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Product Code: OW-ocdrpa20-3

Ocean Drum – set of 3

£84.60 exc VAT

£101.52 inc VAT

Age 3 - 18+

  • Instruments 3
  • Players 3
  • Buddies 3
  • L 4cm x W 20cm x H 25cm
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  • More arriving soon
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This set contains the following items:

Product Quantity

1x Ocean Drum - 8in (20cm) diameter, painted


1x Ocean Drum - 12in (30cm) diameter, painted


1x Ocean Drum - 16in (40cm) diameter, painted


This instrument makes a sound just like waves breaking gently on the beach. Relaxing to listen to, easy to play and great for learning fine motor control and coordination. Very young children, including babies, love to touch, move and feel the vibration of this ocean drum.

These double-sided drums has metal and plastic beads inside to produce the “ocean” effect and has diameter of 20cm, 30cm and 40cm, painted with fish or sea motif.

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

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Product Information

How to Play

It is really a flat shaker but you play it with very small movements. Hold the ocean drum in both your hands and tip it gently to one side to make the ‘wave’ sound. Experiment with other ways of playing by holding it vertically and or tipping it faster.

This ocean drum has a handle which enables it to be shaken like a shaker as well as being tipped. It also helps with carrying the instrument around and is light enough for the children to carry.

Because this drum is light and the skins are slightly see-through, children like to try holding it up above their heads towards the light so that they can see the beads moving about inside.

It is also ok to use a very soft beater on the skin which will make a damped drum sound.

(Don’t use a hard beater as really this ocean drum is designed for tipping and shaking rather than being used as a conventional drum so you might end up with a split drumskin.)


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 ocean drums arrived safe and are beautiful. When you use them, people’s faces are a delight and you see them close their eyes and a calmness takes over their faces, as they imagine themselves at the shoreline. In my work I have been using them as part of a soundscape exercise I do where we Drum up a Storm, also adding in thunder drums, rainsticks, a cymbal and of course djembes, to create a multi layered storm. My folks that I work with love doing this and the ocean drums are an important part of the whole thing. A valuable addition to my collection.
Tom Chalmers
Rhythm to a T
These Ocean Drums are just gorgeous to use. Shut your eyes and you are on the beach, getting your toes wet. I like to use them in a soundscape exercise where we recreate a storm at sea, bring in the rain (Rainsticks), then the turbulent seas using the Ocean Drums, thunder (Thunder Drums and Djembes) and lightening (Cymbal). The storms reaches its peak and returns to gentle playing on the ocean drums. My folks love this activity and we have done it many times. Its a never-complicated passtime that is different every time and people really get into it, focus-wise and creative-wise. Wonderful addition to my instrument collection.
Tom Chalmers
Rhythm to a T