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Learn How To Tune Your Drum

Learn How To Tune Your Drum

How To Tune Your Drum If your drums are a year old or more, then the sound they make will have changed since the day you bought them. This is entirely normal and has nothing to do with the quality of your drum.  The natural skin head reacts to the moisture content of...

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Drumsticks Or No Drumsticks?

Drumsticks Or No Drumsticks?

Drum Sticks Or No Drum Sticks? One of the most frequently debated questions, amongst staff at schools and preschools, about drums is : "Will we be hands-only, or will we use drumsticks?" When I travel around visiting schools with my drums, this drumsticks debate often...

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African Djembes : The Reason I Do Not Import them

African Djembes : The Reason I Do Not Import them

It’s a question of principle.

There is a certain irony surrounding African djembés in the West. The guilty silence by drum merchants concerning the non sustainable harvest of large trees and the raising of goats for skins in West Africa, flies in the face of the self image of djembé buyers.

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Drums in the making!
This delivery of PVC tubing is ready to be transformed into tambourines and children drums. Once measured, these tubes are expertly cut into 240 individual drum shells.
Drums in the making! This delivery of PVC tubing is ready to be transformed into tambourines and children drums. Once measured, these tubes are expertly cut into 240 individual drum shells.
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We've been making and producing drums in Dunedin for over 20 years.

Here David is tuning up a wooden Dunumba.
We've been making and producing drums in Dunedin for over 20 years. Here David is tuning up a wooden Dunumba.
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Kate finds my overalls in various opshops.  So I go under a range of first names, depending on the laundry cycles...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Kate finds my overalls in various opshops. So I go under a range of first names, depending on the laundry cycles...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #craig #bob #bluecollar #blue #colourblue #workoveralls #shed #dunedin #nz #dunnerstunner #bluecollarproud #bluecollarworkers #makersgonnamake #supportthemakers #makersofinstagram #makerslife #handmadeisbetter #marchmeetthemaker #meetthemaker #songbongnz
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If you're looking for drums, you know where to find us!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you're looking for drums, you know where to find us!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dunnerstunner #dunedinnz #otago #southisland #madeinnewzealand #kiwimade #shopkiwi #madeinnz #supportnzmade #smallnzbusiness #nzmade #buynzmade #shoplocalnz #bluecollar #drummaking #craftnz #shed #meetthemaker
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St Clair surf school.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You need the wetsuit down here, the water's is a bit nippy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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St Clair surf school.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You need the wetsuit down here, the water's is a bit nippy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Good surf though, and right in the city : bus every 20 min, directly to the surf! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dunnerstunner #dunedinnz #otago #southisland #blue #somethingblue #marinelife #blueworld #blueocean #nzlife #bigwaves #surflife
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Children drums come in a full set from a lower to a high pitch sound.  Yes, ideally you need the 3! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Children drums come in a full set from a lower to a high pitch sound. Yes, ideally you need the 3! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #playmatter⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #teachnz⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #musicteachers⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ecenz⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nzplaycommunity⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #earlychildhoodnz⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nzece⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #earlychildhoodeducation⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nzteachers⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #kiwiteachers⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #teacherresources⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #earlychildhood⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #primaryteachers⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #kindergartenteacher⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #learningthroughplay #musiceducationmatters #musicwithkids #nzmusicteachers#learningthroughplay #madeinnewzealand #kiwimade #madeinnz #supportnzmade #smallnzbusiness #nzmade #buynzmade #shoplocalnz #drummaking #craftnz #meetthemaker
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Another controversy.  Hard to not step on someone else's toes these days. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Another controversy. Hard to not step on someone else's toes these days. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dunnerstunner #dunedinnz #otago #southisland
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Dunedin Harbour Mouth Molars from Regan Gentry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Controversy and public art usually go hand-in-hand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I spent enough time at the dental school to be grateful that the New Zealand School of Dentistry is in Dunedin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#dunnerstunner #dunedinnz #otago #southisland # regangentry #DCC #otagoharbour #dunedinart #schoolofdentistry #dentistryworld #dentalschool #publicart
Dunedin Harbour Mouth Molars from Regan Gentry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Controversy and public art usually go hand-in-hand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I spent enough time at the dental school to be grateful that the New Zealand School of Dentistry is in Dunedin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dunnerstunner #dunedinnz #otago #southisland # regangentry #DCC #otagoharbour #dunedinart #schoolofdentistry #dentistryworld #dentalschool #publicart
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Another gorgeous day in Dunedin! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#dunnerstunner #dunedinnz #otago #southisland #madeinnewzealand #kiwimade #shopkiwi #madeinnz #supportnzmade #smallnzbusiness #nzmade #buynzmade #shoplocalnz #bluecollar #drummaking #craftnz #shed #meetthemaker #songbongnz
Another gorgeous day in Dunedin! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dunnerstunner #dunedinnz #otago #southisland #madeinnewzealand #kiwimade #shopkiwi #madeinnz #supportnzmade #smallnzbusiness #nzmade #buynzmade #shoplocalnz #bluecollar #drummaking #craftnz #shed #meetthemaker #songbongnz
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