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!
Taster Session For Sheffield 'Musical Pocket Park'
Our outreach team are in Sheffield today, giving local residents the chance to play a number of our outdoor musical instruments ahead of plans to create a ‘musical pocket park’ in the city.
The 'taster session', inviting residents and visitors to play a selection of instruments in the park to get a flavour of what it could be like, has been arranged by the ChangingSheff action group. ChangingSheff have an idea to transform Fountain Square Park, near Barker's Pool, into a unique 'musical pocket park' to be enjoyed by all in the community from young families, to students or seniors and will be used for relieving stress, group therapy sessions, or for citizens just looking for fun!
ChangingSheff are a vibrant volunteer group of residents working to make improvements...
Outdoor Music Ensembles - A Guide to Ensure your Ensemble Performs and Sounds the Best
Our range of outdoor musical instrument ‘ensembles’ are designed for musicians of every age and ability. Designed to save our customers time and money when ordering a group of instruments, they also help ensure the combination of instruments sound both harmonious and complimentary. Ensembles are a great way to get your outdoor music project moving quickly and easily.
An ensemble is defined as a group of people or musicians playing instruments and performing together. Playing music with others is very different from playing on your own and an ensemble allows players to experiment with different sounds, playing techniques and practice improvisation. Different instruments played together can sound great just by virtue of the inherent...
Percussion Play Baltics Head to Belarus
Percussion Play Baltics have just returned from a very successful trip to the Republic of Belarus, attending the 22nd International Exhibition BUDEXPO - 2019 - a fair of innovative developments within the 'Construction and Energy' sector.
The event united specialists in the construction industry, private developers and experts. The exhibition hall saw over 100 companies represented as well as conferences, seminars, “round tables” and master classes.
5000+ guests visiting the exhibition were able to familiarize themselves with various building brands and companies, as well as with their products and services.
Eglė Prieskienienė - Director of Percussion Play Baltics told us "There was big interest in Percussion Play products. Outdoor Musical instruments were a new concept for all the visitors...
Early Years Article features in Play & Playground Professionals Magazine
An article written by Percussion Play features in this month's edition of Play and Playground Professionals Magazine. The article titled 'Musical Instruments Help Improve Core Stability' discusses how play and particularly 'musical play' can help develop children physically for the academic challenges that lay ahead.
'Outdoor music and play are great for building a child’s body awareness, engaging the vestibular system (responsible for balance and spatial awareness) and increasing the child’s confidence in movement. The large-scale movements fostered during outdoor play help to improve a child’s pro-prioception – the ability to sense their bodies orientation and its relation to objects in their environment"
The article was written by Percussion Play Business Development Manager Kate Mannerings who has a background in Early Years education. Kate highlights how outdoor music lends itself to endless openings for learning through play. "Outdoor musical instruments (resistant...
'Mini' Rainbow Range Grows!
We’re excited to show you the newest addition to our 'mini' Rainbow Range - the Rainbow Chime Post
A cluster of five rainbow coloured chimes are attached to a single stainless-steel post - our Rainbow Chime Post makes the perfect music 'stop' for pre-schools and early years settings.
Perfectly complementing the
Rainbow Trio Ensemble - good things do come in small packages!
Percussion Play Catalog - View Online or Download Instantly
The best way to understand what makes our instruments so special is to have a play on one yourself. However, as this is not always possible, planning your music park or project is now easier than ever by viewing our new e-brochure/catalog.
Grab a drink and begin browsing through the pages of our 2019 catalog online (it'll open in a new tab, for your viewing pleasure), or you can download to your computer or mobile device to flick through at your leisure.
The catalog explains everything you need to know about each outdoor instrument, plus by clicking on the large green arrows a video of the instrument being played will pop up.
Three reasons why our new e-brochure will help you design and plan...