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!
Playrope | Percussion Play's Leading Distributor in Australia
Percussion Play director Robin Ashfield has just completed an extensive visit with their primary reseller in Australia, Playrope pty - Australia’s top playground solutions supplier offering first class products selected from all over the world.
"Just getting it here is only the beginning of the story" explains Graeme Gilson, Managing Director "our clients are selective and demand the very best. This is why we partnered with Percussion Play to bring their beautifully made and tonally perfect outdoor musical instruments to the most exciting playgrounds in Australia today."
Gilson says “Whilst Robin has been with us, we have had numerous meetings with landscape architects in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Robin also spent sometime with our subsidiary company in Auckland New Zealand. We expect to see more outdoor musical instruments in our playgrounds, they provide an alternative to the high level of activity...
Visit to Australia & New Zealand
Percussion Play Director Robin Ashfield has travelled extensively in Australia and New Zealand over the past few weeks meeting with partner companies in the Southern Hemisphere. He has been out in the field, meeting employees and conducting training sessions and briefings on our range of outdoor musical instruments as well as meeting with some of their prospective clients.
Percussion Play only work with leading play equipment providers who are experts in play and committed to providing quality, innovative play-spaces for all. These alliances offer customers around the world the opportunity to purchase our musical instruments with the confidence of local in country support and as such hold the keys to the success of the Percussion Play brand. We are fortunate to have several successful working partnerships with companies in Australia and New Zealand and this visit has been a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face with their sales teams and executives to deliver our brand message...
New: White Papers - A Knowledge Hub For Meaningful Music Related Content
Percussion Play has just launched a new White Papers section on its website for individuals looking to boost their knowledge, for people searching for strong evidence concerning the health benefits of music in numerous situations, or those simply seeking some inspiration for their own school, care home or elder centre or community project.
With fresh and engaging content, our collection of white papers are the result of extensive research. Serving as a knowledge hub, we are pleased to present this area for those interested in meaningful content related to music, musical play, music therapy and health.
Our first FREE white paper is entitled Music For Mood and Memory - The Benefits of Music For People Living With Alzheimer’s and Dementia. An in-depth look at how playing music has many surprising benefits, not only for learning language, improving memory and focusing attention, but also for physical coordination and development.
Percussion Play CADDetails 'Manufacturer of the Month December 2017'
We hear so often that we don’t make things in the UK any more - well Percussion Play are bucking the trend having just become the CADdetails Users Choice 'Manufacturer of the Month' for December 2017 - automatically taking them to the finals for the 2017 Manufacturer of the Year.
Each month CADdetails users and subscribers who include; architects, contractors and designers are asked to vote for their favourite manufacturers. All 12 monthly winners go on to become finalists.
Jody Ashfield, Managing Director of Percussion Play says, "We are delighted to have made it to the finals. We put forth our best effort each day, ensuring Percussion Play creates and delivers the best quality outdoor musical instruments in the most sustainable way. While we’re very proud of all our accomplishments as a manufacturing business, it’s reaffirming when third parties such as <a href="https://www.caddetails.com/"...
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...