With the American Music Therapy National Convention coming soon, we thought that this would be a great opportunity to highlight a few of the adaptive products that West Music carries.
American Drum PK1 Adaptive Mallets
By American Drum, this set of Adaptive mallets is great for a wide variety of people. All of these mallets have been shortened for easier control and lighter weight. This set contains two cross bar mallets that are helpful for individuals who have grip or fine motor control trouble; a cork mallet that is lightweight for individuals with poor muscle tone/control; and a bass bar mallet. They can each be purchased individually as well.
American Drum PK2 Mallet Cuff & Short Mallets, Set of 4
Also by American Drum are mallet cuffs (right) and shortened mallets (left). The mallet cuff wraps around the hand and secures with a velcro closure. They have a small pocket in which the mallet is inserted. This allows for individuals who are unable to grip the ability to play instruments with a mallet. The cuffs come in adult and adolescent size, and the mallets come in a set of four.
Aulos C Soprano Recorder for Players with Disabilities
A Days Work Adaptive Instrument Mount
By A Day’s Work, we offer the Adaptive Instrument Mount. Attached to a wheelchair, this instrument mount can hold a frame drum, mini cabasa, triangle or cluster chimes, allowing people with disabilities the opportunity for independent music play as well as the opportunity for making choices. Made of laminated wood, this item is easily cleaned.
Finally, the adaptive recorder by Aulos. This recorder allows for a person with any six useable digits to play a chromatic scale from C to A. With seven pieces and different configurations, in the end this instrument will look just like the ones that other children are using in class; or allow for individuals with finger disabilities the opportunity to play the recorder.