There’s a lot of thought that goes into shopping around for drum sets including but not limited to how long they will last when kids lay their powerful little hands on them and how long it will take them to learn how to play the drums. Another major challenge occurs when a parent who has no inkling about music has to select the best drum set for his/her 4-year-old child.
Some key factors to consider before going for a drum set for a kid include the age of the child, the child’s interest level, where the drums will be set up, budget for the drums, the number of pieces that drum kit has, drumsticks, and the height of the drum. To make sure you don’t spend a lot of money when on the pursuit for drum sets, below are a list of useful drums for kids.
- Mendini by Cecilio 16 inch 5-Piece Complete Kids / Junior Drum Set
This set is not only considered the cheapest complete drum junior sized set on the market, it also includes everything needed to start playing – drum heads, cymbals pedal, adjustable throne, and drum sticks. The kit is easy to put together as instructions are included in its package. The only problem with this set is that it doesn’t always sound as good as you expect so you might have to fine-tune the tightness of the drumhead.
- GP Percussion GP55BK 5-Piece Junior Drum Set
The GP Percussion Junior Drum Set comes with hardware, cymbals, stands as well as a drum throne. This kit is made for an adolescent aged 4-8 who has an interest in playing the drums or is already showing a talent for playing. However, its cymbals are low quality and instructions aren’t detailed enough to speed up its setup.
- RockJam RJ103-BK 3-Piece Junior Drum Set
Although the RockJam Junior Drum Set doesn’t come with all the other parts that most drums have, it is a decent set for a smaller child to learn with. It features a 16-inch bass drum, a 10-inch snare drum and a 10-inch hanging tom drum. Parents of 3 -7 year old children can easily put this drum kit together in 30 minutes or less. Another bonus is that it makes a child feel like a professional drummer.
- Rise by Sawtooth Full Size Student Drum Set
The Rise Student Drum Set is specifically designed for teenagers or children who have outgrown their junior drum set. This drum set features a 22-inch bass drum, two tom-tom drums measuring 12 inches and 13 inches, as well as 16-inch floor tom. It is built for durability while delivering great sounding music.
- Gammon 5-Piece Junior Starter Drum Set
The Gammon 5-Piece Junior Starter Drum Kit is most likely one of the best drum sets for children. This drum set includes everything needed to start playing – cymbals, foot pedals, adjustable throne, and drum sticks – thus ensuring the proper learning for a child. This drum set, which is best for kids age 3-12, also comes in three different colors for variety and personal preference.