Home > Drums > Dream Drum Kit (Akebono)
Product Code: SC-ddk-2

Dream Drum Kit (Akebono)

£217.00 exc VAT

£260.40 inc VAT

Age 3 - 18+

  • Instruments 1
  • Players 4
  • 2.9kg
  • L 12cm x W 26cm x H 26cm
  • Stock: 21
Full Teaching Support Included
Sound Children
Quantity Discount (%) Price (exc VAT)
1 - 2 £217.00
3 - 4 5 % £206.15
5 - 9 10 % £195.30
10+ 15 % £184.45
  • Musical satisfaction straight out of the box
  • Immediately accessible - anyone can make beautiful music with this
  • Can be played solo or by two to four players
  • Magically calming tones
  • Perfect for the home and for Early Years, SEND and care settings

Our newest model Dream Drum with special Akebono tuning. Akebono is a beautiful Japanese pentatonic scale and it’s very calming.

Like our award-winning Dream Drum, this new “Akebono” version is a pitched percussion instrument that is so easy and satisfying to play that it really is an instrument for everyone, from Early Years to getting on in Years and it is particularly brilliant in SEN settings.

You can play it solo, you can play ‘four hands’ (or more), you can add simple percussion instruments, you can sing along, add melodic instruments, use as a soundscape background for story-telling, you can play in small groups as well as much, much more. It’s a wonderfully versatile instrument.

This model is lighter than our classic Dream Drum and is machine-pressed, not recycled from an old gas container. It comes in a storage/carry bag and with four beaters: 2 x rubber, 1 x suede and 1 x felt, to give you a wide range of tones.

N.B. For SEN settings: Please put a note with your order to indicate that it is needed for an SEN setting, so that we know to include the relevant materials.

Here are links to other selections you may find useful:

Product Information

What's included

Two rubber beaters

One double-ended suede beater

One double-ended felt beater

Carry bag with external pocket, handle and shoulder strap

Dream Drum Guide

“Where it’s from” card

Sticky numbers

How to Play

This instrument is amazing as it is such a resonant and beautiful sound as well as being visually stunning. It entices everyone.

It is especially good for that one child who doesn’t enjoy working with others and likes to be alone.

Using soft beaters, such as those included in the kit, is important as harder sticks can chip, dent and detune the finish. Our beaters have been designed with this instrument in mind so as to give a range of softer resonant responses.

The Dream Drum Kit is particularly good when used outdoors as the sound carries beautifully. The drum can be shared by up to 4 young children but is very good with 2 children, or a child or two with an adult. It also comes with a special booklet which tells you more about how to play the instrument if you want to take it further. However, the Dream Drum is immediately easy to play and doesn’t need special musical experience!

The Dream Drum comes in its own padded carry bag, together two beaters and a short guide “Introducing the Dream Drum” and a set of stick-on numbers in case you’d like to number the keys from 1 to 9.


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.

These products work well with "Dream Drum Kit (Akebono)"