Kids' Djembes: Rhythm at All Ages
The all-inclusive energy of drumming and drum circles is what prompts many to pick up their first djembe. Hand drums like djembes are a great first instrument choice for kids because they come in a variety of sizes to suit your child’s stature. The good news for parents is that these smaller djembes are also extremely affordable. Take a look at the different sizes of youth djembes below.
Mini Kids Djembe:
Measures 7”-8” Tall x 4”-5” Head. Good for ages 2-4. Not recommended for children above 5.
Small Kids Djembe:
Measures 11”-12” Tall x 7”-8” Head. Good for ages 4-6. Despite their size, these small djembes are capable of making great tones. We have these childrens djembes in a variety of styles from which to choose.
Medium Kids Djembe:
Measures 15”-16” Tall x 8”-9” Head. Good for ages 6-12. These also produce great tones and come in a variety of designs.
Large Kids Djembe: Measures 19”-20” Tall x 10” Head. Good for ages 12+. These djembes are often purchased by adults, however, they’re also a great choice for young adults looking to seriously embark in hand percussion. These generally weigh in at about 8-10 pounds, so if you think this is too heavy for your child, a fiberglass djembe would be a great lighter-weight alternative.
Whatever you decide for your child, keep in mind that each kid is unique and the above guidelines aren’t all- encompassing. If you have any questions about which djembe would be best for your child, please feel free to contact us.