Welcome to the Percussion Play Blog

We hope you'll be a regular visitor as we share stories about the instruments we make and the people who play them.

This is where we share our passion for music in the great outdoors! We'll share with you details of exciting new outdoor music projects and designs from around the globe. We'll share with you information about the instruments we sell and a little about the inspiration behind them

Most importantly, this blog is about what we love to do the most - help you create new and exciting ways to bring music to the great outdoors.

Thank you for reading, visiting, commenting and contributing - we’re excited to have you here!

Percussion Play's revolutionary new app, 'Composer AR' set to transform the design of outdoor music spaces

Percussion Play has unveiled a revolutionary new app called Composer AR, which introduces a whole new level of creativity and design for outdoor music spaces. Using the power of augmented reality, Composer AR allows users to visualize and experiment with different musical arrangements in real time, making it easier to create engaging and interactive outdoor music spaces. Whether you're a landscape architect, designer, music teacher, or simply someone who loves music and wants to add a new dimension to your outdoor space, Composer AR is an essential tool to explore. The app is now available and ready to transform your outdoor music experience!

Created to bring outdoor music space design to your fingertips, with just a few taps, you can create your project proposal, record it, and share it with the world. The 'Product...

Outdoor Music-Making at 2024 ACA Conference in New Orleans

Last week, we had the pleasure of attending the American Camps Association Annual Conference held in the vibrant city of New Orleans. Amidst the crazy festivities of the Mardi Gras, we managed to catch the attention of many conference attendees with the outdoor musical instruments that we brought along. We had the opportunity to engage in several interesting conversations about the possibilities of introducing music-making activities in the great outdoors at summer camps.

Making music outdoors provides campers with numerous benefits. Firstly, it allows them to connect with nature and engage in sensory experiences that help them develop a deeper appreciation for the environment. Secondly, music-making activities help campers enhance their creativity, self-expression, and communication skills. Lastly, outdoor music-making activities are a great way to promote teamwork, collaboration, and social skills among campers. Overall, incorporating music-making activities in the great outdoors...

Rocking Winter: How Outdoor Music Instruments Help Children Stay Healthy, Boost Moods, Aid Learning, and Encourage Self-Expression Through the Colder Months.

Although it's getting colder in the Northern Hemisphere, it shouldn't deter us from enjoying the outdoors. Since winter is upon us, December may not seem like the ideal month to consider buying outdoor musical instruments or highlighting the significance of children playing outside. However, as the weather gets colder, planning outdoor activities for children becomes increasingly important. Despite the common misconception that cold air can cause illness, studies have shown that exposure to fresh air is actually good for our health. When people spend extended periods together indoors in poorly ventilated, heated spaces, illnesses and germs can spread easily from person to person, particularly among young children and older adults. During the winter season, it is crucial for children to experience creative outdoor play during their school day, especially since the daylight hours are shorter. Outdoor music activities during winter can be an exciting creative adventure for children.


Percussion Play Listed in Christian School Products Magazine's Top Products of the Year for the Second Year in a Row.

Christian School Products (CSP) magazine is a bi-monthly publication that provides the latest information and resources about products, furnishings, building supplies, technology, media, and more for Christian schools. The magazine introduces school leaders to new products that can help their schools.

Every year, CSP lists the "best of the best" products and services from manufacturers and dealers in the school market. We are thrilled to announce that our outdoor musical instruments have been recognized and highlighted in this prestigious list for their educational and recreational benefits.

Jody Ashfield, Founder and CEO of Percussion Play said, 'It's fantastic that our instruments have been recognized by Christian School Products as one of the latest and greatest products available to educational facilities. The 2023 "Top Products of the Year" shows a real mix of innovative resources...

Early Years Expo Competition Winner Announced

Last week we attended the NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo in Nashville, where early childhood educators from around the world gathered to connect, collaborate, and learn together. It was a fantastic event!

NAEYC's Annual Conference is designed for all early childhood professionals, including classroom teachers, center directors, administrators, and the leaders who mentor, prepare, and support them. The conference is a must-attend for those who want to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. The Early Childhood Education Expo had over 250 exhibitors and took place over three days.

We were excited to introduce the concept of outdoor musical instruments to early childhood educators and encouraged them to participate in our giveaway competition for a chance to win a Rainbow Trio Ensemble. We received nearly 500 entries, and we are thrilled to announce that the winner of the competition...

Beating the Drum for Inclusion - SEN Magazine Article

The latest edition of SEN Magazine, the UK's leading journal for Special Educational Needs, features a compelling article by Jody Ashfield, Founder and Managing Director of Percussion Play. In it, Jody delves into the topic of music in special education, exploring the role it plays in accessibility and the power it has to promote inclusivity.

Read the article "Beating the Drum For Inclusion"