll replace it or refund the cost. It’s also very helpful for us to see photos of the issue as this gives us solid information for changing the design, the production method or the packing materials.

But please do contact us before returning any damaged or substandard items. Once we’ve approved their return, please send to:  Drums for Schools Limited, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL 

We really appreciate your feedback in the case of faults (or if you think an instrument could be improved in any way) and we take all such feedback very seriously indeed.

We’ve recently discovered ‘Drums for Schools’ – and we are instantly impressed
by their customer service, product knowledge and the range and quality of their instruments. This is a real breakthrough for schools looking to explore multi-cultural music-making for small and large groups in an affordable way. We highly recommend ‘Drums for Schools’.

Brendon Renwick
Music for Schools Ltd

The service received from yourselves has been excellent and the drums and percussion instruments received are just right for me to get started. Already I have a circle running for the home school community which meets every Thursday morning.

Joanne Skinner
Wikidz Workshops

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

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

Vivienne Ware
Child Song

The kids absolutely love drumming and has built confidence and put smiles on faces which is fantastic!

Joanne Skinner
Wikidz Workshops