I have pounded the heads, shaken the rattles, and tinkled the keys of a great many instruments
looking for the best combination of price, sound, and durability, and these are my current
choices for home use.
Remo Kids’ Floor Tom
Remo is a top quality maker of a range of instruments from amateur to professional. You’ll love the feel of this sturdy little drum.
Children love to beat on drums, and this Rhythm Band Tom Tom is a great bargain.
Children love guitar and this one is a great choice - small enough for younger children, but good enough quality to actually be used by a beginning student, not just a toy!
LP Hand Percussion Rhythm Set
Nice colorful hand percussion instruments made of painted wood.
Rhythm Pals 4 instruments
These are made of plastic, but they have surprisingly good quality and sound and are appealing to young children and toddlers.
Rhythm Band Adventures with Sound Kit
This percussion instrument collection has sand blocks, maracas, tone block, triangle,
rhythm sticks, wrist bells, a colorful glockenspiel (most people think of this as a
xylophone) and a sound shape drum in a see-thru backpack.
Jamtown Family Percussion Set
This lovely world music set can be used for accent decoration in your home as well
as for music making! Includes a rough-hewn agogo bell from Ghana, a hand-decorated
guiro from Peru, coconut palm rhythm sticks from Indonesia, goat hoof shaker from Bolivia,
and rebana frame drum from Indonesia.
Melissa and Doug
Band in a Box
This assortment of nicely constructed instruments includes finger cymbals, tambourine, maracas, triangle and clackers in a wooden crate.
Here’s a nice assortment of percussion instruments including a wood guiro, caxixi,
small triangle, 2 fruit shakers, 2 egg shakers, and two wood claves.
24 inches, hand painted and hand burned. Nice coffee table accessory too!
Natural Cactus Rainstick
20 inches, lovely instrument made of capado cactus.
Rhythm Band Rainbowmaker
See-through exterior lets you see the colorful beads as they cascade down this rainmaker, helping children understand the mechanics of the sound production.
Basic Beat Combination
Rhythm sticks stimulate creativity in the production of sound and in imaginative play too! Make them walk, jump, or fly in the sky!
Blue Enamel Sandblocks
Children love to experiment with the sound and texture of sandblocks – make them chug like a choo choo train, clap them together, or talk like a puppet!
Basic Beat Shakers
Add a little salsa to your music with these fun and colorful shakers!
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Rhythm Band 20-Note Glockenspiel
I prefer this glockenspiel because it can be used to learn the position of notes on a piano keyboard, it has accidentals (sharps and flats) and the same black and white colored keys as a piano, and two complete scales so children can see the pattern of the scales repeating. It also has a great tone for the price.