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!
New Street Quartet Ensemble
We know the urban realm is a harsh and demanding environment which is why each instrument in the new Street Quartet ensemble has been specially selected for their supreme durability. Consisting of a large Babel Drum, Handpipes, Emperor Chimes and Cajon Drum, all are made from either stainless steel or aluminium, both have clean attractive finishes that are visually appealing while delivering superior robustness and high corrosion resistance - making them practical for many different types of outdoor space.
What we love most is that they are all designed to be played with the hands - so no beaters or mallets required!
Grand Floor Piano Goes on Tour!
Percussion Play is calling for visitors to the Annual NRPA Conference in Indianapolis next week to come and see and play their Grand Floor Pianoon Booth #1541.
High energy and engaging, the fully chromatic mechanical Floor Piano has been engineered to perform in all environments.
Made of heavy-duty stainless-steel construction, our Floor Pianos are installed flush to the ground and work equally well in schools, parks, and other public spaces.
With 25 notes, kids and adults alike will be able to compose their own music as they jump, run or dance along the notes.
No electricity or power is required - just some happy feet, hooves, flippers, paws........
New Case Study - Ireland’s ‘most inclusive’ playground
Percussion Play instruments feature in a brand new playground considered Ireland's most inclusive. The playground designers involved have considered both physical and sensory disabilities as well as additional needs of children on the autism spectrum and those with motor coordination difficulties. Today the community has a playground that meets the needs of every child whilst playing side by side. The design of the equipment meant that the playground is not obviously a special needs playground, nothing is tucked away in a corner.
Kasha Huse - I’m a mother of 3 fantastic children. The music area was so calming, and all the children were being creative and getting involved. For once, we all as a family, enjoyed a trip to the playground and have been there many times since.
Hop on over to our Case Study page to read more.
New Series of Articles to Be Published in Percussion Play 'Knowledge Base'
The Percussion Play team has been steadily growing and we are excited to introduce a new team member who has joined us recently as our Sales Assistant - Kate Mannerings.
Kate has recently joined the Percussion Play team and having come from a background in Early Years education she was immediately able to identify the many ways in which our musical instruments could be used successfully in an outdoor educational environment. We've asked her to write down her thoughts and ideas, and the result is a fabulous series of articles intended to support practitioners within early years settings. We're delighted to start sharing these with you over in our 'Knowledge Base' with the first article available to view now!
Percussion Play Introduces New Grand and Baby Floor Pianos
High energy and engaging, these fully chromatic mechanical Floor Pianos are engineered to perform in all environments. With 13 to 25 notes, kids and adults alike will be able to compose their own music as they jump, run or dance along the notes.
Made of heavy-duty stainless-steel construction, these Floor Pianos are installed flush to the ground and work equally well in schools, parks, and other public spaces.