At Drums for Schools our over-riding aim is to help spread music-making by making it possible for anyone, whatever their age and ability, to get actively involved in music and to enjoy all the physical, mental and social benefits that go along with it.
That's what we're here for and it means that:-
We specialize in easy-to-play instruments;
We keep our prices as low as we possibly can;
We give big discounts to schools and educational users;
We're constantly improving our instruments and inventing new ones.
We try and do the above in as ethical and friendly a way as possible, namely:-
We respect Fairtrade guidelines in everything we do;
We use natural, sustainable and recycled materials wherever we can;
We try and reuse packaging and minimize wastage;
We make service and customer satisfaction our number one priority.
Drums for Schools is a small, family business. Andy Gwatkin focuses on instrument design and new developments and his sister, Hilary, looks after orders and deliveries, with extra help from brother Paul, our logistics expert. Andy's other sister, Angela, looks after the accounts and financial side of things. The "family" has grown to include marketing expert Anna Ruddick, who looks after the sales and marketing side of things and Syeny, who looks after QC and Bali suppliers. We also very lucky to receive ongoing help and advice from dozens of brilliant teachers, performers and education experts.