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Indonesian Gamelan – Budget – 30 Player Class Set – Budget Buddies

£1,957.00 exc VAT

£2,348.40 inc VAT

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Age 4 - 18+

  • Instruments 30
  • Players 30
  • Buddies 15
  • Stock: 20

This set contains the following items:

Product Quantity

2x Gamelan Metallophone - Budget - Small 7 key

2x Gamelan Metallophone - Budget - Medium 7 key

2x Gamelan Metallophone - Budget - Large 7 key

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

20x Ceng Ceng - 18cm, pair

1x Andy Gleadhill's Indonesian Gamelan Book

1x Andy Gleadhill's Percussion Buddies Book

1x Storage Carry Bag for Percussion - Small

Full Teaching Support Included

This ‘Indonesian Gamelan – Budget – 30 Player Class Pack – Budget Buddies’ is perfect for whole class teaching and learning for pupils from age 6 upwards, as well as for community groups of any age.

It’s excellent value for money and 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.

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.

This Budget pack includes 10 large instruments (3 Gongs, a Balinese drum, and 6 metallophones) as well as 20 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 buddy threes, each with one bigger and two smaller instruments.

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 - Standard - 30 Player Class Pack - Budget Buddies. The products are laid out and include the following; Back Row - Gong Set - 12in (30cm) diameter Gong with Stand and Beater, Gong Set - 32in (80cm) diameter Gong with Stand and Beater, Gong Set - 20in (50cm) diameter Gong with Stand and Beater. Second and Third Rows - One Balinese Drum - 50cm, two Gamelan - Standard - Medium 7 key, two Gamelan - Standard - Large 7 key, two Gamelan - Standard - Small 7 key. Front Row - Andy Gleadhill's Indonesian Gamelan Book, Andy Gleadhill's Percussion Buddies Book, twenty 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.


With three gongs this pack allows players to fully experience the adventure of playing and enjoying authentic Indonesian Gamelan music, all at very low cost. Employing the Percussion Buddies approach all the players are actively involved in the music making.

Andy Gleadhill

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

Andy Gleadhill

An efficient choice for whole class activities, the ten main instruments can be played in carousel whilst the other twenty performers can critique and assist whilst playing supporting rhythms on the Ceng Ceng.

Richard McKerron

Gamelan music teaches students disciplined group playing, good listening skills and introduces then to a new world of sounds and musical colours

Andy Gleadhill

At a class assembly our Year 3 and 4 children dazzled the school and visiting parents with their gamelan performance. The children not only love the music -especially the gong, but also the etiquette rituals that surround the orchestra.

Carolina Bowie
Victoria First School