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Indonesian Gamelan – Budget – 30 Player Class Set – Buddies

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£3,332.40 inc VAT

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Age 4 - 18+

  • Instruments 29
  • Players 30
  • Buddies 15
  • Stock: 17

This set contains the following items:

Product Quantity

3x Gamelan Metallophone - Budget - Small 7 key

3x Gamelan Metallophone - Budget - Medium 7 key

3x Gamelan Metallophone - Budget - Large 7 key

1x Bonang - 4 Pan - Standard - high pitch

1x Gong - Premium - 12in (30cm) diameter

1x Gong - Premium - 16in (40cm) diameter

1x Gong - Premium - 20in (50cm) diameter

1x Gong Stand for 12in (30cm) diameter Gong

1x Gong Stand for 16in (40cm) diameter Gong

1x Gong Stand for 20in (50cm) diameter Gong

1x Balinese Drum - 50cm

15x Ceng Ceng - 18cm, pair

1x Andy Gleadhill's Indonesian Gamelan Book

1x Andy Gleadhill's Percussion Buddies Book

1x Basket - XL - 36cm, bamboo

Full Teaching Support Included
    • This ‘Indonesian Gamelan – Budget – 30 Player Class Pack – Buddies’ is perfect for class groups of pupils from age 6 upwards, as well as for community groups of any age.

The pack contains all the items you need to get your own Gamelan ensemble off of the ground – playing, performing and composing.

The Budget metallophones are light and compact but also well-made with good sound quality. It can be a good choice if you’re budget is limited, or if portability is a key restrictive factor.

This Budget pack includes 14 large instruments (3 Gongs, a Balinese drum, a 4 pan Bonang for two players and 9 metallophones) as well as 15 pairs of Ceng Ceng (Balinese cymbals), used to keep time and mark accents. Overall this set provides a wide range of authentic Gamelan sounds, making it easy to split the group into pairs, each with a bigger and smaller instrument

The three sizes of metallophone (each of which is decorated in traditional red, blue and gold with metal keys suspended from bamboo poles over individual sound chambers), give a range of 3 octaves.

These and all our Gamelan instruments are made in Bali, Indonesia. The metallophones in this budget set use recycled metal for the keys and have low cost wooden casings but they have the same Gamelan Gong Kebyar Pelog Selisir tunings as the more expensive Standard and Premium models, and are just as authentic. The Balinese drum is of solid jackfruit wood construction with two cow skin heads and tuning knots and the Gong has a bronze centre for improved resonance.

The instruments have been specially modified for use in the classroom. The sturdy metal Gong stands can be disassembled into sections if you need to move them around and the metallophone casings have smooth finishes and have rubber bases to protect the floor surface.

Special storage/carry bags are also available and will help to prolong the lives of the instruments, as well as making it safe and easy to move them around for outside events.

Also included are two teaching guides by World Music expert Andy Gleadhill; ‘Indonesian Gamelan’ and ‘Percussion Buddies’. The Indonesian Gamelan book will take you from the basics through to your first performance in just 10 lessons, and there’s plenty of repertoire for a year or more of playing with ten pieces, suggestions on teaching delivery and a blank resource to photocopy to assist with planning and composition work. The Percussion Buddies book will show you how to develop percussion accompaniments for almost any piece, whether Gamelan, drumming, choral, ukulele or any ensemble.

Here are links to other selections you may find useful:

  • This is a product image of the Indonesian Gamelan - Budget - 30 Player Class Pack - Buddies. The products are laid out and include the following; Back Row - One Gong Set - 12in (30cm) diameter Gong with Stand and Beater, one Gong Set - 20in (50cm) diameter Gong with Stand and Beater, one Gong Set - 16in (40cm) diameter Gong with Stand and Beater. Second, Third and Fourth Row, Left Hand Side - One Balinese Drum - 50cm, Andy Gleadhill's Percussion Buddies Book, Andy Gleadhill's Indonesian Gamelan Book. Second, Third and Fourth Row, Right Hand Side - Three Gamelan - Budget - Small 7 key, three Gamelan - Budget - Large 7 key, three Gamelan - Budget - Medium 7 key. Fifth Row - One Bonang - 4 Pan - Standard - low pitch. Bottom Row - Fifteen Ceng Ceng - 14cm, pair. Each instrument that requires a beater has one resting on top of them.

Product Information

What's included

Please note that for reasons of stock availability we may need to make the occasional substitution of the more minor pack components. If so, we’ll always ensure suitability/equivalence and we’ll always clear any significant changes with you in advance.


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.


Thoughts from our Year 5 children on playing the Gamelan:-
• It’s good because you get to experience what people play in other countries
• I feel special when I do it
• It calms we down in a way, makes me feel happy and special and I like doing it
• It makes you forget everything and concentrate on the sound

Mary Edwards
King Edward’s Junior School

This is the best pack for full Whole-Class Instrumental Lessons with Gamelan. Every player is engaged throughout every lesson employing the Percussion Buddies approach. Using a wide range of authentic Gamelan instruments pupils will be able to master a range of Gamelan tunes ready for performance.

Andy Gleadhill

From the very start even beginners with no previous musical experience can be part of making this wonderful Gamelan music.

Andy Gleadhill

It’s a great feeling that we are sharing a different county’s musical culture.

King Edward’s Junior School

We have received our order and everything is fine.

Dr. Layla Makkawi
Orphan Welfare Society-Saida