A-Star Music Beaters – Perfect for schools!

Beaters for schools… where to begin? Firstly, you need them to be high quality, lightweight and sturdy. However, you can’t spend a fortune on them because in a school environment, they will be used every day by nearly everyone. What do I recommend? The A-Star range. Why? Well they’re affordable, robust and made from the highest quality materials around. Here are my recommendations:

cowbell-beaterA-Star Cowbell Beater

Perfect for beginner drums and cowbells, the A-Star Cowbell Beater produces a loud and rich tone. Made from Hardwood, the simplicity and durability makes it perfect for lessons about rhythm.


classroom-music-beaterA-Star Felt Headed Xylophone Beaters – Pair

Made with a plastic handle and a felt head, these beaters are ideal for Soprano Xylophones and Educational Chimes.



drum-gong-malletA-Star Hard Bass Drum/Gong Mallet Pair

Perfect for all ages, the A-Star Hard Bass Drum/Gong Mallet creates a high quality tone.



glockenspiel-beaterA-Star Hard Glockenspiel Beaters – Pair

Perfect for glockenspiels, the A-Star Hard Glockenspiel Beaters have a plastic handle and a hard plastic head. This is great for schools because the material ensures that it is resistant to breaking.


soft-beaterA-Star Soft Rubber Beaters – Pair

Perfect for Alto Chime Bards and Small Drums, the A-Star Soft Rubber Beaters are made up of high quality rubber and have a soft head in order to create a warm tone.


triangle-beaterA-Star Triangle Beaters – 10 Pack

With moulded plastic handles, the A-Star Triangle Beaters are ideal for schools as they produce a beautifully clear and bright tone, enhancing the triangles sound. They are also great value, with each beater costing less than 40p!


Overall, for hand-held and tuned percussion A-Star is one of the leading brands, ideal for schools due to the high quality make yet cost-effective price. If you are interested in the whole of the A-star range you can click here.

About the author

Megan joined Normans for a weeks work experience and is now with us every Saturday. Megan is keen to study music at university and wishes to pursue a career in the industry. A keen pianist and flute player with a fantastic work ethic.