Music for social and communicative development...
What was that instrument and where do I get one?
- musical plastic tubes! Great for large numbers and low volumes. This site is run by the main company, and offers useful free resources.
- made from recycled gas bottles - a wonderful pitched metal instrument that anyone can play with success.
The HAPI drum
- the instrument that looks like a spaceship and sounds like the music of the spheres... the makers no longer have a web presence, so here's the Wikipedia entry.
Jane endorses Remo drums, which last for ever, are easily maintained, and are particularly suited to health settings because the man-made heads can be sanitised without damage.
All manner of things - a wonderful source of world percussion instruments, including Remo drums, can be found at Knock on Wood.
These guys taught me everything I know...
(USA) - midwife of the facilitated community drum circle movement.
Music for People
(USA) - master facilitators and passionate advocates for musical improvisation for everyone.
Musique et Sante
(France) - musicians and trainers bringing music to healthcare environments
Wild Goose Resource Group
(Scotland!) - among many other things, great enablers and defenders of congregational song.