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General Information

The Optimum Team:

A wealth of experience at your service.
Director Allan Watson B. Mus. Ed Percussion/Assistant Timpani, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Allan is a professional percussionist and timpanist with more than 25 years experience working at the Sydney Opera House. He was a lecturer at the University of NSW for over 10 years teaching classroom percussion techniques to trainee teachers. Allan was a clinician for the Early Childhood Convention of the Performing Arts in Victoria and the National Orff Convention in Singapore 2008. He has also played on many film scores and been the timpanist for Australian Idol. Allan is an International Zildjian Artist.

Director Carolyn Watson B. Mus. B Mus Ed. M.A.

Carolyn has been a lecturer in Harmony, Aural and Performance Practices, a woodwind examiner for the AMEB and a popular adjudicator. She was a clinician providing ideas and resources for Boomwhackers at ECCPA in 2007 and in Singapore 2008. Carolyn has performed as a freelance flutist with the Sydney Symphony, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, The Australian Chamber Orchestra, and for Australian Idol. Carolyn has been the principal flute for the musicals Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast and many more. She has played for over 20 years to 1000s of children as the flautist for the Sydney Opera House - Kids at the House program . In 2009 Carolyn was a NSW finalist for the Telstra Business Womens Awards.

Operations Manager Jacqui Nobl

Adv. Assoc. Dip. Accounting Jacqui manages our day to day operations to ensure all our customer orders are processed smoothly.

Sales Consultant Tony Cowdroy

B. Mus Tony is one of Sydneys leading orchestral percussionists with more than 20 years of experience. He is also an instrument maker and repairer

Sales Consultant David Griffin

B.Mus., M. Mus David conducts the Fishers Ghost Youth Orchestra, the Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra & ensembles at Roseville College.

Warehouse Manager Adrian Horne

Manages the smooth running of the Optimum Warehouse. Adrian has played piano, trombone and drums

Accounts Manager Yi Zhang

M.Com,, M.I.B. Always happy to help you with any of your accounts related Inquiries.

Website Development Assistant Madeline Zulli

Studying for a degree in Commerce Law.

Warehouse Emily Hammann

BCA., Grad Dip Ed Emily is a pianist and teacher who also plays flute and cello and teaches at Rosebank College

Warehouse John Shorter

New to Optimum Percussion, John comes from a computer and music background and joins the warehouse team.

Warehouse Dominic Bounds

Dom is a keen writer of science fiction and fantasy and also assists Adrian in our warehouse.

Support and Inspiration for Teachers using Percussion

Optimum Staff - Out and About

Madeline, Jacqui and Yi


Will Tony ever teach Allan to waltz?

Any ideas Adrian?

Carolyn & Jacqui

Hi John



Call us for percussion advice whenever you need it.

Phone: 02 9744 1829 or 1300 850 242 Fax: 02 9744 2357

42 Burwood Road Burwood NSW 2134
www.optimumpercussion.com.au Email - info@optimumpercussion.com.au ABN 35 616 396 374
All Prices listed include GST and are our special education prices Prices are current at the time of printing 29/01/11 Every effort will be made to maintain these prices for the 2011 calendar year

We offer Express Freight door to door Australia Wide

We subsidise your freight !
$12.95 $19.95 $49.95
If your order fits in our large 5kg courier satchel, freight will be only $12.95 For orders from this catalogue up to $300 value, our delivery charge is capped at just $19.95 Australia wide. The maximum we will charge is $49.95* for delivery anywhere in Australia for orders from this catalogue. For large orders this will save $100s. N.B. we will of course charge less than $49.95* if the cost is less.
*This offer does not apply to large concert instruments on pages 10, 46 and 47

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If you are unhappy with your instruments we will replace, exchange or refund This means NO RISK purchasing.
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Please include your email address and / or direct phone number so that we can contact you should any questions arise.

All instruments have a 12 month warranty against manufacturing defects. If your instrument breaks during sensible use due to a manufacturing fault we will repair or replace it for you.

OPTIMUM OPENING HOURS E.S.T Monday 10.00am - 5.00pm Tuesday 9.00am - 5.00pm Wednesday 9.00am - 5.00pm Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 3.00pm

Optimum Events, Trade Stalls, Sponsorships

Optimum Partnerships
We are proud to be the Percussion Instrument Suppliers for the Sydney Eisteddfod

For more information visit www.sydneyeisteddfod.com.au

Optimum Percussion is a proud partner of Musica Viva In Schools

For more information about Musica Viva In Schools call 1300 663 608 Or visit www.musicaviva.com.au

Arthur Hull Drum Circle Course 2010 Optimum Percussion is proud of its support of Drum Circles which are an educational activity growing rapidly in Australian Schools and Communities. 2010 brought Arthur Hull to Australia for a three day clinic called Rhythmical Alchemy Playshop or RAP
The 2010 course was held at MLC School in Burwood.

Optimum Trade Stalls

Optimum Percussion sponsors educational conferences by sponsoring local and international artists and providing keyboard and un-tuned percussion equipment for use by delegates during the Early Childhood Conference for Performing Arts and the Living Music and Dance Courses
ECCPA - Optimum Percussion Trade Stand

Australian Percussion Eisteddfod 2010

Gamelan Ensemble Hills International College


Australian Percussion Eisteddfod 2010

The Australian Percussion Eisteddfod was held over three days, covering primary, secondary and tertiary events. The School Solo and Ensemble events were held at Kelvin Grove State College on Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd of August and the Open (Tertiary level) Solo Events were held during the Australian Percussion Gathering on Thursday 26th August. This year saw the introduction of an Open Drumline Section which was well received by the schools who entered and has caused much interest in next year's event with many schools planning to travel to Sydney to compete in 2011. The Senior High Percussion Ensemble section was again well attended with 14 ensembles competing for great prizes donated by Zildjian, Grover, Innovative Percussion and Rhythmscape. Commencing at 2pm and concluding at 5.30pm each ensemble performed two pieces and we would like to thank each group for the way in which they professionally moved on and off stage which ensured the section finished within the allotted times. Thanks to all the conductors who prepared their school's ensembles for this event. The standard improves each year and the performances are full of great musicianship and dynamic energy. Nigel Bates and David Kemp had the honour of adjudicating this section and Nigel Bates reviewed the event in the following way I have to confess that my previous UK adjudication experience had not prepared me for the astonishingly high levels of performance from the Senior Percussion Ensemble section during the Australian Percussion Eisteddfod 2010. Ensemble after ensemble played just brilliantly and my fellow adjudicator David Kemp and I became increasingly concerned about the judgement that was our inevitable responsibility: just how to choose between so many excellent performances. Over and above the customary technical and musical criteria, we also looked at the challenges of the group's chosen pieces and how effectively the ensembles rose to meet those challenges. There was just enough to be measured and for us to be able to deliver a result. Very best compliments and commendations to all the participating ensembles. Clearly, the Australian percussion scene is excitingly vibrant and I look forward to hearing more, much more! Similarly many fine solo performances were heard across the solo events. These sections are a great opportunity for young players to hear new repertoire, watch each other perform and receive feedback from experienced performers who have come to adjudicate. We would like to thank the adjudicators who gave of their talent and time to judge each performance. We would also like to thank Ferny Grove State High School Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Stephanie McCaw, The Gamelan Ensemble from Hills International College, conducted by Julia Pope, for the wonderful concerts / displays held in between the Sunday ensemble sections. These groups performed with commitment and vitality. David Kemp also performed a solo Vibraphone concert covering a wide variety of styles with great virtuosity and warmth. Also special acknowledgement to the volunteers from the music department - both teachers and students from Kelvin Grove State College. Percussion Eisteddfods are like no other - they require a huge arsenal of instruments and the support of many people on the day to make sure everyone is in the right place performing at their best. To this end we would especially like to thank David Adelt who hosted the event this year. David has brought students and ensembles to the Australian Percussion Eisteddfod travelling interstate each year for many years and his support of the eisteddfod this year in Brisbane was greatly appreciated.

Ferny Grove Percussion Ensemble

Brisbane SHS

MacGregor SHS

Cooparoo Secondary College

Cavendish Road SHS Drumline Brent Miller

Riverview Drumline

Sunnybank Hills State School

Robert Oetomo


Removable Bar Glockenspiels
All diatonic glockenspiels include F#s and Bb
Studio 49 1600 Series Soprano Diatonic c3 f4 $69.00

Studio 49 1600 Series Soprano Chromatic c3 f4 $109.00


Studio 49 1600 Series Alto Diatonic c2 a3 $99.00


Studio 49 1600 Series Alto Chromatic extension. $79.00

NB: F#s and Bbs not included

Studio 49 Glockenspiels are a compact size with a excellent tone plus the best bar attachment system you will find. Bars can be removed easily yet do not fall off.

Studio 49 Series 2000 Soprano Diatonic c3 a4 $179.00


Studio 49 Series 2000 Soprano Chromatic extension $129.00


The Studio 49 2000 series glockenspiels have a superb tone and are outstandingly durable.

Studio 49 Series 2000 Alto Diatonic c2 a3 $199.00


Studio 49 Series 2000 Alto Chromatic extension $139.00


Remo Lynn Kleiner Glockenspiel Removable bars $37.95 c3-c4

PG/REM-LK25-10 This great sounding little glock has removable bars for pentatonic work

Suzuki Soprano Diatonic c3 a4 $129.95 PG/SUZ-SG13

Chromatic units also available. Call for prices

Suzuki Alto Diatonic c2 a3 $149.95 PG/SUZ-AG13

Chromatic units also available. Call for prices

Sonor Soprano Diatonic c3 f4 $79.00 PG/SON-NG10

Sonor Soprano Alto c2 a3 $119.00


Sonor Soprano Full Chromatic c3-f#4 $135.00


Sonor Alto Full Chromatic c2-Bb4 $195.00


Sonor Meisterklasse Soprano Diatonic c3-c5 $279.00 PG/SON-SG19

Sonor Meisterklasse Alto Diatonic c3-c5 $295.00


Sonor Meisterklasse Soprano Full Chromatic c3-c5 $379.00

Sonor Meisterklasse Alto Full Chromatic c3-c5 $385.00


PG/SON-SG25 New Sonor 2 octave Glockenspiels with 25mm wide bars. Outstanding!

Fixed Bar Glockenspiels

Angel Diatonic c3 to c4 $19.95

Angel Chromatic 25 Col Bars g2-g4 $33.95


Angel Chromatic 25 Bars g2-g4 $30.95


Angel Chromatic 2 Octaves c2 c4 $154.95


2.5 Oct g1 c4 $179.95

PG/ANG-5304 1 oct lower than standard concert glockenspiel. Wide bars - Mellow and resonant. For improved tone we recommend hard rubber mallets PSC/ROH-SOPX

Optimum Chromatic 2.5 Octaves f2 c5 $149.95

PG/OPT-HG32 Very good tone. Standard orchestral Glockenspiel range


Pentatonic Percussion
The Pentatonic Scale allows any note to blend well with other notes in the scale. It is found in folk music around the world as well as modern western music such as blues, rock' n 'roll, heavy metal and rap. Ideal for improvisation, creative play and group activities with tuned and un-tuned percussion. Almost all the instruments on this page use either the F pentatonic scale of F G A C D or the C Pentatonic Scale of C D E G A. (These are similar except for the E or F notes)

High quality C pentatonic instruments with beautiful resonance.

Ideal for the first steps in music for young and oldmallets and notes permanently attached Pentatonic scale allows harmonic sound no matter which notes are played in which order Highly appropriate for musical accompaniment, improvisation, and playing simple melodies.

Alto Xylophone AX500 c c $229.00

Alto Metallophone AM500 c c $229.00

Alto Glockenspiel AG500 c c $89.00

Log Drums
Hear these instruments and check out the complete range of Schlagwerk products at www.schlagwerk.com Big enough to allow two players to sit side by side or to lie on the Big Boms side for a full body massage! Padouk models produce rich, resonant & strong tones

Made in Germany from beautifully crafted Padouk, Maple and Wenge, these Schlagwerk log drums are wonderful instruments for the classroom. Ideal for ostinato and improvisation.

Perfectly tuned warm African sounds.

45cm Padouk F Pentatonic

60cm Padouk C Pentatonic

60cm Padouk F Pentatonic

BIG BOM 100cm long

8 Tone Padouk G Pentatonic

BIGGESTS BOM! 120cm long

10 tone Padouk F pentatonic

$289.00 c-d-f-g-a-c

$399.00 e-g-a-c-d-e-g-a

$399.00 f-g-a-c-d-f-g-a

$1495.00 G-A-B-d-e-g-a-b

$1995.00 F-G-A-c-d-f-g-a-c'-d'

Extra Schlagwerk Mallets available $24.95 pair

PSMP/SCH-103 mellow gum rubber

All of these Log Drums come with a FREE pair of Schlagwerk Mallets

C Pentatonic Set (6 tubes)


Wah Wah Tubes

Schlagwerk F Pentatonic
F2 - d3

Table Tubes
Schlagwerk Pentatonic


f, g, a, c, d

Range: c'' - a'''

A clear open tone with long resonance Cover the thumb holes for Wah Wah effect

See Page 22 for complete range of Boomwhackers

$139.95 Comes with 5 mallets.

Includes extra tube (E) for interchange with the F tube to create either F or C-pentatonic Stunning resonant tone. Comes with pair of mallets.


Optimum Orff Keyboards


New ces Pr i w er Lo

Strong sound projection. Free bar holders for F#s and Bbs African Rosewood Bars

Durable Solid Rubber suspension system Durable solid wood resonance boxes - not particle board High quality build standard, tuning and bar finishing

Hundreds of satisfied teachers across Australia use and recommend the Optimum Range

Soprano Xylophone c2-a3 PX/OPT-XS16 $279.00

Alto Xylophone c1-a2 OPT-XA16 $369.00

Bass Xylophone c-a1 PX/OPT-XB16 $699.00

Free 2nd set of mallets

Free 2nd set of mallets

Soprano Xylo 2 Octave Wide bar c2-c4 PX/OPT-XS19W $449.00

Alto Xylo 2 octave Wide bar c1-c3 PX/OPT-XA19W $549.00

Bass Xylophone 2 Octave c-c2 PX/OPT-XB19 $799.00

Soprano Metallophone c2-a3 PME/OPT-MS16 $279.00

Alto Metallophone c1-a2 PME/OPT-MA16 $369.00

Bass Metallophone 1.6 Octave c-a1 PME/OPT-MB16 $699.00 Bass Metallophone -2 Octave c-c2 PME/OPT-MB19 $799.00

NB: F# s and Bb not included as they are already found with the diatonic units

NB: F# s and Bb not included as they are already found with the diatonic units

NB: F# s and Bb not included as they are already found with the diatonic units


Soprano 1.6 Xylo Chromatic Extension PX/OPT-XS-C $209.00 Sop 2 Oct Wide Bar Xylo Chromatic Unit PX/OPT-XS-C2W $349.00 Sop 1.6 Metallophone Chromatic Unit. PME/OPT-MS-C $209.00

Alto 1.6 Xylo Chromatic Extension PX/OPT-XA-C $299.00 Alto 2 Oct Wide Bar Xylo Chromatic Unit PX/OPT-XA-C2W $429.00 Alto 1.6 Metallophone Chromatic Unit. PME/OPT-MS-C $299.00

Bass 1.6 Xylo Chromatic Extension PX/OPT-XB-C $499.00 Bass 2 Oct Xylo Chromatic Unit PX/OPT-XB-C2W $549.00 Bass 1.6 Metallophone Chromatic Unit. PME/OPT-MB-C $499.00

Optimum Orff Keyboard Kits

2 x 1.6 oct Sop Xylophones

2 x 1.6 oct Alto Xylophones

1 x 2 oct Bass Xylophone

1 x Free double braced Stand normally $149.00



2 x 1.6 oct Sop Xylos & 1 x 1.6 oct Sop Metallophone

2 x 1.6 oct Alto Xylos & 1 x 1.6 oct Sop Metallophone

2 x 2 oct Bass Xylophone

2 x Free double braced Stands valued at $298.00




Buy any Soprano, Alto or Bass Xylophone diatonic & chromatic combination or Metallophone diatonic & chromatic combination and receive chromatic stand for $99.00
normally $199.00 Photo shows both diatonic and chromatic Bass 2 octave Xylophones on their stand C - c#2 range
Total package $1447.00


Optimum Marimbas and Orff Spare Parts.

Beautiful African Rosewood Bars High quality build standard, tuning & bar finishing.
Optimum Bass / Alto Mallets

Easy to assemble Simple resonator Adjustments for F# / Bb bars Both Marimbas come with 2 pairs of mallets
2010 saw the successful launch of the Optimum Bass/Alto and Contra Bass Marimbas both being received well by teachers across Australia. The 2011 models have improved frame strength which provides greater durability and allows you to feel confident when wheeling around the school.

Optimum 3 Octave Diatonic Bass/Alto Marimba

c - c3 incl F#s & Bbs

Optimum ContraBass Mallets


Optimum 2 Octave Diatonic ContraBass Marimba

C - c1 incl F#s & Bbs


The Alto/Bass marimba has standard Bass width Bars and is 3 octaves which allows enough space for 3 students. The Contrabasss very wide bars go down an octave below a Bass Xylophone.


Suspension Cord:
These Pre-sewn loops make installation easy

Replacement Bars:
We can supply replacement bars for all brands. Please call for specific bar ordering information. Prices dependant on brand and model. *Glockenspiel Bars $10 - $15 *Sop & Alto Xylo/Met bars $30 - $50 *Bass Xylo/Met bars $70 - $200

Replacement Pins:

Studio 49 material covered Suspension cord for Sop or Alto $24.95 per inst.(2 loops) STU-XM-05 Will fit all brands that use a twisted cord suspension Studio 49 longer cord for Bass instruments $26.95 per inst.( 2 loops) PPX/STU-XM02 Suspension Cord Also available by the metre Material covered $11.95 per metre PPX/SON-CORD

Suzuki Xylo or Metallophone Pin $1.95 each SUZ-PIN $49.00 set of 4 PPX/SUZ-PINSET

Sonor Pins Flexible Rubber $2.45 each PPX/SON-XPINS

Replacement Suspension Straps:


Optimum Sop/Alto Xylo Solid rubber Suspension strips with nail surrounds $19.95 per inst PPX/OPT-SA Optimum Bass Xylo Solid rubber Suspension strips with nail surrounds $19.95 per inst PPX/OPT-BAS

Studio 49 Pin set for Sop/Alto Xylo or Met. $24.95 13 flex rub.+ 14 Rub coated nails PPX/STU-AX03 Also available for Metallophones $19.95 per inst PPME/OPT-SA $19.95 per inst PPME/OPT-BAS

Studio 49 Pin set for Bass Xylo or Met. $24.95 13 flex rub.+ 14 Rub coated nails PPX/STU-BX03

See Page 12 for the Keyboard Range Guide

Orff Lesson Idea

This lesson is based on the Native North American culture and uses Drum, Descant Recorder, Soprano Glockenspiel, Soprano, Alto and Bass Xylophone and voice. Canoe Song 1. All students are seated in a circle. Initiate discussion about Native American life and culture. Discuss. 2. Play a steady eighth note beat on any available drum. Students take turns around the circle saying a word to describe native America history, life or culture. Each student has four beats to complete this task. 3. Have students Sing the song through echo imitation by phrase. Sing the song while patting the rhythm on the Bass Xylophone part: left, right right; transfer to the Bass Xylophone. Snap the rhythm of the Soprano Glockenspiel part while singing the song; transfer to the Soprano Xylophone. Play the Sop and Alto Xylophone part; add the drum part. Notice that the rhythm is the same. Layer in the BX part. Sing the song and play the SG part. Play the Soprano recorder part. Combine all instrumental parts and sing. 4. Performance Plan
Introduction 4-beats BX followed by 4-beats BX/SX / AX and drum followed by 8 - bars BX, SX/AX, drum and recorder instruments and voices 16-beats BX and drum continue 4 students share their word from the preparation activity instruments and voices 16-beats BX and drum continue 4 students share their word from the preparation activity

Song Interlude

Song Interlude


16-beats BX. SX/AX, drum, recorder All instruments play final quarter note using Es at the end

Orff for Everyone: Favorite Folk Songs By Donna Dirkson Available Page 39.

Teaching Notation Games

The MelodieXpress Note Reading pack includes 104 cards - the treble, alto and base clefs, and 52 crochet notes - 4 cards for each of the 13 notes, plus accidentalls and key signatures.
Melodie Express Note Reading $29.95 each

The MelodieXpress Composing Music

pack includes 104 cards to build on those in the Note Reading pack. Each card displays a symbol from music notation - more notes, rests, bar lines etc Melodie Express It also include an 18 page guide book with further games and activities which introduce and make use of Composing the new cards. $29.95 each

The guide book includes the rules for 12 games which can be played using the cards. The games focus upon learning the to recognise and name the notes, and upon sequences of notes.


Studio 49 Orff Keyboards

Designed by Studio 49 with Carl Orff for his Schulwerk in 1949

Studio 49s Premium Range SERIES 2000

Grillodur Bars Grillodur bars are made from a highly refined fiberglass material that gives an excellent xylophone sound. Slightly more resonant than even the best wood and ideal for use in difficult temperature or humidity conditions

Honduras Rosewood Bars Metallophone Bars Studio 49s special

aluminium alloy produces the best metallophone sound we have heard and their suspension design creates just the right amount of resonance length. The adjustable sliding rail on the bass gives even more resonance control. Only hand-selected and expertly cured Amazon Jacaranda (Rosewood) is used in the legendary Series 2000. This produces that original warm earthy sound with strong lower harmonics.

SERIES 2000 Xylophones

Flexible Bar Pins made from durable Rubber Durable material covered suspension cord
Includes high quality yarn wrapped mallets

SERIES 2000 Metallophones

Superb sounding bars Controlled resonance
Includes high quality yarn wrapped mallets

Hondura Rosewood
Diatonic Units (incl F#s and Bb)

Grillodur Bars
Diatonic Units (incl F#s and Bb)

Diatonic Units (incl F#s and Bb) SXG2000 AXG2000 BXG2000

Soprano c2-a3 Alto c1-a2 Bass c-a1

SX2000 AX2000 BX2000

$539.00 $699.00 $699.00

Soprano c2-a3 Alto c1-a2 Bass c-a1

$539.00 $699.00 $1,699.00

Soprano c2-a3 Alto c1-a2 Bass c-a1

SM2000 $529.00 AM2000 $669.00 BM2000 $1,599.00

Chromatic Units (incl C#s, D#s and G#s)

Chromatic Units (incl C#s, D#s and G#s)

Chromatic Units (incl C#s, D#s and G#s)

Soprano Alto Bass

H-SX2000 $339.00 H-AX2000 $479.00 H-BX2000 $1099.00

Soprano Alto Bass

H-SXG2000 $339.00 H-AXG2000 $479.00 H-BXG2000 $1099.00

Soprano Alto Bass

H-SM2000 H-AM2000 H-BM2000

$339.00 $419.00 $1029.00

Orff Instrument Range Guide - Use this guide to answer any of your bar name and orff instrument ranges. Works on all brands.
(also known as c4 on concert instruments)


Optimum 2 Octave Diatonic ContraBass Marimba $1699.00 PM/OPT - CB2D

Studio 49 Orff Keyboards

Compact and light. Excellent sound quality
The 1000 series allows for use on class tables yet still works well on the floor. Superb engineering saves space without compromising sound. Removable Rosewood bars and durable rubber mallets. Diatonic - 16 bars
F# x 2 and Bb included plus quality mallets

Soprano Xylophone c2 - a3 SX 1000 Alto Xylophone c1 - a2 AX 1000 Soprano Metallophone c2 - a3 SM 1000 Alto Metallophone c1 - a2 AM 1000 Soprano Xylophone Alto Xylophone Soprano Metallophone Alto Metallophone H-SX 1000 H-AX 1000 H-SM 1000 H-AM 1000

$369.00 $499.00 $349.00 $479.00

Chromatic Extension Units

$239.00 $299.00 $229.00 $299.00

Series 1000 Cases

Soprano Xylo/Met PCAX/STU-S1000 $59.95 Alto Xylo/Met PCAX/STU-A1000 $59.95

Orff Keyboard Stands

Studio 49 Keyboard Stand

FSC $475.00

FSC Keyboard Stand for all chromatic xylophones and metallophones

adjustable height for students

Studio 49 Keyboard Stand FSD $349.00

FSD Keyboard Stand for all diatonic xylophones and metallophones

and teachers. 55cm - 85 cm smooth movement with rubber-coated wheels The keyboards are held securely yet can be lifted quickly and easily from stands when needed. Handle adaptors are available for Non-Studio 49 Brand instruments. Fantastic German Quality

Length and height

adjustable - will fit soprano, alto or bass instruments. Instrument can be taken on and off the stands instantly. Handle adaptors are available for Non-Optimum Brand instruments.Call to discuss your needs.

Optimum Keyboard Stand Diatonic $149.00


Chromatic $199.00

Well made and great value

Suzuki Xylophone Stands $119.00

Sonor Basic Trolley $269.00

Adapters screw into the existing leg mounts Trolley Adapter for Sop, Alto & Tenor Diatonic PHX/SON-AD1 $89.00 Trolley Adapter for Bass Diatonic PHX/SON-AD2 $109.00 Trolley Adapter for Sop, Alto & Tenor Chromatic PHX/SON-AC1 $99.00 Trolley Adapter for Bass Chromatic PHX/SON-AC2 $109.00

Basic Stand without wheels


Diatonic Stand with wheels Height Adjustable using hole and peg system 102 105


Orff Keyboards cont.

F# x 2 and Bbs included plus high quality mallets

Chromatic Units and all other models in the Sonor range also available call for prices.

Xylophone Primary Line1 Octave

Soprano SXP1 c2-a3 $479 Alto AXP1 c1-a2 $649 Bass GBXP1 c-a1 $1299

Xylophone Palisono bars (fibreglass)

Soprano SKX100 c2-a3 $679 Alto TAKX100 2 Octaves c1-c3 $995 Bass GBKX100 c-a1 $2395

Soprano SKM1 c2 f#3 $579 Alto TAKM1 2 Octaves c1-c3 $899 Bass Primary Line GBMP1 c-a1 $1299

Metallophones Meisterklasse Series

Soprano SKM10 c2 a3 $769 Alto TAKM10 2 Octaves c1-c3 $1079 Bass GBKM10 c-a1 $2149

F# x 2 and Bbs included and mallets

Chromatic Units and all other models in the Suzuki range also available call for prices.

Xylophones Honduras Rosewood Bars

Soprano SXCS16 c2-a3 $479 Alto SXCA16 c1-a2 $579 Bass SXCB16 c-a1 $979

Soprano SMCS16 c2-a3 $369 Alto SMCA16 c1-a2 $499 Bass SMCB16 c-a1 $899

Studio 49 Contra Bass Resonator

Fantastic resonant bass tones. These are the worlds finest Bass and Contrabass resonator bars! Contra-Bass Honduras Rosewood Resonator Bars Low C, C#, D, D#, E (2 oct below middle C) $495.00 each
PRB/STU-KBX-( ) (insert note name)

Mallets not included. For Contra Bass Resonators we recommend Innovative percussion professional Marimba Mallets with rattan shafts $34.95 per mallet PSM/INN-IP702 single (for C to E) PSM/INN-IP703 single (for F to B)

Low F, F#, G, G#, A, Bb, B (1.5 oct below middle C) $349.00 each


PRB/STU-KBX-( ) (insert note name)

Are you looking for more beautiful Bass tones? See Suzuki Bass Tone Chimes P26

Chime & Resonator Bars

Chime Bars
Optimum Chime Bars c3 c4 in green Box $29.95

Now colour matched to Boomwhackers

Optimum Step Chime Ladder
suits Soprano Green Box sets Chimes not included

$ 24.95
PHCB/OPT-SS Alto Chimes steps coming soon call for more information.

Optimum Alto Chime Bars set of 8 c2 c3 in zipper bag $79.95


New Great Sound

Extra Mallets available PSC/ROH-GLOCKRB $5.95pr Angel Chime Bars c3 c4 in yellow box $ 29.95

Suzuki One Octave Step Chimes $ 199.00 c2-c3


Optimum Chime Bars

Optimum Chime Bars includes case Alto g1 g3 $229.00

Sop a2 a4 $189.00

Great Value Product! 25 Chimes with 25 mallets. Good tone and tuning.

Studio 49 Chime Bar Sets

CHIME BAR SETS #1 25 Note Set c1-c3 Alto Chromatic $799.00

CHIME BAR SETS #2 16 Note Set with F# and Bb c2-a3 Soprano Diatonic $ 435.00

CHIME BAR SETS #3 19 note Set with F# and Bb c1-c3 Alto Diatonic $ 615.00

CHIME BAR SETS #4 22 Note Set c2-a3 Sop Chromatic $ 599.00


STUDIO 49 INDIVIDUAL CHIMES AVAILABLE c2-a3 (Soprano) each $29.00 PCB/STU-( ) c1-b1 (Alto) each $39.00 PCB/STU-( ) Mallet included with each bar ( Add bar name)

Wooden Cases
Lovely full, resonant tone. Outstanding design and build quality
Studio 49 Wooden cases for Chime Bars $ 109.95 suits Soprano sets

$ 149.95 suits Alto sets


Optimum Bass Resonator

Set Optimum Bass Resonator Bars Rosewood bars Low c, f and g $249 set 3 incl mallets (pic)

Studio 49 Bass Resonator Bars

Single Optimum Bass Resonator Bars Rosewood bars c to c1 $95.00 each incl mallet
PRB/OPT-BX-( ) (note name)

Honduras Rosewood or Grillodur $179.00 c-c1 each Rosewood bar PRB/STU-BX-( ) (insert note name) $179.00 c-c1 each Grillodur bar ( Synthetic) PRB/STU-BXG-( ) (insert note name) $179.00 c-c1 each Metallophone bar PRB/STU-BM-( ) (insert note name)

Excellent Tones!
Mallets not included. For Bass Resonators we recommend Studio 49 S3 Mallets $22.50 per mallet PSC/STU-S3 single

Excellent Tones Great Value

Optimum Alto Resonator Bars also available on request Rosewood Bars


Sound Shapes and Tambours

Sound Shapes are high quality percussion instruments that are perfect for the classroom. Suitable for ages 3 and up. They are simple to play and useful in multiple lesson plans. These pre-tuned hand drums arent much bigger than a normal drumhead by itself. Sound Shapes are light, affordable, durable and incredibly portable. Special Buy 2 sets of Soundshapes and receive a free circle bag
Assorted Shapes Sets PASSET/REM-VAR $104.95
9" triangle, a 6.5 x 9" rectangle,

Sound Shape Playbook

Teacher's Book Lyn Kleiner and Christine Stevens


a 9 x 9" square, a 9" round, and a 9" wide half-round.

Low pitch square through to high pitch semi-circle

Discover 22 incredible drumming activities, games, and drum techniques for REMO Sound Shapes and other hand drums

Complete Circle Set PASSET/REM-CIRC $149.00 6 8 10 12 14 16 round Circular Sound Shapes come in six even-numbered sizes from 6" to 16" and come in great blue, purple, black, yellow, green, or red colors. All six circles when stacked together are a mere 1 " tall

Sound Shapes, Rhythms and More!


Book/CD Pack (with reproducible pages). For Gr. 2-5.

Individual Shapes

Drum Circle bag 18


9 square
$27.95 each

9 triangle
$27.95 each

$24.95 each

Holds 15 20 shapes

Hand Drums & Tambours

Mano 8" and 10" hand drums. Light weight and nicely finished. Calf heads 8" $9.95

Remo Kids Percussion Lollypop Drums 6 $22.95


Remo Lynn Kleiner 8 Hand Drum

Comes with rainbow beater

8 $24.95

$ 26.95

10 $27.95

10" $12.95
PATB/MAN-TMP69 Includes Mallets

The Lynn Kleiner Hand Drum and the Kids Percussion Hand Drums are high-quality durable drums, featuring Remos Fibreskin Heads. These are first class instruments

Nino 6 ABS $24.95 PATB/NIN-6B

(or G, R or Y)

Nino 8 ABS $29.95 PATB/NIN-8B

(or G, R or Y)

Remo Kids Percussion Hand Drums 6, 8, 10 12 14 including 5 mallets $199.00 PATB/REM-KIDSET

Rohema Wood Drums 5$29.95 6$32.95 7$36.95 8$39.95

PATB/ROH-5W (6W, 7W, 8W) Comes with a felt mallet

Nino 10 ABS $33.95 PATB/NIN-10B

(or G, R or Y)

Nino 12 ABS $38.95 PATB/NIN-12B

(or G, R or Y)

These great sounding wood drums have small felt feet for use straight down on tables. They produce a strong bongolike sound.

Available in Blue, Green, Red, Yellow


Very Durable. Good sounding synthetic heads.

Outstanding tone and durability

Synthetic Shell Djembes
These Synthetic Shell Djembe from Toca and Remo are light in weight and still offer good sounds. The Bass tones are resonant and strong. The open tone (played nearer edge) is brighter and less earthy when compared to the wood shell instruments. Those models with Synthetic heads offer excellent durability and pitch stability in all weather and have an even brighter edge tone Remo Kids Percussion Djembe
8 Excellent tone. Durable Fibreskyn head. Stays in tune.


Toca mechanically tuned Djembe NEW Toca Resin Pre-tuned Djembe w/ free bag and Strap
With strong pre-tuned synthetic head

NEW Toca Resin shell Djembe w/ synthetic head

These are the very latest high quality drums from Toca with a new Fibre style head material. The 14 in particular has an excellent bass tone 9" $110.00 PDDJ/TOC-DS9R 10" $169.00 PDDJ/TOC-DS10R 12" $229.00 PDDJ/TOC-DS12R 14" $279.00 PDDJ/TOC-DS14R

Toca Resin Shell Djembe

Bali Red Print
With natural skin head

Light weight with excellent resonance. The edge tone is more towards a darabuka in sounds but these are very light and great for schools 9"x 40cm $99.00 PDDJ/TOC-9RB 10"x 50cm $129.95 PDDJ/TOC-10RB 12"x 60cm $169.95 PDDJ/TOC-12RB

Light weight excellent resonance with a warmer edge tone when compared to the synthetic head models.

Nice and Light with Resin Shells and natural skin replaceableheads. Available in Fiesta (left) or Abstract Red

9" x 40cm $149.95


9x 40cm $124.00

10" x 50cm $199.00


10x 50cm $169.00


12" x 60cm $249.00


12x 60cm $199.00


Wood Shell Djembes

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Our most popular djembes

Cosmic Wood Shell Djembe

With High Quality Natural Skin head

7 x 30cm $49.00 9 x 40cm $99.00 10 x 50cm $139.00 12 x 60cm $199.00 12 pro x 60cm $299.00
PDDJ/COS-7 or 9, 10, 12 or 12C

Classic earthy tones from these well made drums. Further improved quality and tuning. Great sounding authentic djembe.

Cosmic Wood Shell Djembe with synthetic head

10 and 12 Now also available with very durable thick Synthetic head for just $10 more per drum.

All 10 and 12 Cosmic Djembes now come with free padded Djembe hats! VALUE $20

10 x 50cm $149.00 PDDJ/COS-10S 12 x 60cm $209.00 PDDJ/COS-12S

Optimum Drum Circle Set #1 for up to 21 students 1 x djun djun, 1 x talking drum, 4 x 10 (50cm H) Djembe, 2 x 12 (60cm H) Djembe 1 x large Shereke, 2 x med Shekere, 2 x guiros, 4 x shell bells, 1 x kokoriko, 1 x two tone woodblock/guiro, 1 x African dble cowbell, 1 x clave 2 x lge caxixi shakers.

$1700.00 $1449.00

Optimum Drum Circle Set #2 for up to 17 students 3 x 10 (50cm H) Djembe, 2 x 9 (40cm H) Djembe , 2 x Med Shekere, 2 x guiros, 4 x shell bells, 1 x kokoriko, 1 x two tone woodblock/guiro, 1 x African dble cowbell, 1 x clave, 2 x lge caxixi shakers.

$850.00 $739.00


African Drum Circle Instruments

Remo Arthur Hull Djun Djun Nesting Set
These unique lightweight drums have Remos thick super durable pre-tuned Mondo fibreskyn heads. Each drum has two removable heads enabling them to nest inside each other for compact storage. The heads by themselves are strong sounding tambour style hand drums so by using the 6 Djuns as single headed drums, you are left with 6 spare hand drums. 12 instruments!Complete with 6 sponge covered mallets of graduated weight

African Log drums

Authentic Log Drums from Ghana in three different pitches ( untuned) Complete with a pair of sticks

Large log drum Approx 55cm x 22 cm


Medium log drum Approx 40cm x 20cm



Small log drum Approx 32cm x 18 cm


Remo Bahia Bass Drums

Dont be fooled by what looks like a weird floor tom these single headed toms are great sounding punchy bass drums. They feature a thick unique Remo vinyl covered head that produce a good low frequency bass. They can stack inside each other for transport and like all Remo drums are extremely durable.

Balafon 6 key from Ghana

includes mallets These nicely made authentic African Xylophones from Ghana are in their own unique scale. Fun for improvising together with untuned instruments.

14 $439.00

Caxixi Shakers (Kiss Kass)

16 $499.00


Shell Bells
Cosmic Shell-Bells
on elastic

Shell Bells
Cosmic Shell-Bells

JuJu Shaker
Seed Pod shaker from Benin in West Africa

African Double Cowbell

Gourd Shekere
African traditional style with shells.

for wrist
terrific island sound

for ankles
terrific island sound

Small $11.95 pair


$13.95 each

$14.95 each


Medium$13.95 pair PASH/AFR-CAX.M Large $14.95 pair PASH/AFR-CAX.L

PACB/AFR-MED Comes with a beater




Bongos and Stands

Remo Rhythm Club Dadi Tunable mini bongos.
4.5 and 5" ABS Shells Blue, Green, Red or Yellow Replacement heads available $22.95
PDB/DAD-16BL or R or Y or G Built in feet allow for playing on desks. Great little drums!

Good quality synthetic head $46.95


Mano Tuneable 6.5 and 8

Calf skin heads. Wood shells

Remo Kids Percussion

High quality fibreskyn head Superb sound ! PCD/REM-KD-BON


Mano Heavy Duty Bongo Stand w/support armstandard height $55


Percussion Plus
Full Size Bongos

Natural with Harlequin H/ware



Wooden Head with Velcro attachment,

Mano Cuban Style Bongos

Full Size 7 and 8.5" shells Sunburst or Natural Gloss finish Excellent Value

LP Aspire Bongos
Great sounding Bongos by the world leaders in Latin percussion

fabulous bright sound $89.95



PDB/MAN-1769SB or NA

About Bongos.... The Remo Synthetic headed pretuned bongos do hold their tune and last well. The Small feet on most of these models allow them to sound OK when resting on floor or table. Tighten those heads - they sound much better high! The more expensive instruments have more projection and can handle higher tension. Mallets like these below will not damage the heads and sound good.

30mm solid felt head


$9.95 pair

Mano Heavy Duty Bongo Stand Short Ideal for K-4 $45

Hand Drums and Gathering Drums

Tuned Tambours
Tunable Calf Head 8 $ 24.95

Powerbeat Tambour 10 12

$ 26.95 $ 29.90


Replacement heads available

Powerbeat Tambour Tunable Plastic Replaceable Head 8 $ 24.95
Wine red PATB/POW-261WR Green PATB/POW-261GR

Studio 49 Tambour Tunable Calf head High quality sound 12" $109.00 PATB/STU-RT30 10" $89.00 PATB/STU-RT25 14" $125.00 PATB/STU-RT35 16" $145.00 PATB/STU-RT40

Schlagwerk Circle Drums Complete set of 4 $499.00


with case 35cm 40cm 45cm 50cm Single Drums $125.00 PDFD/SCH-RTC34 $135.00 PDFD/SCH-RTC39 $139.00 PDFD/SCH-RTC44 $145.00 PDFD/SCH-RTC49

These drums are covered with natural goat skin

Each drum comes with this high quality mallet

These circle drums by Schlagwerk are an easy to play frame drum with a natural skin head of the highest quality. Each light weight drum features a central grip. They have a wonderful bass tone and a distinctive high pitch edge sound.

Mano Percussion Select Wood Congas
10 and 11

Optimum Conga Bongo Package

Wood Congas w/stands (1601 model) + Cuban Bongos (1769 model) + Stand (DS363)

Mano Percussion Fibreglass shell Congas

10 and 11

Comfort curve hoops and protective rubber base ring. With Basket Stands

Mano Cuban Bongos

$379.00 pr
PDC/MAN-1601NAB Natural finish PDC/MAN-1601SBB Sunburst Finish

Chromed Comfort Curve hoops and protective rubber base ring. Includes basket stands.

Please specify Natural or Sunburst finishes

Amazing value.
PDC/MAN-1500WR Wine Red PDC/MAN-1500BL Blue

Toms, Congas & Gathering Drums Lynn Kleiner Gathering Drum Remo Kids Perc.
Tubano 10 Remo Rhythm Club Konga 6
Good quality synthetic head High quality fibreskyn head

Full range of congas available. Call for more information

40 x 8
$1549.00 $1449.00



Remo Kids Perc. Konga 6.5

High quality fibreskyn head

Wonderful timpani like sound. Durable Remo Head easily handles our Australian weather. Enough fun to single handedly entertain a small army Create the pitter patter of rain or the roar of thunder.


Remo Kids Floor Tom 10 High quality fibreskyn head

Remo Rhythm Club Floor Tom 10 Good quality synthetic head


Remo Kids Percussion Gathering Drums High quality fibreskyn head


8 x16 $129.00 PCD/REM -GA16 8 x 18 $145.00 PCD/REM -GA18 8 x 22 $199.00 PCD/REM-GA22 21 x 22 $329.00 PCD/REM-GA22L Includes a pair of mallets

Also a useful bass drum



Classroom Drums, Cajons and Taiko

Darabukas / Doumbeks/ Classroom Drums
Alexandria Darabuka
Cast Aluminium
Professional style Classic Arabic sound with strong clear bass and bright edge tones. Includes Soft Case and spare head.

Remo Doumbek 10 x 6 $99.95


Cosmic Talking Drum

Professional sound


African Percussion Djun Djun 10 x 22 $299.00


Classroom Bass Drum 20 x 10 Includes pair of Mallets $199.00


DXP Floor Tom 16 x 16 Need some bass? $149.00


Available in Red or Black

PDD/ALE-CA9 Squeeze to raise and lower the pitch

Ideal Small Bass Drum for Classroom and Drum Circle Activities

Like a drum kit in a box.

Play in the centre of the front head for a bass sound. Play towards the top edge of the head for a snare drum sound
Requena Cajons Made in Spain $199.00

Schlagwerk Hip-Box Junior Cajon Made in Germany $249.00

36cm high Special side port design allows it to lay flat for use as a gathering drum or play seated as a classic cajon. Professional sounding Great Instrument!

33 cm high These colourful baby Cajons are small but very well made with excellent sounds.

Build your own Cajon

Excellent instructions in English does need a range of tools and some handyman skills.
45cm high when complete

Optimum Cajon $199.00

50cm high x 29cm wide Well made full size cajon and excellent value.

Schlagwerk My Cajon Construction Kit $99.00

Medium 45cm high

Japanese Taiko Drums Recommended by leading Taiko teachers. Excellent drums.

Optimum Miyadaiko 48cm x 62cm high $995.00

Amazing value. Other sizes and styles available upon request. Optimum Shimedaiko, bolt tuned 35cm x 16cm complete package with Bachi (sticks), cloth bag and folding stand $495.00

Complete package with Bachi (sticks) , cloth bag and stand with lockable castors. Optimum Odaiko 60cm x 80cm high complete package as above $1699.00

(not pictured) Other stands available.

Optimum Taiko Sticks ( Bachi ) $19.95 pair


Optimum Junior Shimedaiko Pretuned 35cm x16cm complete package

Lower stand ideal for younger students




Boomwhackers are easy to play and lots of fun! Each Boomwhacker can be played onto the palm of the hand, tapped onto the ground or played together to form a chord. They also sound great when bounced vertically onto the ground with an Octavator cap added onto one end, especially the bass set. Great for Drum Circles and a multitude of classroom activities for all age groups

Into your hand

Onto the floor

Make a chord

C Bass Diatonic Set

octave below middle C c to b

Bass chromatic Set

octave below middle C#

C Diatonic Set
starting on middle C c to c

Chromatic Set
starting on middle C#

Treble Extension set

full chromatic set d to g


starting on middle C

(5 tubes)

(5 tubes)

(7 tubes)



(8 tubes)


(7 tubes)



cdegac (6 tubes)


Boomwhacker Accessories

XTS Whack Pack


Xylo Tote Tube Holder Octavator Caps Set of 8


Includes the 8-tube C Diatonic Set Plus
Contains *Xylo-tote tube holder, *pair Whacker Mallets, *Octavator Cap, *Whack-a-doodle-do, colour coded songbook and instructions

Elastic loops hold the Boomwhackers for use with mallets. Easy rollup and Velcro for transport and storage.

Put one of these caps on the end of any Boomwhackers Tube to lower the tone by an octave

500 removable stickers in chroma-notes colours. With and without letters PABW/BOO-CNS1


are fun, educational and economical, and kids of all ages love them!" Chris Judah Lauder



Boomwhacker Storage
New New



Boomwhacker Floor Stands Holds 16 tubes (2 octs diatonic)

PHBW/OPT-FS16 $24.95

Boomwhacker Bags Bass Bag (Blue)


Boomwhacker Storage Box Holds 48 tubes


Holds 13 tubes (full chromatic)

PHBW/OPT-FS13 $19.95

Regular Bag (Red)

Comes flat packed with tools and assembly instructions

Each bag holds 3 sets

Boomwhacker Packages
Boomwhacker Set 1 3 Diatonic Sets + free item



Buy 3 Diatonic Sets of Boomwhackers

And receive one of these free items

Free Chromatic Set x 1 OR Free Boomwhacker Stand x 1 OR Free Boomwhacker Bag x 1 which holds 3 sets

Boomwhacker Set 2 2 Bass + 3 Diatonic Sets + 2 Caps + free storage box



Buy 2 Bass and 3 Diatonic Sets of Boomwhackers and 2 sets of Octavator Caps

and receive a

Free Boomwhacker Storage Box


Boomwhacker texts
Boom Boom Classics! Book with CD
Chris Judah-Lauder
Ten simple and effective arrangements of classic themes from great composers. A CD is included with rhythm band accompaniments and full performance with Boomwhackers for each selection. Opportunities to incorporate movement and other Orff instruments into the lessons are outlined by the author in her teaching suggestions for each piece. Contains: Turkish March * Hungarian Dance No. 5 * Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 7 * Spinning Song * Theme from The Merry Widow * Rondeau Theme from Symphonic Suite No. 1 * Hopak * Can-Can * William Tell Overture * Theme from "The Trout" Quin-

Primary Boomwhackers
Bradley L Bonner
BLB Studios presents 8 exciting lessons with songs and boomwhackers! Discover concepts of beat, rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics, timbre, form, and style. Each lesson uses all 8 diatonic tubes and is accompanied by a CD track to keep the class focused on the concepts being taught, with vocals on one side and performance track (no vocals) on the other. Junior Primary

Boomwhacker Beatbags
Bradley L Bonner
Eight "fun-filled" Lessons for Boomwhackers and Assorted Diatonic Instruments 8 ensembles, each accompanied by a CD track, make innovative performance pieces. Each piece includes a fun-filled lesson on beat, rhythmic patterns, melody, and style. We recommend 3 sets of Boomwhackers as a class of 24 gives almost every student a tube, and every tube is used in all lessons. Intermediate Level for upper primary. MP100.1BON-BOO






Fun with Boomwhackers!

Chris Judah-Lauder
20 fun songs and activities to use with Boomwhackers Musical Tubes! Chris Judah-Lauder author of the Boom! Boom! Series has put together these familiar and newly composed tunes. The materials are thoroughly kid-tested and are arranged in order of difficulty for K8 classes. The book also includes a chart defining each composition by age and MENC standards. PB

Back to the Boomwhackers

Bradley L Bonner
This Book/CD has 8 fun-filled thematic lessons for the Boomwhackers with exciting CD practice and accompaniment tracks and reproducible scores. For grades 2-6 the focus is on basic music elements (beat rhythm patterns melody ostinato block harmony form dynamics and style) in varied selections based on tango African poly rhythms country hoe down military march rock folk jazz and even STOMP! Motivate the classroom and give crowdpleasing performances!

Bwhacky Tracks
Bradley L Bonner
THE FIRST EVER BOOMWHACKER MUSICAL! Includes script, score, boomwhacker orchestrations, performance and costume suggestions, and a CD with 2 accompaniment tracks for practice and performance. K-3rd grade students will love these 8 fun songs and games that combine to make this musical, but Bwhacky Tracks is great for individual classroom use, too. Spice up with animal masks or puppets. Also available packaged with Demo DVD MP100.1BON-BWAP






Tube Jams
Mari Schay Grades 36. Each of the ten pieces provide students with a launching point for creating their own arrangements as they explore the world of improvisational ensemble music with their classmates. Suggested performance ideas are included with each piece, and you can download FREE audio tracks and color-coded teaching aids from the website provided in the book.

Boomwhackers and Beyond

David and Jean Perry These songs use Boomwhackers, Orff instruments and percussion as well. Optional piano accompaniments support is given for the vocal lines. There is so much to teach using this collectionincluding counting beats, I-V chords, note identification, melodic movement, various meters, major/minor, sequencing, patterns, pitch names and singing rounds. . Grades K-6. Comes with CD

Whack-a Boom Card Games

Whack-a Boom !! Play 20+ games from the double-deck combination of colour and rhythm cards. The colour cards use the C Major Diatonic Sets. Game pack includes: 48 Color Cards, 48 Rhythm Cards, 2 Wild Cards, 2 Music Word Cards and Instruction Book.







Boom n Tunes Just for Fun

Linda Forrest For Boomwhackers, Unison voices. Novelty. Parts & Accompaniment CD. Linda Forrest has crafted these collections of simple arrangements to create a fun and wacky educational experience for elementary students. Each book contains reproducible pages for classroom use and an accompaniment CD

Boom n Tunes Easy Folk Tunes

Linda Forrest Progressing from simple lessons in pentatonic (CDEGAC) to more rhythmically diverse songs with melodic and I, IV, and V chordal arrangements, your students will relish the challenges of singing these songs as they accompany themselves on Boomwhackers and optional percussion- in 2 speeds-practice tempo and performance tempo. For Diatonic, Chromatic, and Bass Boomwhackers (or Octivators). With CD

Boomwhacker Bingo Vol 1 Game Kit

Paul and Teresa Jennings Use Boomwahcker Bingo to help you teach rhythmic concepts. With this, the first in a series of innovative game kits, you can reinforce rhythmic learning by yourself or using the accompanying CD. *Teacher's Guide Booklet
*Caller sheets, to be cut up for drawing by leader/teacher *"B-I-N-G-O" Song/Play *A reproducible Boomwhacker Orchestra part *30 different play sheets, *A Performance/Accompaniment CD *A blank reproducible rhythm sheet.







Boomwhacker texts
Boom-a-Tunes Curriculum Volume 1
Ellen Foncannon Available Vol 15
Volume 1 introduces students to treble music notation skills. The educational lyrics teach the location of the notes on the staff and integrate singing and playing to involve the entire class. Volume 1 is a sequenced curriculum complete with plans and activities for 20 lessons. Instrumental CD and piano accompaniment included.

Building Blocks Childrens Songs

Cathy Shinaberry Volume 1 and 2 (Classroom Tear-Out Sheets)
This series offers an alternative to traditional notation by using color-coded squares and rectangles introducing left to right reading, vertical relationships of pitch and horizontal relationships of duration. Both volumes contain a collection of detachable song charts that include 12 familiar childrens songs such as London Bridge, Rain Rain, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Mary Had a Little Lamb, and more.






Sample page

Song charts are easily removed and may be laminated

Totally Tubular 1
Games and Activities Book, Ellen Foncannon

For Grades K-3.

For a person with no musical expertise, these books allowed me to implement my music program in the classroom, playing a variety of music at the Kindergarten and early Primary School level. Leonie Walsh Assistant Principal Vardys Road Public School NSW

Totally Tubular 2
Games and Activities Book, Ellen Foncannon
More fun music, rhythm & P.E. activities for groups using Boomwhackers Tubes. Games are competitive, cooperative or just for fun. Tempo and harmony activities include Boomie Sticks and a Whacky rhythm party menu. CD songs and rhythm tracks can be used in a variety of ways. All ages.

Tube Time
Preschool Songs and Activities
Ellen Foncannon
(Pentatonic or C diatonic set) A creative collection of musical and kinaesthetic games that involve motor skills, rhythm, singing, listening and cooperative play. Many activities reinforce identification of colours, numbers and letters. Includes CD.

(Diatonic C maj set) Full of innovative teaching and group-activities. Pages are jam packed with 31 games using Boomwhackers Incorporates music, drama, and movement. Includes an instrumental CD and transformer game card templates.







Whacky Fun 1

Teacher's Handbook + Reproducible Student Parts + Performance/accompaniment CD These tunes span a wide variety of styles and moods. This funloving collection includes: Whacky Song, Whacky March From The Nutcracker, Whacky Cha Cha, Boomrocker, The Caisson Song, Crocodile Guy Skit. They all come with amazing recorded tracks, and the kit includes the right to reproduce as many copies of the music as you need. These great arrangements work well with any solo instrument, especially Orff keyboard percussion instruments.

Composing With Boomwhackers

Denise Gagne
Denise Gagne's popular collection Composing With Boomwhackers contains songs, activities, and reproducible worksheets and templates for teaching children to compose with Boomwhackers. This method also works well with recorders and Orff instruments and comes with a Performance/Accompaniment CD MP100.1GAG-COM

Perfect For Primaries

Bradley L. Bonner
The eight lessons with 16 practice and performance CD tracks encourage students in PreK-Grade 2 to sing and play with any combination of bars, bells, Boomwhackers, and nonpitched percussion instruments. These lessons have been "kid tested" and proven effective in today's active elementary classrooms. MP100.1BON-PER


Whacky Fun 2 + 3 Also available


We think that these books are terrific. The CD contains well recorded orchestral music. The score and the Boomwhacker parts are all provided. There is even an excellent piano arrangement of each piece (to use as an alternative when rehearsing or even when performing). You can teach the parts by rote or the students can colour in their notes to match their boomwhackers. All of this music is instantly transferable for use with chime bars and Orff keyboards making it a fantastic resource. Highly recommended by the staff at Optimum!!!. Vol 1 Canon (Pachelbel), The Four Seasons/Autumn:, Rondeau (Mouret), Symphony No. 94 (Surprise): Second Movement (Haydn), Fur Elise), William Tell Overture Symphony No. 9 Second Movement, Also Sprach Zarathustra Rondeau. Vol 2 Minuet In G, Pavane, Dona Nobis Pacem, Habanera, March From The Nutcracker, Ode To Joy, In The Hall Of The Mountain King

Boom Boom! Boomwhackers[R] on Broadway Arr. Gayle Giese

Book and CD
These ten top Broadway tunes will satisfy every student's Boomwhacker[R] urge! The package includes teaching suggestions, reproducible visuals, and a cool play-along CD with full performance and accompaniment tracks. The written arrangements include melody and accompaniment parts, with many teaching options for various skill levels

Whacked on Classics Vol 1 and 2

Tom Anderson. (Book and CD pack)







Boom Boom! Popular Movie and TV Songs Arr. Gayle Giese

10 great movie and TV songs to play on fun, colorful Boomwhackers! It includes a cool Play-Along CD with full performance and accompaniment tracks, melody and accompaniment parts, teaching suggestions, and reproducible visuals. MP100.1JUD-POP

Colour-coded songs for C Diatonic
20 Classic Childrens songs in Boomwhacker colours. Baa Baa Black Sheep, Here we go round the Mulberry Bush, London Bridge, Mary had a little lamb, Muffin Man, Twinkle Twinkle. all the greats plus some originals.

Colour-coded songs for Diatonic + Chromatic Sets
More Classic colour coded songs, this time utilizing some sharps and flats from the Chromatic Boomwhacker tube sets







Hand Bells & Tone Chimes

Hand Bells Shake or just push button on top of handle Now colour matched to Boomwhackers

2 oct Chromatic 25 notes Gg


Optimum Hand Bells 8 notes Diatonic C - c $79.95 PBHB/OPT-H8-BW Optimum Hand Bells Chromatic Add-On Set
Includes C#, D#, F#, G# A#. $49.95 PBHB/OPT-H5

$199.95 High Quality Sound

Two octave set is exclusive to Optimum Percussion

Hand Bell Titles

Bells Books Series
All books below contain a CD with two versions of each song - one performance and one practice track. All these arrangements are for 8, 13, and 20 note bell sets with CD accompaniments for practice and performance. Permission is given to copy the written score for students. Created for very young children, Pre-K through 2nd grade. Time For Bells
Allan Hagar $39.95 w/CD

This excellent publication has music for 22 different songs plus lesson plans and recommendations for each class level from pre school through to Junior High School. There are units of work just using the 8 bell set and more advanced lessons using the full chromatic set. Chords are listed above each song

8 note bell songs & More 8 note songs

$ 9.95

Great Hymns for Bells

$29.95 w/CD

Holiday Bells
$29.95 w/CD

Around the World


Joyful Hymns 2 Oct Bells $29.95 w/CD


Christmas Bells

Celebration 8 Note Bells $29.95 w/CD


Primary Bells
$29.95 w/CD

Easy Hymns

8 Notes

Hymns for Secular Songs Church Songs 13 Bells 13 Bells 8 note Bells $29.95 w/CD

$29.95 w/CD

$29.95 w/CD

$29.95 w/CD $29.95 w/CD


$29.95 w/CD

KidzRing Series call us for contents and more information 02 9744 1829 This is an exciting new series for pre-school through early elementary school aged children, playable on any 820 note, or 12 octave instruments such as Handbells, Boomwhackers Musical Tubes, Orff Instruments and Tone chimes, The pieces GROW with your choirs ability. Multiple arrangements are provided for most of the selections, adding accompaniment patterns that build on the previous arrangement. These patterns are easy enough to learn by rote for pre-schoolers, but interesting and challenging enough for children through at least the 5 th grade who are already note readers. KidzRing! targets pre-readers through beginning note readers; as a bridge between colour coded music and standard beginning handbell literature. This is NOT KidzRing colour-coded music. Children read real notes, use a bells used chart, and learn standard bell techniques. Volume 1 listed only Hymns Vol 1 $39.95 but all repertoire available. Call us for contents and more information 02 9744 1829
Learning to Ring All-Time Favorites
by Janet Van Valey. Arr by Susan Berry.

KidzRing KidzRing Kids Songs Vol 1 Christmas Vol 1 $39.95 $39.95

KidzRing Around the World Vol 1 $39.95

For 2 oct Handbells


40 Songs including Carol of the Bells, Scarborough Fair, Hungarian Dance No 5 and many more

Hand Bells Resources

Great for organizing chordal accompaniment. Cards show chord name on one side for the teacher and bell colours on the reverse.

Colour Coded Cards

7 chord set $14.95 MP100.1HAG-COL 36 chord set $49.95 MP100.1HAG-COL2


Tone Chimes
The Suzuki Tone Chimes 10 note diatonic middle c1 - c2 with F# and Bbs $859.00

16 note diatonic a-f $1,149.00


25 note chrom g-g $1,599.00


All Suzuki Tone Chime Sets come with excellent hard case. Tone Chimes are played like a hand bell. The sound is a cross between to the sound of a good chime bar and very expensive heavy brass handbells

Bass Tone Chimes - Individual Available from c - b. $149.95 PTC/SUZ-( note name ) Comes in its own carry case


Bass Tone Chimes Set C,F,G $379.95 PTC/SUZ-HB3 These are the lowest pitches in the bass xylophone register.

Start with our 1 octave (10 note set) or 2 octaves (25 note set). Add sets as your experience level increases. 3rd octave, 4th octave and new 7 note bass bar add-on sets put on a spectacular show! Call us for prices.

Auxiliary Percussion Storage

Optimum Shelf Storage Drawers Easy to assemble these drawers offer plenty of space to keep your auxiliary percussion instruments tidy. Comes with a flat top which lets you stack items on top. Each unit comes with 5 x drawers in Red Yellow Blue and Green (unlike photo) ERF/OPT-D5 $125.00 Available Term 2 Available Term 2 Optimum Shelf Storage Bins W87cm x D28cm x H79cm Easy to assemble, these shelves offer space to keep your auxiliary percussion instruments tidy and easy to access by students. 4 x large bins
W42cm x D30cm x H13.5cm

8 x small bins
W20cm x D30cm x H13.5cm

ERF/OPT-S12 $125.00

Auxiliary Percussion
Percussion Stand
Mano 6 post Percussion Stand $45.00

Mano Mountable Tambourine $23.95


Agogo Bells and Cowbells

Optimum Agogo Bells $25.95
Good Sound PAAB/OPT-AB20 Including beater

LP Pro Agogo Bells $69.95

Professional Quality great sound PAAB/LP-231A

Complete mounted percussion package

including all pictured items

Meinl Triangle Arm $26.95 PHTR/MEI-TRI Optimum Triangle $15.95 PATR/OPT-6S

5.5 Cowbell $12.95


CPK 4.5 Cowbell $11.95



CPK 6.5 Cowbell $13.95


LP Blast Block $39.95 each

PAWB/LP-1305 Yellow PAWB/LP-1307 Green Excellent wood block sounds. Super durable

5.5 Cowbell $12.95


7.5 Cowbell $14.95


Finger Cymbals
Finger Cymbals 5cm
Light weight good resonance PAFC/OPT-HFC-03

Finger Cymbals 6cm
Cast Bronze high quality PAFC/CPK-ED463

Remo Lynn Kleiner

6cm Finger Cymbals
Cast Bronze high quality PAFC/REM-2507

Finger Cymbals with wooden handles

Tibetan Singing bells

Heavy Cast Bronze 6cm

Amazing Sustain

Nino Energy Chimes Set of Three $49.95


$10.95 2 pairs

$22.95 2 pairs

$12.00 1 pair

$8.95 1 pair

Amazing Sustain

Angel 5 $3.95 (S) 6 $4.95 (M) 7 $5.95 (L)
PATR/ANG-S or M or L

Powerbeat 6" Triangles Bright glossy colours and a good sound. $5.95

LP Rhythmix 4.5 $9.95

PATR/LP-RM String Holder always attached

Lynn Kleiner 4.5 $13.95

PATR/REM-LK String Holder always attached

Optimum Triangle 6 $15.95

PATR/OPT-6S Excellent quality Full Size String Holder always attached

Grover SV4
Superb sound from this bronze alloy triangle. incl Rohema tri holder and beater.

Comes w/ beater and holder string


Orchestral Quality

Triangle Holders
Triangle Holder

Triangle Holder

Triangle Bag
Triangle Clip




Optimum 27cm Extra Large Triangle Bag $9.95

PCATR/OPT-TR9 Black or Red

Tame your triangles! This bag holds more that 15 classroom triangles and their beaters!


Auxiliary Percussion
Mano 6Headless Wood 6 pairs of jingles $6.95

Mano 8Headless Wood 6 pairs of jingles $8.95


Mano 10Headless Wood 7 pairs of jingles $9.95


CPK Jingle Stick $4.95

PAJS/CPK-295R or B

Mano 3.5 Kids Tambourine $4.95

PATA/MAN-26BL Blue Pink (P) Red (R) or Black (BK)

Half-Moon Tambourine $12.95

PATA/MAN-11BL or R Blue or Red

Star Shaped Tambourine $12.95

PATA/MAN-50BL or PL Blue or Purple

Mano 6 Tambourine $7.95


Mano 8 Tambourine $9.95


Mano 10 Tambourine $11.95


Wood Rim Calf Head 5 pairs of jingles

Wood Rim Calf Head 7 pairs of jingles

Wood Rim Calf Head 9 pairs of jingles

Optimum Tambourines Good quality classroom tambourines with durable thicker heads and better quality jingles. A little dearer but still very good value . 10 $19.95 PATA/OPT-HTW10 8 $16.95 6 $13.95 PATA/OPT-HTW8

Remo 8 Lyn Kleiner $ 41.95

PATA/REM-LK8 Super durable Remo fibre head, Great Sound

Remo Rhythm Club 6.5 $31.95

PATA-REM-RC-TA Durable Mylar Remo Head

Rohema Mini Shaker $5.95 each


Rohema Mini Metal Beech, Bubinga,


Small $7.95 each


CPK Classic Shaker 13 cm $8.95 each


Schlagwerk Shorty Shaker 12 cm $19.95 each

PASH/SCHSK305 Professional Shaker with a clean articulate sound

Red is the bright sound Green is the medium Blue is the darkest sound

Light wood- smooth sound Dark wood- course sound

This simple 12cm medium size shaker has a classic strong sound you will love! Great for the Concert Band or the Classroom

Optimum Egg Shakers Sparkle finish

PASH/OPT-EGG R, B, GO or GR (Red, Blue, Gold or Green)

Optimum Fruit Shakers


Meinl Fruit Shakers Fruit Shakers Set 18 in basket $169.95


$3.95 pair

$6.95 each

Optimum Mini Egg CPK Blue/Red 6" Maracas $ 4.95 pair PAMA/OPT-111,112,113. Perfect size for K-3. BLUE YELLOW RED Great value and a nice sound. $4.95

Large variety of sounds. Each fruit has its own unique sound. Bananas sound mushy and Mandarins sound spritzy Optimum wooden oval shape $19.95 pair
PAMA/OPT-120S Professional Sound

Optimum Plastic Oval $9.95pair


Cosmic wooden Shekere. $19.95 each

PASK/COS-MED beads on the outside. 8 x 24cm

Cosmic Shekere. $34.95 each

PASK/COS-LGE Large 20cm diameter gourd with seeds surrounding. Surprisingly light weight big sound

Caxixi Basket Shaker
African shaker with a hard base for clean rhythmic accents

Mano Chrome Chocolla 8 Long $9-95 each


Lp Mini Cabasa 7cm $36.95

Optimum Cabasa 8cm $44.95

PACA/OPT-9L Useful medium size

LP Pro Cabasa 11cm $69.95


$8.95 each

LP Pro Caxixi
Stronger Cleaner Sound -lge

African Rhythms Caxixi

Authentic Sound

Small $11.95 pair


$24.95 each

Med $13.95 pair


Med $14.95 pair


Auxiliary Percussion
Sleigh Bells
Rohema Single Sleigh Bell Chime Stick $5.95

Optimum Sleigh Bells $3.50 each


Optimum Sleigh Bells 5 large bells $5.95



9 large bells $7.95


Rohema Sleigh Bells Wood/Leather Made in Germany $12.95


Optimum Sleigh Bells 12 Quality Bells on stick $9.95


Optimum Concert Sleigh Bells 25 quality Bells $19.95


Drum Fire Wrist Bells $7.95 pair

PASB/DRU-WB Pink, Purple, Red, Blue or Yellow Well made with excellent sounding bells

CPK Classroom Cymbals 5 Brass Alloy with wooden handles $13.50 pair

Optimum Cymbals 6 Brass Alloy with straps $14.95 pair

PCHC/OPT-6A Better Brighter tone We tie the straps on correctly for you!

Rohema Cymbals 10cm (4) $24.95 pair

PCHC/ROH-10SB German made




Brass alloy hand cymbals with leather straps

Petite but an excellent sound

Excellent quality German Brass Alloy cymbals with bright resonant sounds and leather straps.




Optimum Plastic $1.95 pair

Optimum Red/Blue Wood $4.95 pair


Linko Handle Castanets $ 7.95


Optimum Rosewood $49.00 pair

PACT/OPT-CA30 Clean single sounds from each stroke. Play against leg great sounding clear rhythms.

Rhythm Sticks & Clave

Remo Lynn Kleiner Rhythm Sticks 8 $7.95 pair

Rohema 18mm Clave $4.95pair

PACL/ROH-18mm High quality beech

Rohema Coloured 20mm $5.95 pair

PACL/ROH-20R or Y or G

Rohema 25mm Beech wood $5.95 pair

PACL/ROH-25MM Full size with a good sound - German made

Rohema Clave Holder $5.95

PHCL/ROH-61710 Create a good sound every time.

Rohema 18mm Professional Rosewood

Great sound for small hands

Rohema Rosewood Professional 25mm $ 16.95 pair


Great for small hands

$14.95 pair

Woodblocks all woodblocks come with mallet

Optimum Woodblock $8.95

OptimumTulip Woodblock $9.95


Meinl Woodblocks High Quality sounds Medium



CPK Single Tone Woodblock/Guiro $7.95


Optimum Two Tone Woodblock/Guiro $9.95


Two Tone Woodblock $9.95


Rohema Small Two tone Woodblock

Ideal for smaller hands

PAWB/ROH-61410 Includes beater



Temple Blocks

Rohema Guiro Medium $18.95
PAGU/ROH-540 Includes chopstick scraper Special resonance slot creates a fuller tone. Great size for kids!

Optimum Temple Set Full size professional Mallets and $229.00


Blocks of 5. with a quality sound stand included. Bergerault Mini Temple Blocks incl mallets $89.95

Rohema Guiro Large $23.95

PAGU/ROH-61541 Includes chopstick scraper German quality

Rohema Rakataks Set of Five High to Low $39.95 or $9.00 each


Fun tone blocks

CPK Guiro $19.95

PAGU/CPK-ED842 Complete with wooden scraper

Classroom Percussion Sets and Cases

CPK Classroom Set Rohema Rhythm Set of 33
$379.00 PASET/ROH-33 This set has been designed by Allan Watson to provide a good balance of percussion sounds. Set of 17 Instruments $129.95

1. 2. 3.


4. 5.

10 11 12 13

All items for this Percussion Set are listed below # 1 - Jingle Shaker x 3 # 2 - Chime Stick x 2 Highest Quality # 3 - Triangle x 2 German made # 4 - Cymbals x 2 Pair instruments # 5 - Tambourine - small x 1 with wonderful # 6 - Tambourine - medium x 1 sounds # 7 - Castagnette Stick x 2 # 8 - Clave x 2 Pairs
with high and low pitch

# 9 - Rakatak, set x 1 Set

Five different sounds Yellow, bright pitch - Red, medium/high Green, medium Blue, medium/low - Brown, low pitch

# 10 - 2 Tone Block (high) x 2 incl. wooden mallet # 11 - 2 Tone Block / Guiro (low) x 1
Combination 2-tone woodblock & Guiro with mallet

6. 14 . 7. 8. 17 15 16

# 12 - Guiro with tone slot (low) x 1

Good for scraping or block sounds Incl mallet. # 13 - Guiro and Shaker x 1 Incl. wooden scraper

#14 - Mini Metal Shaker Set x 1 Set

Three tone colours Acacia - medium , beech - bright , rosewood - dark

Make your own classroom kit and store it in our case

# 15 - Shaker Metal Set x 1 Set

Three tone colours Beech - bright, bubinga - medium, rosewood- dark

Optimum Percussion Case.


# 16 - Maraca x 2 # 17 - Case for Rhythm Set x1

Optimum Case sturdy, zippered, moveable compartments

This high quality padded case comes with Velcro attached dividers that are easy to move to suit your instrument needs.
Instruments not included

Colourful Junior Percussion

Lynn Kleiner Baby Drum Especially designed for early walkers. With durable fibreskin head $22.95
PCD/REM-LK2005 Includes Mallet

LP Rhythmix 4.5 $9.95

PATR/LP-RM String Holder always attached

Frog Duck Mouse

Bear Clown Elephant Tiger

Kaleidoscope Tambourines 6 With head $14.95 each


Kaleidoscope 6Tambourine $14.95 each


Kaleidoscope 12 Bells on Handle $8.95 each


Kaleidoscope Mouth Clapper Castanets $6.95 each


Kaleidoscope Mouth Clapper Castanets $6.95 each



Kaleidoscope Maracas $7.95 each


Kaleidoscope Mini Maracas $9.95 pair


Circus Time Sleigh Bells 5 on Handle $9.95 each


Kaleidoscope Clown Jingle Stick $7.95 each


Kaleidoscope Finger Castanets $4.50 each


Lynn Kleiner Baby Bell $9.95 each


Percussion Music for un-tuned instruments

Jelly Beans and Other Suites
Classroom Percussion Kit Andrew Robertson and Sue Sukkar MP100.1ROB-JEL $210.00


Jelly Beans and Other Suites 2

Classroom Percussion Kit Andrew Robertson and Sue Sukkar MP100.1ROB-JEL2 $230.00


Both Jelly Beans and other suites 1and 2 uses the popular Percussion Band play along format with each colour in the score representing any instruments you choose. 10 great pieces in a wide variety of styles Attractive large format score (63cm x 45cm) with durable card weighted page quality Large format percussion scores Accompanying CD with LIVE music from Symphony Orchestras to Jazz Bands . Australia wide hard copy Teachers Handbook including Activities and Curriculum Outcomes. (State based Specific Curriculum info delivered in soft copy Online) PLUS....Jelly Beans #2 has a host of extras such as Recorder, Glockenspiel, ,Vocal and Piano parts AND the "Red Jellybean Challenge"!

Red Notes

Here is an example of the sort of instrumentation you may choose

Brown Notes

Black Notes - All groups together Green Notes Blue Notes

Jelly Beans and Other Suites 3

Andrew Robertson MP100.1ROB-JEL3 $320.00 For PC and Mac

Classroom Posters
Large format posters ideal for both the classroom or home wall. Each is laminated for longevity and with the emphasis on music education these posters will certainly be useful tools for students for many years.

Classroom Percussion Instruments A beautiful presentation of the most used tuned and untuned percussion instruments used in classrooms today $9.95

Major Scales All major scales displayed in an easy to read, colourful presentation $9.95

Minor Scales All Harmonic minor scales displayed in an easy to read, colourful presentation $9.95

Note Names And Durations Treble and Bass note names PLUS Note durations and rests, presented in engaging colours $9.95


Sound Effects
Acme Siren Whistle $49.95

Acme Siren Horn $99.95

PAWH/ACM-451 When volume matters... this is your whistle

LP Samba Whistle $6.95


Acme Samba Whistle $19.95


Tri tone
Cover the two side holes in different combinations to achieve 3 different pitches.

Tri tone chromed brass Sensational tone

Acme Tugboat or Train Whistle $39.95


1st Note Train Whistle $13.95


Acme Boatswain Whistle $34.95


Acme Thunderer Police Whistle $12.95


Acme Metropolitan Police Whistle $16.95


Acme Scout Masters Whistle $14.95


Acme two tone Taxi-hailing Whistle $19.95


Sand Blocks
DXP Sandblocks $5.95

1st Note Slide Whistle Solid Color $ 6.95


Trophy Slide Whistle $29.00
PAWH/TRO-361 Longer for larger range and accurate pitching Good sound

Submarine Kazoo plastic $2.50

PAWH/PAY-KAZ Good sound -works consistently well

More Effects and Unique Sounds

Trophy Metal Musical Spoons $17.95

LP Flexatone $59.95

Optimum Vibraslap Lge $24.95

New Optimum Vibraslaps in two different pitches with excellent strong sounds

CPK Ratchet $34.95

CPK Ratchet $9.95


Sml $19.95

Stirring Drum
CPK Stirring Drum $17.95
PACE/CPK-ED065 Also available without handle

Sprung loaded. Play it like a real whip

Wind Chimes
Optimum Table Wind Chimes



CPK Slap Stick $32.90

High quality table stand Strong Construction Excellent Sound from solid aluminum bars

Horns Wash Board

CPK Authentic Musical Washboard 46cm X 22cm $44.95

Optimum Small Car/Bike horn $12.95


Optimum Large Car Horn $42.95

PACH/OPT-311 Excellent sounding big fat classic deep honka! Speaks easily.

Optimum Large Claxon Style Car Horn $32.95

PACH/OPT-CLAX A dirtier more closed tone in comparison to the 311 model

Bell Tree
Optimum Bell Tree $195.00

Thimbles included

A professional bell tree with strong metal stand, brass mallets and 26 great sounding bells


Sound Effects
Weather Effects
LP Traditional 40 Rainstick $99.95

Cosmic Rainsticks 1 meter $29.95

Whistling Tube $ 4.95

Spring Drum 7 X 2 $32.95

Rohema 11 Ocean Drum $ 79.00

Remo Ocean Drum -Fish Graphic 16 $89.95

60cm $21.95

The longer rainsticks last longer and the LP rainstick is significantly louder. The small wooden one has a mellow and surprisingly long sound.

Plastic 1m tube . Fluro colours. Changes pitch as you whirl faster

Spring Drum 10 X 4 $49.95


With wood and skin sides for excellent natural colours

12 $76.95

Rainstick 34cm wood $14.95


Simply wobble for a dark and stormy sound

Ocean Storm
Thunder Drum

Rainstick 20cm Plastic See-through $14.95


Remo Ocean Soundshape Drum 10 $47.95

PAOD/REM-SSOD Fantastically Colourful

Gong Wuhan 14 Wind Gong includes nice beater $89.00


Acme Wind Whistle $ 14.95

Bird and Animal Calls

Acme Skylark Whistle $19.95

Audubon Bird Call $ 14.95

PASE/AUD-BIRD Easy to use-just twist.

Acme Warbler Whistle (fox decoy) $5.95


Acme Crow Whistle $11.95


Acme Nightingale $45.95


A budgie without the mess!

Acme Duck Call Wooden Deluxe $35.95

PAWH/ACM-570 Bring your bread along. Truly authentic sound!

Acme Duck Call $25.95


Acme Quail Whistle $42.95


Acme Cuckoo Whistle $ 27.95


Acme Pigeon or Dove Whistle $35.95


CPK Kokoriko
PAKO/CPK-ED410 Good quality leather backing

Optimum Kokoriko

Caterpillar Effect

Caterpillar Effect

Meinl Birds Effect Red/Yellow. $ 219.00 $129.00


Nino Frog Guiros

Green 3.5 $34.95

High quality fiberglass shells its a big flock!

Green 4.5 $39.95


Cricket Mini Guiro

$16.95 each

Turtle Mini Guiro

Nino $16.95 each

Nino Snail Mini Guiro

$16.95 each
PASE/NIN-SNA-E (has anyone ever heard a snail??)

Green 5 $49.95

Green 9 $69.95

Cosmic Frogs
Med $16.95 PAGU/COS-MGF Large $19.95 PAGU/COS-LGF
Hand Painted . Complete with Beater. Use the large end for the best sound. Try our new Soprano rubber mallet (OPT-SOPR $5.95) for a good temple block sound.

Authentic sound Best Seller

These Nino frogs are professional quality temple blocks with excellent tones.


Yamaha Sopranino
WR/YAM-YRN-22B $15.95

Aulos Sopranino
WR/AUL-SOP $34.00

Angel 351 Descant

WR/ANG-351 $6.95 Two piece. Good sound and intonation

Mollenhauer Prima Descant

WR/MOL-1054 $79.00

Yamaha Rottenburg Descant Yamaha Descant

WR/YAM-YRS24B $8.50 Three piece WR/YAM-YRS302B $37.95 WR/YAM-YRS312B $37.95 (RL) Rosewood look

Yamaha Rottenburg Treble

WR/YAM-YRA302B $55.00 WR/YAM-YRA312B $67.00 Rosewood look

Yamaha Rottenburg Tenor

WR/YAM-YRT304B $159.00

Yamaha Rottenburg Bass WR/YAM-YRB302B $499.00

Recorders Resources
Recorder from the Beginning John Pitts

Recorder Books - Discounted prices for bulk orders


A Guide to Introducing the Soprano Recorder in Orff Courses Carol King


Recorder Express Artie Almeida


Essential Elements Recorder




John Pitts' hugely successful Recorder from the Beginning teaching series is a straightforward, easy-to-follow approach with attractive collections of well- known & original tunes. This new full-colour edition contains old favourites plus exciting new material! Pupil book & CD editions provide demonstration tracks & interesting accompaniments to help encourage practice & performance. Books 1, 2 & 3 avail. The Teacher's Books include simple piano accompaniments guitar chor d symbols & performance suggestions for classroom percussion. Books 1, 2 & 3 Teachers Books available.


This book Introduces soprano (descant) recorder in Orff classes using original and folk melodies. Short exercises or pitch games introduce each new pitch. With the learning of D, enrichment sections are added to challenge advanced students' skills with short pieces. For grades 4 to 6 Activities: Melodies, Duets, Canon, Descant, Improvisation, Ostinato (Orff Arrangements), Special Effects, Chords, Intro/ Interlude/ Coda. This method was well-conceived and thoroughly tested by master teacher, clinician, and professional recorder player Artie Almeida. A separate CD is available with 98 tracks! Most tracks are accompaniment only, but some feature a professional recorder player so that students can strive to match her beautiful tone and musicality. This title has received the iParenting Media award as one of the "Excellent Products of 2006.".

Jelly Beans 3 Recorder - for Smart Board

The new Essential Elements Classroom Method for Recorder is designed for today's classroom, including easy-touse technology features that enhance the learning experience for any teaching situation. Essential Elements for Recorder can be an effective tool for introducing or reinforcing general music concepts, as an introduction to ensemble performance (band, orchestra, and choir), or individual or small group instruction.

Jelly Beans 3 Recorder Andrew Robertson




Add On Player for those without JB3

$50.00 (total $249.00)

Mike Jacksons Uke n Play Ukelele series is a tried and true method for the musician and non-musician alike. When Mike takes ukulele workshops at festivals and schools and for kindergarten and school teachers and corporate management groups. They are playing chords and songs and their first Rock number within half an hour! You can do this too in your classroom ! The play-a-long CD helps tune your ukulele, enabling students to hear how the songs should sound as well as giving your class the opportunity to play along with a full band.
(Cheaper ukuleles are available on request But are not recommended for classroom use)

Uke n Play Ukulele BK/CD $19.99


Uke n Play Ukulele for Kids BK/CD $19.99


Uke n Play Omnibus Edition BK/CD $19.99


Mike Jackson's Instant Play Ukulele Method incorporates a system that is simple and works! It helps students remember where to place their fingers and makes chord changes much quicker. By using sticky coloured dots on the fretboard and placing the correctly numbered finger on the dot the correct chords are made. Here is the first steps 1.Set up your Ukulele by placing a set of sticky coloured paper dots on the fretboard as shown in the diagram. You'll need red, yellow and green dots.

Uke n Play Ukulele Supa Easy BK/CD $19.99


Uke n Play Country Ukulele BK/CD $19.99


Optimum Sticky ColouredDots for Ukulele $0.80 per sheet


2, Place your third finger on the red dot - you have made the C chord. 3. Place your first finger and second finger on the yellow dots - you now have the F chord. 4. Leave your first finger on its green / yellow dot and place your second and third fingers on the green dots as shown this is the G7 chord.

Available in Australia in April 2011. Worth the wait!

Other brands available - call for information

Makala Dolphin Bridge Ukulele These Ukuleles are the best quality ukuleles for classroom use because they feature high quality strings and Construction. These ukuleles stay in tune and sound great - essential for any successful classroom ukulele programme. They also feature a Rosewood Dolphin Bridge and Rosewood fingerboard. $39.95 $34.95 SUK/MAK - please add colour

Like a gigantic piano keyboard sculptured from perfectly proportioned oversized foam piano keys. They snap together to form one, two, or three full chromatic octaves. Air passes through the ends of each key to create harmonica like tones. No batteries required! You can play melodies with one student or chords which the whole class. Packs away in seconds. Low Octave C4 - B4 $399.00 PAFN/SUZ-FN12L Middle octave C5 - C6 $399.00 PAFN/SUZ-FN13 High Octave C# - C7 $399.00 PAFN/SUZ-FN12H

Start with the middle octave and add sets to build a class full of fun!


Classroom Resources

3.6m Group Loop

Group Loops A sturdy 2.5cm diameter heavy-duty, medical latex tube, encased within a colourful soft fabric cover, creating a stretchy 'border' that encourages group cooperation, interaction and creative movement in your music lessons Small 3.6m $79.95 ER/OPT-GL3 Medium 5 m $99.95 ER/OPT-GL5 Large 8m $129.95 ER/OPT-GL8

Ideal for music groups these parachutes provides ideal opportunities for movement, coordination and team building musical activities. These parachutes are constructed of heavy-duty nylon, reinforced at stress points and complete with nylon handles. A parachute storage bag is also included.
1.8m Parachute $39.95 ER/OPT-PA1.8 3.6m Parachute $79.95 ER/OPT-PA3.6 6.0m Parachute $199.95 ER/OPT-PA6

Magnet Board
Magnet Board 40cm x 60cm
Includes magnets and white board pen

7.3m Parachute $259.95 ER/OPT-PA7.3 9.0m Parachute $379.95 ER/OPT-PA9 10.6m Parachute also available 13.6m Parachute also available


Fun Sound Effects

22 Scarves Multiple Colours $69.95


Lynn Kleiner Dancing Scarves

Great for creative movement and dance! Sure to bring smiles to all ages! Each scarf is 560mm square, nylon material and washable. See-through fabric makes this especially fun for young children!

Playwood Animal Voice Cat Playwood Animal Voice Cow Playwood Animal Voice Bird Playwood Animal Voice Sheep

$16.95 each $16.95 each $16.95 each $16.95 each


Dancing Scarves Rhythm Ribbons

Each set comprises six individual, brightly coloured satin-type 'double' ribbons with swivel end & coloured baton.

Brightly coloured scarves can be used for all sorts of activities. Each scarf is overlocked and is 600mm x 600mm. Set of 6 6 Colours $12.95

HS Rhythm Ribbons
90cm 6 Colours

HS Rhythm Ribbons
180 cm 6 Colours




Lynn Kleiner Resources and Puppets

All Lynn Kleiner books use coloured scarves See P 36

CD available sold separately

Large Puppets

Between 24cm - 45cm in size

Mini finger puppets

Between 6cm - 12cm in size

All the puppets and musical resources shown here are used in the Lynn Kleiner series of books. Please note that each group of resources is specific to the book within each coloured box. Lynn Kleiners books all use Orff glockenspiels, xylophones and metallophones as well as a wide range of untuned percussion and sound effects. The puppets shown on this page are high quality puppets all varying in size - some quite large and others very small. They can also be used to great effect with many other musical activities.

Kids Can Listen, Kids Can Move


Kids Make Music, Babies Make Music Too!

(teachers edition) $39.95

Capture your students interest in orchestral music that will last a lifetime!

Perfect for preschoolers and early school Singing games galore Double CD sold separately

is used in the Owl Song & Who are You? $44.95

Even more Puppets available Call us for details

Big Snowy Owl Puppet

In All Kinds of Weather, Kids Make Music! Book (teachers edition)


Full of songs, stories and activities to cover all seasons. Make you own musical instruments!

In All Kinds of Weather Kids Make Music CD $29.95

In All Kinds of Weather Kids Make Music Student Activity Book and CD $44.95

Ladybug Puppet (mini x 4 puppets) See the Three Little Ladybugs activity : $39.95

Farm Songs Book and CD


Full of songs, orchestral music, movement and activities

Turkey Puppet $42.95

Fluffy Cat Puppet $42.95

Duck Puppet $32.95

Pig Puppet $32.95

Red Hen Puppet $49.95

White Mouse


Songs of the Sea Book and CD


Contains Classical Music

All about the ocean and its creatures through songs, music, movement

Sealife Puppet Set (Seahorse, Seaturtle, Fish, Dolphin)


Large Dolphin Puppet $29.95 Larry the LobsterPuppet $8.95

Large Shark Puppet $34.95

Jungle Beat Book and CD


Leap Frog Puppet

$9.95 Jungle Puppet Set (Monkey, Elephant, Giraffe, Lion).


Book and CD All about the jungle and its creatures through songs, music, movement and activities

Deluxe kit includes the book/ CD, jungle drum, elephant puppet, and hand stamp all packaged in tote bag. MP100.1KLE-JUKI $89.95

Jungle Beat Kit


Classroom Music for Orff Keyboards

Mallet Madness
Artie Almeida
From master-teacher Artie Almeida comes this exciting collection of over thirty activities for mallet percussion instruments and drums that will energise your classroom. There are reproducible flashcards to promote learning in the concept areas of beat, rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and expressive qualities. Grades K-6

Mallet Madness Strikes Again

Artie Almeida
This book features songs from South Africa, Israel, France, Australia, Bahamas, China, Canada, U.S.A., creatively arranged for Unison/Two-part voices and a variety of Orff instruments. Employing a variety of styles, they range from easy to moderately challenging. Some suggestions for creative movement are also included.

Marimba Mojo!
By Walt Hampton
More ZimbabweanStyle Music for Orff Instruments. Copy-OK scores for all pieces.*How to approach each piece *Performance suggestions *Teaching suggestions CD included

Hot Marimba
By Walt Hampton
Nine graded pieces that take your students step-by-step through the skills they need to wail on their xylophones Copy-OK scores for all pieces. *How to approach each piece *Performance suggestions *Teaching suggestions CD included








Spice It Up
Konnie Saliba Grades K-6
Spice It Up is a collection of 18 songs with well written accompaniments for Glocks, Xylos and Metallophones and a wide range of well chosen untuned percussion. Some songs are traditional melodies, folk songs, and some are written by the author. The lesson plans are practical, specific and clearly notated. It is designed with the needs of the Orff music educator in mind, and contains lots of great ideas for using percussion effectively.

Conga Town
By J Soloman
Teachers can make their classes come alive with this wonderful collection of 12 percussion ensemble arrangements with a 'conga focus.' This upper elementary and middle school publication comes complete with teaching tips, photographs and percussion technique instructions.

Its Orff Time

Konnie Saliba Grades 1-6
It's Orff Showtime includes selections for lower primary students that incorporate instruments and body percussion for special words in speech pieces, songs, games, puppets, dances, and improvisation activities. More sophisticated rhythmic, vocal and instrumental experiences are included.

Look Before You Leap

Elizabeth Gilpatrick Grades K-5.
Learn about pitch, rhythm, music reading and improvisation in major, minor and modal tonalities as you participate in these 100% reproducible general music songs and activities, most with optional Orff accompaniments.








Orff Instrument Source Book Vol 1

Elizabeth Nichols
This is a detailed, lesson book designed to introduce children to music and the creative experience through Orff instruments. Considerable movement and drama with each song. An old favourite and still a great book.

Marimba Mania Book & CD

Gerard Van de Geer
.Excellent Australian publication with high quality materials suitable for upper primary aged classes. All the melodic material fits comfortably within the range of Orff Keyboards (range c a), with the odd note in the bass accompaniments falling below this range. CD contains recordings of all 12 pieces.


(15 Creative Music Lessons Using the Orff Approach) Rhonda Tucker Grades K-6.
Kid-tested for success, these fun music lessons foster creativity and self-esteem. Fun poems are the basis for the teaching of notation, forms, improvisation, ostinati, syncopation, borduns, changing meters, and other musical concepts. Suggestions for starting a school Orff program, reproducible visuals aids, and teaching tips provide assistance to the novice or experienced teacher

Vol 1

Vol 2







Jon Madin Orff Keyboard Collection Jon is a renowned music educator and marimba expert who has written easy pieces for marimbas, xylophones and other instruments. He has also worked extensively in musical instrument design - marimbas in particular, as well as many other experimental musical instruments.

Marimba Music 1

Marimba Music 2

Marimba Songs




Make you own Wacky Instruments


Marimba Music for Little Kids


Make your own Marimbas





Notable Classics Volume 1 BIG BOOK & CD

Drew Burns, Lianne Valentin $79.00 MP100.1BUR-NOT Children read and perform these wonderful tunes from the classical and romantic eras on their untuned percussion instruments. Sing special lyrics to these well known classics that strike a chord with children and adults alike. A fun hands on introduction to music appreciation. A3 Format. Four classic tunes Dance of the Sugar- Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky, In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg, Spring by Vivaldi, Molto Allegro by Mozart. Activities and photocopiable worksheets for Junior, Middle and Upper primary * Unique double A3 sized class scores * Live recording of the full movement of each piece by a live symphony orchestra * Vocal and backing versions * Full demo recordings of the percussion parts. Plus 4 x A3 Poster of each Composer.


Classroom Music for Orff Keyboards

Behind Bars Bk and CD
By Mari Schay Grades 25 Written specifically for students new to instrumental ensembles, Behind Bars will get your intermediate students behind those barred instruments, playing music designed for entry-level ensembles.

Get in the Groove

By Donna Dirksing / Cathy Blair Grades 2-6 * An exciting introduction to improvisation and other jazz concepts. Organized in three sectionsJazz Is Rhythm, Jazz Is Melody and Jazz Is Form-each follows the speech to body percussion to singing and playing instruments sequence used in Orff lessons.

1 2 3 Echo Me - Orff Companion

By Donna Dirksing Grades K-5 * This book contains a collection of songs with Orff accompaniment. It is not only for experienced Orff teachers as a detailed process for teaching the instruments is given with each arrangement, so those teachers with little or no Orff training can easily find success. CD is also available for $29.95




$44.95 By Linda Forrest This book and CD set is a collection of original pieces, written for classroom or percussion band ensemble. Instrumentation includes: flute/ recorder, Orff Keyboards and some non-tuned percussion instruments. Each piece has simple and more complex parts All pieces are notated in full score, then in separate parts. These simple traditional songs and patterns give students a chance to warm up their playing skills by investing 5-10 minutes each class period and by focusing on posture, technique and style. choose from the 30 warmups in specific keys, chord progressions and/or patterns

$34.95 By Linda Forrest

Marimba Mix Bk and CD

By Leah Channon

Orffestrations Around the World Bk 2 Orffestrations - Amazing Animals

Eight original songs about fun and unusual animals use variety of styles with the music ranging from easy to moderate. There is a full score of each song, and separate Orff and vocal parts Helpful tips are also provided to aid in teaching the instrumental parts.





Orffestrations Go Round and Round Orffestrations Go Round and Round By Linda Forrest Again By Linda Forrest
Featuring twelve cleverly 'Orffestrated' canons and rounds, this is a marvelous resource for the general music classroom. Whether used in a classroom and/or concert, rounds are a terrific tool to help introduce young singers to partsinging. The format includes the full score for each song, and separate MP100.1FOR-GOR vocal and instrumental parts for Orff $24.95 Instruments These ten cleverly 'Orffestrated' rounds and canons are practical and accessible and include a variety of traditional, international, patriotic, and novelty songs. The format includes the full score for each song, followed by separate vocal and instrumental parts which may be reproduced. Unison voice, Orff instruments, Percussion, MP100.1FOR-GOA Recorders, and opt 2,3,4 parts. $24.95

Orffestrations for Puttin on a Show

By Linda Forrest
Eight exciting originals, just perfect for puttin' on a show! The versatility of this collection allows it to be performed as an entire concert or program or used individually. A variety of styles are employed, with the music ranging from easy to moderate. The format includes not only the full score of each song, but MP100.1FOR-PUT also separate Orff and vocal parts.


One a Day Warm-ups

By Linda Forrest This book will warm up your students playing skills by investing 5-10 minutes each class period and by focusing on posture, technique and style. By using the Sing-Along Guide, you can easily choose from the 30 warm-ups (in specific keys, chord progressions and/or patterns) which you choose to develop and utilize as accompaniments to the 25 MP100.1FOR-ONE traditional songs (also included). $24.95 Students who struggle with beat will greatly improve with these exercises

Orff for Everyone

By Donna Dirksing Grades 3-5 * This collection of folk song arrangements in modal keys is written for ANY Orff teacher, from the novice to the most experienced educator. (See canoe song lesson from this book on Page 11 of this catalogue.)

Nows The Time Teaching Jazz to All Ages Doug Goodkin This book contains a series of lessons on jazz, using the Orff Schulwerk approach. It includes 68 activities and arrangements for Orff instruments as well as essential theory and some key historical and cultural background. Suits 3 14 year olds! This book encourages teachers to use the ideas and material and then adapt them to fit their own teaching situation.




Classroom Music
The Singing Storycloth
Helen East The Singing Storycloth is for 3-7 year olds. It consists of a collection of eight song-stories from around the world. Every story has a theme related to fabric and is supported with activities for music and puppetry. There is also the potential for short performances at assembly.

thats outside the square

99 New Games
Bonny Krueger Grades All From singing and listening games to activities requiring creative movements to reproducible puzzles, riddles, and word games, the only thing more creative than these games is the companion CD.

Step and Stomp

John Jacobson Grades 3-6. Great for reinforcing beat and rhythm, these 8 original body percussion routines are presented from easy to more difficult in a variety of exciting musical styles. Available in book/CD format with hip, motivating accompaniment tracks on the enclosed CD.
The DVD shows John demonstrating all the moves MP100.1JAC-STE








Music for Drums

Together in Rhythm
A Facilitator's Guide To Drum Circle Music Kalani
A superb practical guide showing how to facilitate a drum circle. Learn how to control the group and encourage creativity. Contains many different activities. DVD is well produced and shows how to manage your group of performers

The Amazing Jamnasium

Designed as a supplement to Kalani's book, Together in Rhythm, the Amazing Jamnasium features a unique collection of rhythm-based, integrative games and activities, designed to bring out the best in each class

The Accidental Drum Circle

A General Music Success Story Mark Burrows
In The Accidental Drum Circle, Mark Burrows shares how, with no more than two hand drum lessons to his credit, he put together a drum circle program that reached hundreds of elementary students. This humorous "quick read" addresses all you want to know

Drum Circle Spirit

Arthur Hull.
Book and CD showing rhythm and community drumming as a tool for healing, self-expression, community building, and fun! Includes rhythma culture, play-along universal grooves CD with orchestrational outlines, drum circle games, facilitation exercises, orch. Ex.

Book only

Book and DVD


Book with CD



Teacher Resource Will Schmid Grades 3-8.



World Music Drumming

This book uniquely breaks down the authentic West African and Caribbean ensembles into their individual parts for each instrument and then explains how to teach these patterns in simple step by step lessons for the classroom environment. Allan Watson

World Music Drumming

Cross-Cult Student Enrichment Book Will Schmid Grades 3-8.
The reproducible book offers maps, cultural information, vocabulary practice, assessment exercises, and songs

Hands On
Jim Solomon. Grades 3-middle school.
Collection of 30 pieces with hand percussion. Also includes 2 recorder pieces that have percussive accompaniment. There are five 6/8 pieces and one polymetric. Teaching process is given for all pieces.

D.R.U.M (Discipline, Respect, and Unity

through Music) Jim Solomon. Grade 2 to middle school DRUM is aimed at general music classes. Includes tips for using drums in the classroom, forming a group, improvisation, and instrument technique. Each jam rhythm and jam rhythm ensemble has a difficulty rating (4 levels). Several ensembles are based on speech.






The DVD goes right into the classroom to show how to teach the lessons, providing an opportunity for the teacher to practice with the DVD/SCH-WOR instruments and $53.95 ensembles.



World Music Drumming

(New Ensembles and Songs) Will Schmid Grades 3-12
This new book and playalong CD supplements the original World Music Drumming curriculum. The pieces expand the drumming spectrum to include West African and Caribbean drum ensembles with songs and movement, as well as contemporary drumming styles. All of the materials included have been kid-tested. This active, hands-on approach really works!

World Music Drumming

(MORE New Ensembles and Songs) Will Schmid Grades 3-12
Will Schmid's latest book and playalong CD,World Music Drumming: MORE New Ensembles and Songs, further supplements the original World Music Drumming curriculum. These new pieces further expand the drumming spectrum to include new culture areas and MP100.1SCH-WORM contemporary drumming styles. $35.95

Hand Drumming Essentials

Cheryl Grosso. For middle school and up
All the information you need to begin and maintain your own hand drumming ensemble! Includes an introduction to instruments of the hand drumming ensemble, performance and rehearsal techniques, and the development of drumming techniques and compositions for performance. The book offers 7 ready-to-play original compositions

Hand Drumming Ensembles Cheryl Grosso.

Supplemental volume for the Hand Drumming Essentials book. Includes 12 complete performance scores of compositions (Rhythm Chants), which are written at a variety of levels and are accessible to students with no previous musical training as well as more proficient MP800.6GRO-HAN musicians. Each piece lists the minimum number $24.95 of players needed, possible instrument doubling, form etc





Stomp Boom Blast

Cathy Blair
Using the concept from the hit show Stomp, these clever pieces feature items like rulers, staplers, wastebaskets, pencil sharpeners and other common classroom "stuff" to create unique rhythmic soundscapes. The pieces may be taught by rote or by using the parts included to help your students build rhythmic independence.

Pots and Pans and Spoons

Cathy Blair (Grades 3-6)
Utilising everything from water bottles to empty wastebaskets to whisks, and, of course, pots and pans and spoons, the music in this collection will help build your students' rhythmic independence and sense of constant tempo, and improve their counting skills. Most of the pieces can be taught by rote, or by using the reproducible student parts

Hand Drums on the Move

Chris Judah-Lauder (K6))
This best-selling book of activities for hand drums is the result of years of classroom experience. The pieces are written in musical score alongside the teaching process for easy reference, ideal for a beginning teacher or someone new to hand drums. Experienced teachers will also find that these 14 pieces will energize and motivate their classes.

Planet Jams
Mark Burrows
Grades 5-8 This book teaches students to aurally identify rhythm patterns and instruments from Africa, India, Cuba and Brazil, while also providing a geographical, historical and cultural perspective. Included are a teacher's guide, reproducible student pages, a CD with over 80 authentic music examples.









Rhythms of the World

By Cathy Blair
Grades 2-6 * includes units on West Africa, Brazil, Cuba, Spain, Middle East, India, Japan, North America and Samoa, Each unit includes a brief overview of the geographical area; pictures and descriptions of several traditional percussion instruments; basic techniques for playing those instruments and rhythms; and a process for teaching the music example. Reproducible student parts and a CD are included

Peanut Butter Jam Teacher Edition

Will Schmid
Learn basic drumming technique with this tasty and creative introduction to the popular World Music Drumming curriculum. Students will experience calypso, rock, swing, Middle Eastern patterns and much more! Eight multicultural songs and ensembles reinforce the drumming patterns in a sequential, easy-to-teach approach. The 128-page Teacher Edition comes complete with score, reproducible student parts and lesson plans with objectives, teaching process and supplementary strategies. For added fun, a performance/ accompaniment CD is available separately to help MP100.1SCH-PEA learn the songs and percussion parts for $49.95. $44.95




Percussion Music for un-tuned instruments

Sound Ideas
Doug Goodkin
This extensive book includes more than 35 activities organized by musical, linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, bodilykinesthetic, and personal intelligences. A great variety of percussion circle games for all ages is included as well as games for choosing instruments.

World Beat Fun

Zig Wajler
74 CD tracks with call-and-responses, play-along without background rhythms, and playalong with rhythm parts. Music styles include Asian, Middle Eastern, African, Native American North American Rock, Rain forest and Salsa. Traditional classroom instruments may be used.

Lets Have a Musical Rhythm Band

By Phoebe Diller
This book combines rhythm instruments with the music of the masters and proves that learning rhythms can be fun. Rhythm drills which prepare for each piece and musical terms and definitions are also included.

Strung Out (for body percussion)

By Peter Matzick
This piece uses body percussion and introduces 4/4 and 6/8 time. The 3 parts may be doubled. A great novelty piece for a large ensemble. (Grade 1-2). Can be used with untuned instruments as well. Australian made! Tested with

(Activities For The Percussion Circle)





Teacher's Edition with accompaniment CD.



great success in Aussie schools.


Tops in Pops
by Jane Selba
Practice the parts first with body percussion, then with the melody, before transferring the rhythm patterns to instruments. If a recording of a song is available, be sure to have students listen and practice rhythmic patterns.

Percussion Cookbook
Tom Anderson For Gr. 2-6 Book/CD Pak
Easy-to-follow recipes for Latin, Reggae, Rock and Swing accompaniments are presented in a lighter version for younger performers and full-bodied for the more advanced. Start with 2 instruments and add.

Name Games
By Doug Goodkin
Includes: a potpourri of games for all age levels, such as "Spelling Name," "Name Stories," "Icky Bicky Soda Cracker," ""Birthday Groups," and many more Based on the Orff-Schulwerk system.

Hart Starters
By Tom Hart
A collection of 5 percussion ensemble pieces for beginner to intermediate students, written for 4 or more players. (Grade 2). Great for classroom performance and tested with



great success in Aussie schools.






We are often asked which choral series we most recommend and the answer is - the Voiceworks series

Voiceworks is a magnificent resource for promoting good singing in pre-schools, schools, community choirs, adult choirs and everywhere that people sing.
The Voiceworks books (complete with CDs) are packed with songs and ideas which are practical, motivating, and accessible. Vocal warm ups and general advice included Double CD contains performances plus support material Photocopiable pages

Voiceworks 1: A Handbook for Singing Peter Hunt

Voiceworks 2: Folk Voiceworks A Further Handbook 30 Traditional Songs for Singing Peter Hunt, David Peter Hunt Oliver

$99.95 $89.95

$99.95 $89.95

$89.95 $79.95

Jamaican Voiceworks 23 Traditional and Popular Jamaican Songs Michael Burnett, Peter Hunt

Junior Voiceworks 1 33 Songs for Children Kevin Stannard

Junior Voiceworks 2 33 More Songs for Children Kevin Stannard

$79.95 $72.95

$89.95 $79.95

$89.95 $79.95

Popular Voiceworks 28 Songs in Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Soul, and Show Styles Charles Beale, Steve Milloy

Voiceplay 22 Songs for Young Children Pack

(leader's book, CD, children's book) Alison Street, Linda Bance

$89.95 $79.95

$79.95 $72.95

Need Percussion repairs?

Optimum Percussion will co-ordinate parts supply, pick ups or on-site visits with any of the following repairers in your state where required or you can call them - direct. Fixing broken drums, missing pins, damaged stands, broken heads, lost bars are all part of these recommended repairers skill sets! Call us for help or more information whenever you need it. Phone 1300 850 242. 0419 449 887 QLD Timo Sutinen 0402 980 602 NSW Dave Egan Gold Drum In Tension Rhythm Restorations
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Sticks and Mallets

Med Hard Rubber lighter in weight than other Soprano hardness mallets

(*) Mallets marked with an asterisks are Exclusive to Optimum Percussion

Wool wrapped med hard. New design with grip and more durable yarn.

Angel Xylo / Glock $5.95 pair

Optimum Sop Xylo*


$14.95 pair


Med. Hard Rubber 2.5cm Ball

Rohema Sop Xylo * Bright Sound $7.95 pair

Studio 49 Sop Met* Yarn WrappedHigh Quality Mallets


$29.95 pair

Optimum Sop Xylo/ Metallophone *

Good Sound for Soprano inst. Great Value ! $5.95 pair

Optimum Elite Orff Keyboard mallets

A very useful middle hardness that can work on both Sop and Alto Xylo or Metallophones. Very durable cord wrapping and fibreglass shafts



Studio 49 Alto Xylo/Metallophone*
A little dearer than other Rubber Mallets but Studio 49 quality with just the right length, weight and sound for Alto.


Wool wrapped medium New design with grip and more durable yarn

Optimum Alto Xylo Blue* $14.95 pair

$9.95 pair



Felt ring mallet Replacement rings available

Sonor Alto Xylo $39.95 pair

Solid Felt Ball- High Quality Mallets

Studio 49 Sop /Alto Xylo* $29.95 pair



Rohema Alto Xylo / Met * Solid Felt Ball

Simple, durable and good sound

$12.95 pair

Studio 49 Alto Xylo or Met* Yarn Wrapped - High Quality Mallets $29.95 pair


Studio 49 Bass Xylo / Met. * Wooldurable w/excellent tone $44.95 pair

Large rubber ball creates a clear bass tone. Now with shorter shaft for better control.

Optimum Bass Xylo* $12.95 pair


Optimum Bass Xylo / Met / Marimba* Yarn Wrapped. New design

Shorter shaft for better control

Rohema Bass Xylo* 35cm solid felt ball.

Slightly warmer tone than the Optimum rubber bass mallet

$19.95 pair


$15.95 pair


Rohema Glock* Small 2cm Wood Head $4.95 pair

Rohema Alto Glockenspiel* Hard Rubber. 2cm $5.95 pair


Also good for small chime bars

Rohema double ended Glock * Wood / Hard Rubber
for Sop and Alto Glock

Schlagwerk * Multipurpose
Terrific for Gathering Drums, Large Drums, Djembe and Tambours. Warm full sound

$7.95 pair


$34.95 pair

Rohema* Large Medium Hardnes solid felt head $5.95 each


Remo Gathering Drum Mallet

10 cloth covered.

$4.95 each

Ideal for larger tambours and medium sized


Rohema* 30mm solid felt head $9.95 pair


Remo Early Childhood High Density Foam Rubber $3.95 each


Reduced likelihood of head damage


CPK Wood 25mm head. wood shaft $2.95 pair


Rohema Small Tambour/Wood Block or Glock-Coloured mallets* 20mm Wood Ball on a short shaft $2.00 pair

Mallet Information
Marvelous Mallets
By Allan Watson
Most percussion instruments require sticks or mallets in order to play them, but which stick or mallet is right for which instrument? I speak each week with scores of teachers from all over Australia and it seems that mallets are often a source of frustration. Not durable too hard. too soft too heavy too long are some of the comments I hear. However, I also hear real enthusiasm from teachers for their favourite mallets. From this we can be sure of one thing. Teachers do care about mallets and the sounds they make. This passion is a good thing! Each mallet or stick has its own sound and a wide range of mallets can add a huge variety of colour to the percussion sound pallet. Truly understanding just what sound each mallet will make is the key to good mallet choice.

Keyboard Percussion Mallets.

Wouldnt it be just wonderful if we could find the one perfect mallet that could work well on the whole range of Glockenspiels, Xylophones and Metallophones and Classroom marimbas? Unfortunately, no such super mallet exists. However, a good understanding of a couple of basic concepts is very helpful when choosing keyboard mallets. 1. As you move towards the higher pitched bars you will require harder mallets to allow the bars to sing. 2. As the bars become smaller and thinner you will require lighter mallets and inversely, larger thicker bars will require larger heavier mallets. The below table represents the relative weights and hardness required to produce good quality standard sounds from classroom keyboard percussion instruments. Here are a few points to consider. Soprano glockenspiels c3-f4 (or a4) sound nearly four octaves above middle C (c1) Their light tiny bars really need small wood or hard plastic ball mallets to be heard cleanly. However, those same mallets can sound harsh on the lower notes of an Alto Glockenspiel c2-a3 which is just one octave lower. Alto Glocks sound much fuller with hard rubber mallets. Soprano Metallophones and Xylophones are the same pitch as Alto Glockenspiels yet need a much larger and heavier mallet due to the larger bars. Similarly a mallet that works well for a Bass Xylophone will swamp an Alto instrument. Even if the hardness is correct, it will sound a little dull and damped at soft volumes. Yarn wrapped mallets have a warmer smoother and slightly fuller sound than the same hardness in a plain rubber mallet. The more expensive yarn wrapped mallets will last longer than the crocheted style wrapped mallets and will be good value in the long term. Solid felt mallets will also last a very long time but are a touch soft for soprano instruments.

Mallet Storage
I strongly recommend separating the mallets in to different clearly marked containers or mallet bag compartments for


( wood and hard rubber), ( medium hard rubber, felt or yarn wrapped),

Soprano instruments Alto Instruments Bass Instrument

( medium rubber, felt or yarn wrapped) (medium heavy, rubber, felt or yarn wrapped.

Woodblocks and tambours

Doing so will increase the students understanding of their mallets and should make lesson preparation a little more efficient and result in a better sounding ensemble. It is far easier and more enjoyable to choose the right colour if the paint is not mixed up. I am fortunate to be performing the worlds most wonderful opera and ballet music at the Opera House and part of my job as a percussionist and timpanist is to select the mallet that matches or adds to the mood and character of the music. Mallet choice is one of the things which makes percussion performance interesting and exciting. The same principals can apply in the classroom. A wide variety of good quality classroom mallets are available to every teacher and can be used to extend your students understanding and involvement in tone, colour, timbre and texture on their instruments.

Creating Performance Variety and Texture

Using a harder or softer mallet than the above standard mallet choices will change your ensemble sound and can be used to terrific musical effect. Light wood or small hard rubber mallets on your Metallophones and Xylophones will produce sudden bright and contrasting sounds that generate an effective contrast within a performance. The bars will not be damaged by hard mallets at standard volumes. Also, a student with a solo line may need a harder mallet to cut through the ensemble. Felt mallets on tambours, rubber mallets on cowbells and wood blocks and softer mallets across your keyboards will produce a much warmer sounding ensemble and may also provide an interesting contrast within a piece.

Soprano Glockenspiels Hard Alto Glockenspiels

H a r d n e s s

Soprano Xylos and Metallophones


Alto Xylos and metallophones

Bass Xylos and metallophones Marimbas Soft Light Medium Heavy



Concert Band Sticks and Mallets

Triangle Beater $1.50 each

CPK Triangle Beater $1.50 each


Optimum Triangle Beater* $2.50 each


Yamaha Glockenspiel Mallets $25.00 pair PSG/YAM-101 Grover Professional "Solo" Glock excellent bright tone on quality rattan shafts
These are the ones I use the most at the Opera House. AW

Grover Brass Glock mallets Very Bright Sound. High Quality Rattan Shafts

$44.95 PSG/GRO-M8

$44.95 PSG/GRO-M6

Grover Professional Xylophone
Large Poly ball head. Excellent full bright concert xylophone sound. Will not dent the bars. High Quality Rattan Shafts $44.95 PSX/GRO-M4

Yamaha Bright Xylophone Mallets $25.00 pair PSX/YAM-102

Yamaha mellow Xylophone or Wood Block Mallets $25.00 pair PSX/YAM-104


Innovative Med. Soft Cymbal or Vibes Professional quality yarn wrapped mallets on Rattan shafts $49.00 pair PSV/INN-F5 Rohema Multi Purpose Swizzle Stick Solid felt cartwheel head useful for timpani / cymbal rolls, plus snare sticks $29.95 pair PSMP/ROH-61332F

Silver Fox SV Medium Timpani mallets Super Durable Synthetic Felt ideal for schools $44.95 pair PST/GRO-SV303


Powerbeat Bass Drum Mallets 2.5 Solid Felt Head 14 wood handle $26.90 pair
PSBD/POW-494 For Articulate Playing

Powerbeat Bass Drum Mallets Synthetic lambs wool head Hickory handle $49.00 pair
PSBD/POW-521 General Playing and Rolls

Grover Bass Drum Mallets Properly weighted professional mallets $39.95 each
Ultra staccato PSBD/GRO-BDM3 Staccato PSBD/GRO-BDM2 General / Roller PSBD/GRO-BDM1


Our new Concert Mallet Pack is remarkable value. It includes: Timpani mallets- medium hardness

Optimum Stick Bag (Bag Only) Very useful size with side walls and gusseted pockets $19.95 each

Marimba / Cymbal mallets- med Glockenspiel mallets- nice bright sound Snare drum sticks- Hickory 5A Xylophone mallets- just the right hardnessbright but will not damage bars Practice Xylophone/ Wood block malletsmedium hard rubber Optimum Deluxe Stick Bag- excellent bag with enough space for more mallets and accessories. Optimum Percussion Mallet Pack Complete set with Deluxe bag $99.00 set



Drumsticks for Classrooms

DXP Oak Drum Sticks 7A, 5A Wood or Nylon tip
7As are a little shorter and thinner than 5As

Optimum Hickory Drum Sticks 5A Wood tip

Good Quality sticks at a great price!

$3.95 pair
PSSD/DXP-7A or 5A (W or N)

$5.95 pair

Essex Hickory Drum Sticks 7A, 5A, 5B (thinner to thicker) Wood or Nylon tip $10.95 pair
PSSD/ESS-7A, 5A or 5B ( W or N)

Vic Firth Hickory Drum Stick Worlds best selling professional drum stick! 7A, 5A, 5B (thinner to thicker) $17.95 pair
PSSD/VF-5A , 7A or 5B (W or N)

DXP Coloured Drum Sticks 5A Nylon Tip Oak $5.95 pair


DXP Coloured Drum Sticks 5A Nylon Tip Oak $5.95 pair


DXP Coloured Drum Sticks 5A Nylon Tip Oak $5.95 pair


DXP Coloured Drum Sticks 5A Nylon Tip Oak $5.95 pair


AMS Hickory Drum Sticks 5A Nylon Tip $9.95 pair


AMS Hickory Drum Sticks 5A Nylon Tip $9.95 pair


AMS Hickory Drum Sticks 5A Nylon Tip $9.95 pair


AMS Hickory Drum Sticks 5A Nylon Tip $9.95 pair


AMS Hickory Drum Sticks 5A Nylon Tip $9.95 pair


CPK Wire Brushes Retractable w/Rubber Handles $19.95 pair PSBR/CPK-789

Innovative Plastic Brushes w/ Wood Handles.

Slightly fatter sound than wire and a little safer and more durable in primary schools $29.95 pair PSBR/INN-BR3

About Drum sticks Oak Sticks are lighter and more brittle when compared to hickory sticks. They will jar more and break more easily but are at a great price. Hickory sticks bounce better, are better balanced and also come in various qualities the more expensive sticks will feel softer and last longer. Nylon tips offer a slightly brighter tone compared to wood when playing on cymbals but make little difference when playing on drums.

Music Stands and Trolleys

Music Stands
Xtreme folding music stand with bag Black 3 stage stand that is easy to fold. $16.95

CPK folding music stand with bag Sturdy Chrome Plated stand page stays. Easy to fold! $24.95

Xtreme Heavy duty Folding music stand w/ bag Slightly larger tubing- highly recommended. $24.95

Legacy concert music stand with holey tray $39.95


Manhasset Stands and Trolleys

Manhasset Concert music stand Magic Clutch style height adjustment does not slip yet is quick and easy to adjust. The worlds largest selling durable professional stand. $69.00 each $62.00 for orders 10 or more

Manhasset music stand trolleys 13 Stand trolley $429


25 Stand trolley $599



Concert Percussion
Concert Tambourines
CPK 10" Tambourine Double row of Jingles with calf head $26.95

Grover Tambourine 10" SV featuring high quality calf head and brass jingles. $119.95

Remo 10" Tambourine . Dbl row with durable fibreskyn head. $57.95

Grover SV5 Superb sound from this bronze alloy triangle. $59.95

Optimum Triangle Clip. $18.95

PHTR/OPT-CLIP (triangle not included)

incl Triangle holder and beater

still being controllable. Cymbals We recommend 16" Hand Cymbals for Primary Age percussionists. A full sound whilsttone and projection. The more expensive cymbals provide greater resonance and increased beauty of Prices include FREE Optimum Percussion Leather Cymbal straps fitted to your cymbals.

Paiste Cymbals PST3 16" Brass alloy $199.00


Zildjian ZBT Cymbals 16" Bronze Alloy $295.00


Sabian XS20 Cymbals 16" Concert $499.00


Sabian B8 16" Thin Crash. Nice and responsive for rolls. Bright sound and good sustain. $169.00

Sabian AA Pro 16" Viennese $699.00


Chromatic Concert Glockenspiels

Optimum Concert Glockenspiel
Excellent tone and intonation Includes music stand and mallets 2.5 Octaves f2 c5

Dixon Cymbal stand Well made double braced stand. $64.95


Xtreme Glockenspiel Bag Fits a stand and a glock $39.95


Optimum Glock Pack

Good quality concert Glockenspiel with Stand, Glock, Practice Pad & heavy-duty cordura backpack-style case

Yamaha Concert Glockenspiel. Professional sound in an excellent case. (stand not incl.)

$ 149.00

$ 249.00

PG/YAM-YG250 Includes mallets

Optimum Soft Bag

Fits Optimum Glock


Snare and Bass Drums

Powerbeat Snare Drum Chrome 14 x 5.5" $139.00

All drums tuned ready for concert use by Optimum Staff Optimum Snare Drum 14x 5.5 Maple shell $199.00

Pearl Sensitone Snare Drum 14 x 5.5" $269.95


Great value. With Optimum fitted Evans pro head for a greatly improved tone

Crisp and bright with strong and smooth snare strainer.

Good quality wood shell for a warmer sound.

Optimum Concert Bass Drum 28" diameter & 14" depth. Now with great sounding professional Remo Emperor heads.
Large enough for a good bass sound but still controllable by primary age students. Includes a pair of hard felt bass drum Mallets


Powerbeat Keyboard or Glockenspiel Stand Glockenspiel $45.00 Stand PHK/AMS-SD $59.95
PHG/MIT-ED590 Double braced professional standard. (Pictured)

Cheaper smaller bass drums available please call

Dixon Hand Cymbal Cradle

professional quality. Simple and durable

Snare Drum Stand $59.95

PHSD/AMT-PRO Good solid stand for playing while seated or standing for up to grade 5 aged students

Basix Concert Snare Drum Stand

Unique 3 stage stand allows height adjustment for all age groups.

Optimum Percussion trap table High quality padded table and stand. $129.95



Bass Drum Cradle $49.00


PHK/AMS-SM Shorter single braced stand ideal for glockenspiel and smaller students


Primary Concert Band Percussion

Drum Kits
We assemble and tune all our drums so that they are sounding their best when you receive them
DXP Student Drum Kit Good Quality Student kit in fusion 20 size. With sticks and stool and cymbals.
Avail in Techno Blue (pic), Wine Red or Black Good Size kit for Schools with 10 12 and 14" toms and 20" bass drum Also available in 22, 12 13 16" "Rock" sizes at same price



Tom Toms

DXP Intermediate Drum Kit.

with Paiste PST 3 Cymbal Pack , Extra Cymbal Stand, Spiral Height adjustable Stool and Upgraded drum heads. Nice sounding 20" Ride, 16" crash and 14" H Hats. Good Size kit for Schools with 10 12 and 14" toms and 20" bass drum Good quality Dual ply heads on Tom Toms and Snare Drum- fitted and tuned by Optimum Percussion Includes all Hardware and Sticks Available in Wine Red ( pic) Black or Techno Blue Good Sound Also available in 22, 12 13 16" "Rock" sizes at same price Great Value $895.00 PDK/DXP-20CUST

Pearl Forum Drum Kit Powerbeat 8" and 10" double headed tom toms with stand $249 PDTT/POW-0810 Powerbeat 6" and 8" single headed tom toms with stand $169 PDTT/POW-0608
Good Quality Pearl Drum Kit complete with Stool, Cymbals and Sticks. Excellent durable hardware. Good sounding drums and Cymbals. ISS tom suspension for improved resonance Good Size kit for Schools with 10 12 and 14" toms and 20" bass drum Includes all Hardware and Sticks Available in Smokey Chrome ( SC), White (WH) , Wine red (WR), Black (BL) $1099.00 PDK/PEA-FZ20

3.5 octave Concert Xylophones available from $1995

StandSee page 46 not for stands included Adams / Eagle 3.5 octave Concert Xylophone F4-C8 Light Rosewood Bars on superb height adjustable Voyager frame. $2499 incl mallets and drop cover

Korogi 3 octave Desktop Xylophone C5-C8 incl. mallets Kalinwood Bars $695.00

Honduras rosewood bars $895.00

PX/KOR-KX37R Carry Bag for Korogi 3 oct PCAX/KOR-KX37 $99.00

Optimum/Bergerault 3.5 octave Table Xylophone F4-C8 full concert width Rosewood Bars. incl mallets. $1495.00

Adams Revolution Timpani

Optimum is very proud to be able to offer the ADAMS REVOLUTION range of timpani. An innovative pedal system, revolutionary uncoupling and folding system, balanced pedal system, height adjustment, fine tuning system , excellent tone and 3 large castors per drum make this the perfect timpani for schools and bands.

Full range of Timpani available. All the brands. All the information. Call us and we will help you find the right timpani for your needs at the right price.

African Instruments Agogo Bells Animal Sounds Bass/Alto Marimba Bass Drum Bell Tree Bird effect Boomwhackers Boomwhacker Texts Bongos Cabasas Cajon Cases Castanets Caxixi shakers Chime Bars Circle Drums Classroom Sets Clave Concert Percussion Congas ContraBass Marimba ContraBass Resonators Cowbells Cymbals - Classroom Cymbals - Concert Darabuka, Doumbek Djembe Djun Djun Drum Circle Sets Drum Circle Texts Drum Kits 18 27 36 10 18,21,46 32 33 22,23, 24,25 18 28 21 16,30,46 29,30 18,28 15 19 21,30 29 46,47 19 10 14 18,27 29 46 21 17 18,21 17 40,41 47 Easycussion - pentatonic Egg Shakers Energy Chimes Finger Cymbals Flexitone Floor Tom Footnotes - Suzuki Fruit Shaker Gathering Drums Glockenspiels Gong Group Loops Guiros Hand Bells and texts Hand Drums Horn - Bicycle/Car Jelly Beans and other Suites Kazoo Kokoriko-(Caterpillar) Lesson Plans Log Drums Lollypop drums Lynn Kleiner Books / Products Mallets Maracas Marimba - classroom Music - classroom Music Stands and trolleys Metallophones Ocean Drums Orff Keyboard Stands 7 28 27 27 32 19,21 35 28 19 6,7,46 33 36 29,33 26 16 32 31 32 33 11,20,43 7, 18 16 37 42,44 28,30 10 Parachutes Percussion Storage Percussion stands Pentatonic Instruments Pre-School Percussion Posters Puppets Rainsticks Rakatak Ratchet Recorders and music Remo Drums Repairers Resonator Bars Rhythm Sticks Sand Block Scarves & Ribbons Sleigh Bells Shakers Shekere Siren Whistle Slap Stick Slide Whistles Snare Drums Sound Shapes Sound Effects Spare Parts Stands / Hardware 36 27 46 7 30 31 37 33 29 32 34 16,17,18,19 41 14,15 29 33 36 29,30 28 18,28 32 32 32 46 16 32,33,36 10 32 13,18,27 42,44,45 44 Stick Bag Stirring Drum Storm Drum Studio 49 Table Tubes Taiko Talking Drum Tambourines Tambours Temple Blocks Texts- Classroom Timpani Toms Tone Blocks Tone Chimes - Suzuki Trap table Triangles Triangle Beaters Triangle Holders Ukuleles Vibraslap Wah Wah tubes Wash Board Whistles Wind Chimes Woodblocks Xylophones 44 32 33 6,7,12,13 7 21 21 27,28,30,46 16,19 29 24,25,26,31, 34,37,38,39, 40,41 47 19,47 29 26 46 27,46 44 27 35 32 7 32 32,33 32 29 7,8,9,12, 13,14,47

38,39,40,41 Spoons 45 7,8,9,12,13,14 Sticks and Mallets 33 Stick Bag 13

Orff Associations
The Orff Associations run many events for teachers throughout the year. The focus is on creative learning and fun. These events are always a great way embrace some new ideas, re-energise and build confidence.

17th Biennial ANCOS Conference "Voices of the Swan" 8-13 January 2012 CONTACT DETAILS AUSTRALIA
Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk Email: info@ancos.org.au

TOSA Inc President: Peter Eddleston

Optimum Percussion is proud to be supporting Music Viva in Schools. Musica Viva provides the complete package of great artists, teaching resources and teacher training . Highly recommended

OSANSW President: Jenny Birrell birrellfamily@optusnet.com

QOSA President: Nikki Cox nikki_cox@bigpond.com

Musica Viva
The Musica Viva In Schools Music Education Package features three integrated components: 1. Live Music 2. Professional Development for Teachers 3. Classroom Activities For more information about Musica Viva In Schools please call 1300 663 608 Or visit www.musicaviva.com
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OSASA President: Susan Bleby

WAOSA President: Anita Newhouse Anita.Newhouse@allsaints.wa.edu.au


Victorian Orff Schulwerk Assoc. (Vic) Inc President: Melissa Dods ACT mjdods@optusnet.com.au Contact: Susan Curbishley Glenys Gisjbers VOSA Administrator susanc@actewagl.net.au glenys@stockdaleacs.com.au