We play nice together!
Our mixed instrument bundles will have your class jamming with us in no time. Introduce small ensemble techniques quickly and easily with the Jumbie Jam Steelpan and Octopus Ukulele, both in one convenient bundle. Both instruments are recognized as top educational brands worldwide and they are now together in one place for the very first time! Integrate readily into existing classrooms either on their own or in an ensemble. As well as “playing nice together,” they also play nice with instruments such as Orff, recorder, and more!
All preK-8 teachers already know the benefits of music in the classroom, and ensemble playing adds to these by teaching students to keep time together, to combine and balance sounds and rhythms, and to pay close attention to detail as they learn to perform with each other. All bundles include the Octopus Band Teacher’s Resource Guide, with a variety of tunes from different countries arranged specifically for these three instruments to get you started.
Transform your classroom with music from around the world, using instruments that have already proven their worth in the educational arena. Octopus Ukuleles and Slap Percussion are leading educational brands in the UK, across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The Octopus Academy range is a high-quality but affordable ukulele that is easy to learn, keeps its tuning, and is a joy to play and to learn on. The Octopus Ukulele Academy on YouTube, hosted by ukulele virtuoso Andy Eastwood, is a completely free resource for anyone learning to ukulele to access.
The Jumbie Jam is a small steelpan that has won numerous educational awards, including Best Tools for Schools, and is a favorite in classrooms around the world. Both teachers and parents love this instrument, which enhances all areas of child development, improving concentration, motor skills, rhythm, and creativity. The notes are marked directly on the Pan to make learning easier, and we offer many song books marked with matching letters as well as books in standard musical notation to help transition students to reading music.
Teachers all over the world are embracing the ukulele in music education, and our ready-to-go bundles will make it even easier to join the ukulele adventure with your students.
The Octopus Academy range ukulele is a leading educational brand developed in the UK specifically by musicians and is used in classrooms worldwide. These instruments are manufactured to the highest standards but remain very affordable, making them perfect for all players, and particularly attractive for the classroom.
Designed with music-making in mind, the Academy ukulele is comfortable to hold, easy for small fingers to play, keeps its tuning, and is a joy to play and to learn on. The first few chords are printed directly on the box to get your students started. In addition, the Octopus Ukulele Academy on YouTube, which is hosted by ukulele virtuoso Andy Eastwood, is a completely free resource for anyone learning the ukulele to access.
The ukulele integrates readily into existing classrooms and curriculum and pairs well with both melodic and percussion instruments. Your students will love strumming chords while singing tunes or accompanying a melody played on Steelpan, Orff instruments, or recorder. Consider adding the djembe or other percussion for a fuller musical experience in the classroom.