This 20 Player Wide Top Class Buddies Pack is a great low cost solution for medium sized class groups of KS1 and KS2 pupils.
The Pack includes 10 top quality Wide Top Djembe drums and 10 percussion instruments, to give you a wide range of authentic African Drumming sounds and to make it easy to split the group into ‘Buddy Pairs’, each with one big and one smaller instrument. There are three sizes of Djembe, all with appropriately sized playing heads, and the three sizes will enable your group to differentiate the low, medium and high parts of many African Drumming pieces. The Wide Top djembes are lighter and more compact than traditional djembes and have been specially designed for use in the classroom; the drum heads are extra wide and strong, the shells are smooth inside and out and the rubber edging protects both the drums and the floor surface.
Special storage/carry bags are also available and will help to prolong the instruments’ lives as well as making it safe and easy to move them around for outside events.
Also included are two acclaimed teaching guides by world music expert Andy Gleadhill; ‘African Drumming Book 1’ and ‘Percussion Buddies’. The African Drumming book will take the group from basics through to their first performance in just 10 lessons and contains a good repertoire for a year or more of playing. The Percussion Buddies book will show you how to develop percussion accompaniments for almost any piece, whether drumming, choral, ukulele or any other ensemble.
- Low cost starter solution for medium sized classes
- Wide Top djembes are lighter and take up less storage space
- Includes world-leading teaching support
- Great for lunchtime and after school groups
- Can be taught by class teachers as well as music specialists
- Appropriate drum sizes for ages 5 to 12 years