Welcome to the Percussion Play Blog
We hope you'll be a regular visitor as we blog and share stories about the instruments we make and the people who play them. 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. We'll also let you know about sales and events taking place.
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!
Encouraging Music & Movement | National Obesity Week
National Obesity Awareness Week runs from the 8th-14th January 2018. It helps to promote awareness of obesity as a UK health concern, supporting ways to prevent and tackle the problem as a nation.
Obesity can have serious physical implications for children and many obese children will go on to become obese adults. Obesity takes an emotional toll on children. The stigma attached to being overweight can be as damaging to a child as the health conditions which often go hand in hand with obesity. Overweight children are more likely to get bullied and teased by their peers in school, resulting in low self-esteem and mental health problems such as depression.
Poor diet and sedentary lifestyles (sitting still for too long) are the two primary causes of excess weight and obesity in children. A report by Public Health England cited that only 21% of boys and 16% of girls aged 5-15 achieved the recommended levels of physical activity. Because of the way the world has changed, opportunities...
Tutti Xylophone Takes Centre Stage in French Landscaping Show
Paysalia is the leading trade exhibition for everyone in France active in landscaping.
Paysalia 2017 attracts visitors and exhibitors from all aspects of the landscaping business, from professionals who design, create, or maintain public or private green spaces along with manufacturers and suppliers - everyone active in landscaping meets to build the future of the business together.
Paysalia has chosen ‘health and well-being in gardens’ as the focus for this year’s exhibition. Demonstrating how parks and gardens contribute to the improvement of quality of life and well-being of all its users and highlighting the benefits experienced through the enjoyment of these gardens for all.
Additionally, open to all landscaping designers and entrepreneurs, the Paysalia "Carré des Jardiniers" contest is held every two years. Turning the spotlight on gardeners and rewarding them for their achievements as project managers and artists, the Carré des...
Lithuanian Reseller 'Dego' Brings Music to School Expo
We have an excellent community of skilled resellers available to support our customers around the globe, and we love to share stories of these resellers, working hard to spread the message and showcasing our instruments at select conferences and exhibitions.
The latest to do so are the team from UAB Dego at the 2017 'School Exhibition' held in the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Center, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Billed as the most important event of the year for the Lithuanian education community, the motto of the exhibition was ‘School without Walls’ – the perfect platform on which Eglė Prieskienienė (Director of Dego) and her team could meet and discuss the benefits of outdoor musical instruments, while sharing her many success stories with the school leaders, business, teachers, students and parents attending.
The School Exhibition was held in conjunction with the ‘Children’s Exhibition’ - the only specialized...
It's Here! Check out our new website
We’re excited to announce that our new and refreshed website is now live!
Along with a new look and refreshed content, we have included features that we hope will make visiting the site a more user-friendly browsing experience for our valued customers and business partners.
The updated site includes;
Changes to Navigation – with dropdown menus to select which category of instrument or sector in which you wish to search.
Case Studies – success stories from around the world which will be updated regularly.
Instrument Pages – updated with brand new videos and fantastic images plus easy downloads of product features and specification sheets.
Blog – Our latest news, product innovations and events.
Mobile-friendly - The new website offers an equally great experience for both mobile and desktop users so visitors will be able to access our content on the go.
- Use the Contact Us page to locate resellers through a simple postcode/zip search function
Take the Music Lesson Outdoors This Winter
It may be getting chilly but that's no reason to stay indoors. With the onset of winter, December may not be the obvious month to think about purchasing outdoor musical instruments or focusing on the importance of children playing outdoors. However as the weather changes and temperatures drop it is even more important that we plan appropriate activities for children to enjoy fresh air. Studies have shown that contrary to the common belief that “exposure to cold air causes a cold,” fresh air is good and healthy. When children and adults spend a long time together in indoor spaces that are heated and poorly ventilated, germs and illnesses pass easily from one person to another. Winter is a wonderful time to be outside and as the daylight hours are shorter it is especially important that children experience creative outdoor play during their school day.
Percussion Play’s musical instruments are designed to withstand the elements and live outside all year to help create an outdoor...
Bags packed and ready to exhibit at ASLA2017
ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects; their annual meeting and Expo is the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals in the world. Held annually by ASLA in various cities throughout the United States. As well as education sessions, workshops and field sessions, attendees can explore new products, services, and design solutions presented by over 400 exhibitors all under one roof at the trade show.
Percussion Play will be creating a large stand to showcase our instruments and will be on hand to offer demonstrations and discuss how you can incorporate outdoor musical instruments to deliver innovative results for future landscaping projects. With the launch of our brand new app we’re sure to have plenty to talk about. We’re looking forward to a great few days of networking and sharing ideas.
We will be on Booth 1525, so be sure to stop by!