A Few Words About Songbong
Songbong has been part of the Dunedin music landscape since 1995.
Songbong is well known for its school residencies, performances and art weeks around schools in the South Island. Over the years, we developed relationships with schools and preschools and created drums adapted to the need of teachers and children.
We listen to your needs
Songbong makes children’s toms, wooden ashikos, colourful tambourines and other drums. We can also produce a custom-made membrane instrument tailored to your requirements.
We have a range of proven drums
Most of the early Songbong drums from the 1990s are still in use and working fine. Very few of the newer ones, all around New Zealand, have needed repairs.
We make drums for schools
Songbong drums evolved between 1995 when we started out, till around 2010, when we first made our children’s toms. This evolution, combined with customer feedback, has resulted in a drum stock ideal for school and kindergarten applications.
We repair drums
We are happy to have a look at your broken or damaged drum. In a repair, your drum will be fully restored, although probably sturdier than it was and more suited to sustained use.
Why Buy From Songbong
We work with NZ materials
Doing our bit
We make a point a reusing and recycling what we can.
We are local
Locally owned and operated
In Dunedin, NZ. The Portugal of the Southern Seas
We are established
We are reliable
You can count on us.
We will serve you as best as we can.
What Our Customers Say
Henry Johnson | Otago University Dpt of Music
Paul Marcham | Drummer and music educator
” I’ve been playing one of David’s djembes for 15 years at different performances and when giving classes. In my years of teaching I have found people, especially children, are more interested for a longer period of time when there is a great quality of sound. After playing David’s drums nothing else comes close to the range and quality of sound.