Media Room 2022

Welcome to the Percussion Play media room providing our latest news stories, and links to our media coverage.

Please check back often for updates and news, and don't hesitate to reach out to marketing@percussionplay.com with questions or requests.

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Sesame Place San Diego is SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s newest theme park and is the only theme park on the west coast based entirely on the iconic show Sesame Street. During a day at the park, guests can spend time at Rosita’s Harmony Hills, a soft play area for younger guests which includes Percussion Play’s outdoor musical instruments.

Read about the project here

Independent Education Today is a monthly magazine that specializes in private sector education.

The article Education Through Music features forest school Ashbridge Independent School & Nursery, which has an ethos based on learning in the great outdoors, and how they are utilising their outdoor musical instruments for both play and learning.

Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) is the monthly magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

Imagine Playground in Dublin, CA created by Gates + Associates Landscape Architects, and the City of Dublin is an accessible, all-inclusive play space within the City of Dublin and the greater Bay Area. Including Percussion Play instruments the playground showcased on the LASN website

Read about the project here here.

The Beat Goes On - Music Gardens Anchor Communities through Pandemic.

As libraries shifted programming and services online, they also sought ways to safely engage patrons outdoors and spark joy during the pandemic's darkest days. Many began to see the numerous benefits a Music Garden could bring to their communities, making fun additions to libraries' green spaces.

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Childhood Education Innovations is a magazine-format publication that shares innovative ideas and practices for improving the education of children globally.

The article 'Democratizing Music: Outdoor Musical Instruments for All' highlights how having musical instruments set in accessible open spaces engages not only children whose families might not be able to afford the luxury of music lessons but also children who are disabled or have learning disabilities.

Nexus Education is a gateway for thousands of like-minded schools to find ideas and solutions online.

We celebrate Make Music Day by highlighting the positive effects of music-making and its ability to promote inclusive play and bring benefits to everyone.

To celebrate Make Music Day on 21st June, Percussion Play is highlighting the positive effects of music-making and its ability to promote inclusive play and bring benefits to everyone.

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100% digital, green news provider FE News is the largest online news site dedicated solely to the further education, apprenticeship/work-based learning, and employability sector.

Sight Magazine is an editorially independent, Australian-based website covering local and global news and issues from a Christian perspective.

Read the article: Religious Groups are ‘Making a Joyful Noise’ with Outdoor Musical Instruments

Founded by investigative journalist Julie Roys, The Roys Report began as a personal blog that has grown into a Christian media outlet, reporting on what’s happening in the Christian community.

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Church Design, published by Cary, N.C.-based Production Media Inc., speaks directly to architects, engineers, contractors, consultants, and other specifiers that design and renovate sacred spaces.

The article 'Unlikely Amenities for the Design of Outdoor Church Spaces' looks at how outdoor worship has grown, and congregations are using outdoor musical instruments for both recreation and worship.

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For more than 80 years, RNS has been an non-profit authoritative source of news about religion, spirituality and ideas, reported by a staff of professional journalists.

This heart-warming article tells why outdoor musical instruments were dedicated to a beloved choirmaster in the new memorial garden of Cross Tracks Church, Texas, and how we are seeing an increase in music being made in the open air by religious groups and organizations, including churches, camps, and preschools.

Read the article: Religious Groups are ‘Making a Joyful Noise’ with Outdoor Musical Instruments

Choice Magazine is the UK’s leading independent monthly for men and women over 50

The article published in the May 2022 edition looks at an inspirational retirement home that is using the power of nature and music to improve the quality of life for people with dementia.

Read the article: How Music Can Help Dementia Sufferers

100% digital, green news provider FE News is the largest online news site dedicated solely to the further education, apprenticeship/work-based learning, and employability sector.

Engaging and uniting students, music is highly beneficial in bringing about social integration and creating a sense of group identity.

Read the article: Music For All!

M&D Magazine is distributed to schools and nurseries across the UK for children to bring home. It covers numerous subjects, including education and lifestyle issues concerning families, and advice from health experts, childcare professionals, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and leisure specialists.

This article highlights the many reasons why, as the world reflects on the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on communities, children should be encouraged back into the great outdoors and how creating music using outdoor musical instruments can help bring learning outside the classroom.

Read the article: Bringing The Classroom Outside…

School House Magazine is a complete guide to the best independent education Britain has to offer today and a complete resource for excellence in independent education and beyond, to university.

To celebrate Global Intergenerational Week starting on 25th April, the School House article highlights the positive effects of intergenerational music-making and its ability to promote inclusive play and bring benefits to both young and elderly people.

Read the article: Music Bridges the Intergenerational Divide

SME Web is the website for SME business coverage produced by Publications UK.

Jody Ashfield, co-founder, and CEO of Percussion Play, tells SME the story of the company - a family business that has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Read the article: Spreading the joy of making music around the world

100% Digital, FE News is the largest online news site dedicated solely to the further education, apprenticeship/work-based learning, and employability sector.

To kick off Autism Acceptance Month and help raise awareness, this article highlights the benefits of outdoor music for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Read the article: Outdoor Music Helping to Heal our Children

Nexus Education is a gateway for thousands of like-minded schools to find ideas and solutions online.

To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April, we highlight the benefits of outdoor music for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Read the article: Music With No Boundaries

The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share their knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs.

The sponsored Blog article Musical Moments at Camp: The Benefits of Outdoor Musical Instruments for Camps highlights the many gains music in the great outdoors can bring a post-pandemic summer camp.

Right Start Online is the go-to destination for parents of children aged 6 months to 7 years. It delivers an essential mix of informed editorial on all those issues close to parents’ hearts, including Learning, Health, Psychology, and Lifestyle features.

This article featuring Percussion Play explores why music has such a positive impact on children and is so beneficial to children's development.

Read the article: They shall have music...

Percussion Play is in the latest issue of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architecture publication Landscapes|Paysages focusing on the Quinterra Legacy Garden - A Memorial Music Garden located in Calgary, Canada.

Read the article: The Quinterra Legacy Garden

Media Room - Landscape Magazine Cover Winter 2022

Nexus Education is a gateway for thousands of like-minded schools to find ideas and solutions online.

During Children’s Mental Health Week we explain the benefit outdoor music can have on children’s mental health and emotional growth.

Read the article: How Outdoor Music can Benefit Children’s Mental Health

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GEM is for everyone interested in learning through museums, heritage, and cultural settings.

Percussion Play featured in an article that explored how, as the second anniversary of the start of the Covid-19 pandemic approaches, museums and heritage sites are reflecting on lessons learned from having to adapt and change the way they interact and open to the public.

Read the article: Audiences Reap the Rewards of Outdoor Music

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Percussion Play features in PTA+ Magazine's article showcasing the ‘PTA Top Buys’ for learning experiences outside of the classroom.

Read the article: PTA+ Magazine’s article

Blog - PTA Magazine Jan 22

Canada’s City Parent magazine is distributed across Toronto, York, Peel, Halton, Hamilton, Durham, and Ottawa with over 40,000 readers.

Percussion Play is featured on page 14 which includes the case study of Sambro Elementary School in Nova Scotia.

Read the article: City Parent - Bang the Drum

Blog - City Parent Magazine

The Healing Garden at Hansen Desert Hills Memorial Park in Scottsdale Arizona which features a Percussion Play Bell Lyre was featured in the Funeral Home and Cemetery News

Read the article: The Healing Garden at Hansen Desert Hills Memorial Park Takes Families On A Journey Using All Five Senses

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Lakeland Reformed Church has embraced outdoor play at Lakeland Creative Beginnings Child Care with a number of outdoor musical instruments inspired by their faith.

Read the article: Making Joyful Noise

Case Study - Lakeland Reformed Church

Nasen Connect magazine article on why Cherry Garden Special School chose to install Percussion Play outdoor musical instruments in their school playground.

Nasen is the National Association for Special Educational Needs that supports and champions those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences.

Read the article: Nasen Connect - Cherry Garden School 'Music at Art'

Blog - Cherry Garden School

To celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities on December 3rd, Percussion Play highlighted the benefits of music, particularly outdoor music, for people with both physical and mental disabilities.

Read the article: The Benefits of Outdoor Music for People With Disabilities

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