Castanets

Castanets and Musical Spoons for Kids

Castanets and musical spoons are a great addition to any classroom. Highly engaging, they allow students to easily connect with music by clicking along to the rhythm. West Music is proud to offer these handy (pun intended) instruments in a variety of prices - right down to a single buck! Depending on the age of students, we've got kids' plastic castanets, fine wooden castanets, and even metal musical spoons! We've also included a range of options that are played in different ways, such as traditional clicking with fingers, on a handle and mounted on tables to accommodate younger children or players with disabilities. Keep the beat alive with our kids' castanets and spoon musical instruments.

Castanets have a rich history, tracing back to the Phoenicians and the music of civilizations throughout the Mediterranean region. However, when travelers brought them to Iberia (now Spain and Portugal), they found a permanent home. Today's musical genres, from classical to pop music utilize the unique sounds and tones. With a design easy to hold, and a fun sound for kids to experience, these castanets and music spoons enhance any music experience!

Traditionally, the instrument consists of a pair of concave shells joined by a string. However, today's options come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials including metal, plastic, and wood. There is a wide-range of use for these instruments. For example, a handle for easy manipulation joins castanets, or clappers, together during an orchestral performance. Mounted tables allow younger kids with disabilities to play with ease. Castanets and musical spoons make an excellent addition to any classroom or musical therapy curriculum. They are highly engaging and enable users to click along to the beat effortlessly.

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