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!

Families Invited to Make Music in Sesame Place Seaworld, San Diego

Sesame Place San Diego is SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment’s newest theme park and is the only one on the West Coast based entirely on the iconic show Sesame Street.

The theme park is full of immersive experiences, and guests are offered the chance to use their imagination and practice their musical skills on the various chimes and bells in Rosita’s Harmony Hills - a brightly colored, soft play area where kids can try different tune combinations and make music on the various Percussion Play instruments.

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Percussion Play Adds Dedicated Quality Inspector to Growing Team

Quality is a #1 priority for Percussion Play. Hence, we recently added Charlie Corbett to the team as our dedicated Quality Inspector. Reporting to the Production Manager, Charlie will focus on surpassing quality objectives for all existing products plus any new instruments brought to market. His dedicated role will help ensure our reputation for producing consistently high-quality outdoor musical instruments is maintained as we continue to grow.

Anyone who sees and plays one of our products will quickly learn that quality is what separates us from our competitors. We strive to meet and exceed all customer requirements and expectations to provide on-time delivery of defect-free, precision-tuned, outdoor musical instruments. As we continue to invest in quality assurance initiatives and resources, our commitment to continuous improvement means great value is placed on teamwork, training, and prevention-oriented processes across all aspects of the company operations.

Charlie will inspect...


Percussion Play Co-Founder is Named UK Export Champion

Following the 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, in acknowledgment of its outstanding growth in overseas sales over the past three years, Percussion Play is proud to announce that its co-founder has been chosen to champion international trade.

Robin Ashfield, who Co-Founded Percussion Play over 13 years ago, has been invited to become an Export Champion by the Department for International Trade (DIT) primarily due to the company's continued success in exporting worldwide.

Robin, Sales & Marketing Director, comments on the appointment, “Being recognized for our work in flying the flag for UK-made products is a testament to our drive over the last year 13 years to building a truly international business. As the world leader in the manufacture of outdoor musical instruments, I hope to inspire and support other SME businesses like us to become world-leading in their sector too.”

As Export Champion, Robin will support DIT’s ambition to inspire and encourage...


White Paper Explores the Efficacy of Music Therapy for PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic event. These events may include experiencing or learning about abuse (physical, emotional, or sexual), natural disasters, combat, or serious illnesses. PTSD is estimated to affect about 1 in every three people who have experienced traumatic events. It can develop immediately after the experience or occur weeks, months, or even years later. The symptoms of PTSD may vary in frequency and severity.

While multiple therapeutic approaches have been taken in treating PTSD over the years, musical therapies have particularly stood out in their efficacy compared to more traditional and mainstream talking therapies. Our White Paper ‘Music as Medicine: Combating PTSD with Music & Music Therapy’ explores the insights into music and music therapy for PTSD.

Even though PTSD treatments work, most people who have PTSD don't get the...


Free Celebration of Music around the World on Make Music Day June 21

To celebrate Make Music Day on June 21, Percussion Play highlights the positive effects of music-making and its ability to promote inclusive play and benefit everyone.

Make Music Day is a unique event open to anyone who wants to take part – old or young, amateur or professional and just about every musical style is represented. People and organizations from 1,000 towns and cities in 120 countries create events to share their music annually.

Making music can have many health benefits, especially for the brain. Drumming is one of the few activities that uses both the creative and logical sides of the brain. This can lead to better sleep, being...


Houston, We Have Landed - Rotary International Convention 2022

Percussion Play is delighted to be returning to the House of Friendship at the Rotary International Convention this year after a two-year break due to the pandemic. Without a doubt, this is the friendliest convention we attend, and we're excited to unite again, this time in Houston, Texas, from 4-8 June 2022. We will be inviting Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, alumni, Youth Exchange students, and club and district employees to play the instruments at Booth #1435 and find out a little more about how outdoor musical instruments can bring communities together.

The 113th Rotary International Convention will bring more than 20,000 Rotarians worldwide to Houston. The House of Friendship offers the opportunity for Rotarians to strengthen and grow their global network. Learn from best practices, get inspired, and motivate each other to create lasting changes in their communities.

For 116 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world. Rotary unites people from...