As an early childhood educator, my Remo Kids Floor Toms are a staple in my classroom and they should be in yours as well. This drum has a fantastic sound, is incredibly durable, and kids LOVE it. While the drum comes with 2 mallets, it also functions as a hand drum, allowing kids the opportunity to practice different hand drum tones such as the bass (center of the drum) and open tone (edge of the drum). Equally at home in the classroom and the living room, this drum is a must have for young music makers. -Melissa
Part of the Remo Kid's Percussion Collection, the Kids Percussion Floor Tom is specifically designed for smaller hands without sacrificing quality. Similar to the larger gathering drums (items 200762 or 200761, each available separately), but with a higher sound and suited to individual play. The Remo Kids Percussion KD-5080-01 10" Floor Toms compact size makes it just right for classroom drum circles and can be played with hands, mallets or sticks. And Features extended legs to enhance the sound by raising the drum higher off the ground. The Acousticon shell is manufactured from recycled hardwood fibers and is unaffected by climatic changes. The Fiberskyn 3 head gives an outstanding authentic ethnic drum sound. Includes 2 mallets. Size: 7-1/2" x 10"
My grandson who just turned 2 years old, goes to a children's group music class. Westmusic.com was the recommendation by the teacher as to the place to go for instruments. My daughter-in-law suggested this drum for a birthday gift. My grandson just loves it. It is so well built and so beautiful to look at.
Wonderful and sturdy!
One of two Remo drums that I got my granddaughter, at the time 3 years old. She loved using it when friends came over and the matching djembe created an instant set for a rhythm duo. The sticks are fun but when unmanageable by young ones, hands or multiple sets of hands make yet another option for this size drum. We hoped to hand this drum to the next grandchild, but it may be hard for granddaughter to let go for some years.. So, another purchase is in order, and not expensive. Worth every dollar!
I have been teaching preschool music for 15 years . Some of my drums I bought 15 years ago and some just a few years ago. I teach 5-7 classes per day and use the drums in almost every class. Many parents like to buy these drums for their children as Christmas gifts. My selling point is, I ask parents to pick out the drums that 15 years old from the ones that are 2 years old - they cannot! These drums are great and last forever!
I am a board-certified music therapist in private practice, primarily working with children with intellectual disabilities and this drum can be used so many different ways!
The drum has an excellent, warm sound when struck with the hands or with the mallet. The mallets that come with the drum are more appropriate for kids 5+, so my little ones just use their hands...both scenarios of use still warrant great sound.
The animal print on the drum is great for animal and color identification. One of my clients particularly enjoys all of the frogs!
Definitely recommend this drum to music therapists, families, music educators, and those looking for a great gift for a child who responds to music!
Great gift idea
I am a Music Therapist and a mother of two boys. For years, I have been buying Remo drums as baby gifts for friends and family--as well as for my own home and private practice. As soon as 'baby' is old enough to sit up, I have someone sit behind the baby and straddle the drum while playing with open hands and singing! This drum has smooth edges, it's durable, colorful, and you can flip it over and use for storage for shakers, whistle, kazoos, maracas...Music Music Music!!! My children and my students LOVE this drum! It has a rich sound and its a REAL drum--no batteries needed folks! Stock up--this is a great price!