Let your kids develop their sense of rhythm with percussion instruments!
Percussion instruments are an important part of any band or orchestra as they keep the beat and can play part of the melody. Anything that can be struck or banged can be a percussion instrument - the only limit is your kid’s imagination!
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Information on Percussions for Kids in Australia
Will Your Kids Enjoy Playing Percussions?
Does your child love to bang things and make noise?
They might enjoy playing percussions. Percussion instruments include the xylophone, drums, triangle, bells and many more. If your child has a natural sense of rhythm and loves music they might be well suited to the percussions.
Playing percussions may also:
- Develop kids musical skills and creativity
- Teach teamwork and co-operation skills when playing in a group
- Introduce kids to a range of different music styles
- Improve physical co-ordination, fine motor skills and strength of hands
- Reduce stress (particularly drums)
Simple percussion instruments are often fairly easy to master which makes them a great choice for kids who don’t have much musical experience. Kids can start at any age; even young babies can beat a drum or shake a homemade rattle.
Does your kid have trouble controlling their temper?
Drumming is a great stress reliever and a way to channel aggression in a constructive manner. Who knows, it could even lead to a career in the music industry! But you’d rather first have a soundproof room or a garage where your kid can practice, and really patient neighbors, as it can be a bit irritating and noisy for them. If you live in a house outside the city, it would be just perfect compared to a flat in the centre.
How Can You Organise percussions for Your Kids?
Many schools incorporate percussion instruments into their music curriculum as they are relatively inexpensive and simple to master. If your child wants to take their interest further, the ActiveActivities Directory provides comprehensive details of percussion activities for kids along with percussion schools and percussion classes. This can give them the opportunity to take percussion lessons and get involved either in performance solo or as part of a band.
Don’t want to enrol your child in formal lessons?
You can always let them have a go at home. There are many kids’ versions of popular percussion instruments including xylophones, drums, kids’ bongos, djembe and maracas. Or get a couple of empty pots and pans, some wooden sticks or mallets and let them loose in the kitchen on a homemade instrument!
For kids who aren’t interested in percussions, what on alternative musical kids activities?
Singing, dancing or playing an instrument are all ways that kids can indulge their creativity and develop their musical talents!