Shaman drum - 12" (30cm) diameter - painted

This is a hand-made shaman-style (flat) drum, complete with a leather covered beater. A lovely large drum for young children to get their hands on, this beautiful drum is very light and easy to carry. It has an impressive deep, resonant tone.

This is a robust drum and with its large playing surface, two children can use this together.

This one is 30cm diameter with a 31cm stick. The Shaman Drum comes in five sizes of which this is the smallest and this one is painted with a cryptic black animal.

We have included the painted version of the next size up of this drum in our Nursery Rhythm Kit.


N.B. For SEN settings - please put a note with your order to indicate that it's needed for an SEN setting, so that we know to include the relevant materials.

2+ Years
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D-sh30p £38.57   £27.00

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More about the Shaman drum - 12" (30cm) diameter - painted

The normal way of playing this drum by yourself is to hold the drum sideways by the back 'strings' and hit it from the side with the beater. This is similar to how you would hold a bodhran (Irish flat-drum).

You can also lay the drum flat on the floor and play it from above in which case it would be good to have two soft beaters to play it. This is the way children can share the drum as well.

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