A-Star is a popular brand that provides percussion perfect for the classroom.

Why they are great for classrooms?

A-Star produce very colourful and interactive products that are appealing to a younger audience. They are very easy to use and introduce children to the musical world, meaning they can begin learning rhythms, timing and even scales; they are great value for money!

Single products

plastic-wrist-bellsWrist bells

These wrist bells are simply attached by a velcro or plastic strap, making them adjustable and easy to use. The vibrant colours make them appealing to children and will encourage them to make music.


hand-bellsHand bells

Available with either 3, 5 or 9 bells. You simply hold them by the handle and away you go. They are a lot of fun and create a bright, happy sound, perfect for percussion sets at schools.

These are also very popular around Christmas time!

sleigh-bellsAnother is the A-Star 21 Bell Sleigh Bells. They produce a much sharper tone and the handle is made from wood instead of plastic.

This makes them sturdier and better for the older classes. However, they are still a great addition to percussion sets and ensembles.


coloured-hand-bellsColoured Hand Bells

The A-Star Coloured Hand Bells are a set of colourful bells with a note range of C to C. This introduces student to the idea of scales which is a very important skill to have if they wish to take music skills further. Being multicoloured, this set is very appealing and encourages younger students to use them. They also produce a bright sound and are easy to use.

agogo-bellsAgogo bells 

Similar to a cowbell, typically used in samba music, the Agogo’s offer two different pitches. They come with a wooden beater that creates a very bold sound when used and are typically used in percussion sections, helping to keep time.


wrist-bells-packDue to these products being popular for classes, we sell packs. For example, the wrist bells are sold in packs of 10 pairs which contain a mixture of green, yellow, blue, red and purple!

This also comes with a container which makes for perfect storage within the classroom.bell-shakers

Also with storage is the A-Star Bell Shakers. They are a set of 6 shakers that produce a bold and fun sound. Brightly coloured, they are great for groups and can be used to teach younger children about rhythm and timing.

About the author

Lucy joined Normans in November 2018 after finishing her A-Levels, one of them being Music. A very talented musician who plays the Saxophone, Clarinet and Piano to a high standard. I'm sure you'll agree, she's a great addition to the Sales Team. In Lucy's spare time, she loves to travel!