Teaching is no easy task, and there's a lot of knowledge involved in earning your stripes as a teacher in any subject. But there's one thing that's you don't need a teaching degree to know, and it's this: kids learn when they're having fun! One of the things that makes teaching music so great is that it's easy to make the lesson a fun experience - all you need is the right collection of classroom musical instruments to get your students engaged and open up their minds to understanding music theory. In this section, you'll find a wide range of instruments that are fun and easy to use when introducing young musicians to basic concepts of rhythm and melody.
All music is built on a foundation of timing, and keeping time is the most important job of percussion instruments. In light of that, it's no surprise that there are lots of classroom drums and percussion here. Remo has a colorful selection in their Rain Forest series of drums, including the Remo Kid's Percussion Rain Forest Floor Tom and the Remo Kid's Percussion Rain Forest Hand Drum Set. And if you're looking for some more exotic sounds for your classroom, check out some hand percussion such as the Nino Frog Guiro, Rhythm Band Castanet and LP Rhythm Stix.
Ready to bridge the gap between percussion and melody? Start your students out with melodic percussion like the Sonor Primary Line FSC Alto Xylophone or the Rhythm Band G-Style Minipan Steel Drum in G Major. Then, when they're ready to learn more advanced melodic instruments, a few good suggestions would be the Nuvo Recorder with Case, Hohner Harmonica Starter Package and Hohner UC102R Toy Accordion. Do you have a really ambitious class on your hands? If so, you can start them out on a "grown-up" instrument with the Lyons Classroom Guitar Program Kit.
Music is one of life's great pleasures, and there's a lot to be said for keeping it alive and well in our schools. Of course, it takes classroom musical instruments to do it - and you're in the right place to stock up for your next set of lessons. From basic shakers and drums to advanced melodic instruments like the guitar, there's all kinds of variety. So don't be shy about expanding your in-class music program; all the tools you need to do it are waiting for you right here.