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From beginner to expert, we can help you with all your drum needs.

Visit our Products page to shop online for Drums and Percussion accessories.

Contact us to try our drums in person, or get expert advice on percussion instruments and drum repair services.


Why Choose Drumming?

Hand_Drum_1With so much busy-ness why do we think you need to add drumming to your life.

It’s precisely because life is so busy that we think drumming is right for you.

  • arrow-bullittDrumming is great for your health. It feels good for your mind, body, and soul.

  • arrow-bullittDrumming builds community. Drumming with others strengthens relationships.

  • arrow-bullittDrumming is therapy – both art therapy and music therapy have used hand drums to deliver significant health benefits.

  • arrow-bullittThe primal sounds of hand drums, like the West African djembe, have helped people throughout the world connect with themselves and their community.

Made in Canada Drums and Percussion Instruments

Phil_Workshop_router_1024We are a family of artisan drum builders, based in Sutton West (Georgina), Ontario, Canada. In addition to crafting our own percussion instruments, we import fine drums from all over the world with a special focus on Africa. We source high quality world percussion instruments and strive to maintain an ethical and environmentally responsible supply chain.

Whether you’re looking for your first djembe, a custom drum, or a percussion package for your music department, we have the expertise in drums and world percussion you need. If you already have a hand drum or drum kit that needs refurbishing or repair, we can help you with that as well.

If you need help, simply fill out our contact form, or give us a call, and a Shaw family member will help you choose the drum or percussion instrument that is perfect for you.


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 Happy Customers

I have been playing the green 14” bodhran for several weeks and wow, it’s a dream…

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Gerard YunAssistant Professor, Community Music, Faculty of Music Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario 
Thank You for allowing me to sample a number of the drums that you had, and when it came down to two or three that I liked, I appreciated how …

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Kate-Lynn GrayToronto, ON
Hi guys, just wanted to say I was very impressed that I felt at home the moment I entered the showroom and was never rushed or … 

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Kevin Galley16 Inch Shaw Percussion Owner – Cambridge, ON
My Special frame drum has arrived today and OMG, I just love her. She is easy to handle and to play in the sitting position. I totally enjoy and love …

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Danie BérubéMoncton, NB
Best sounding bodhran I’ve ever heard. This masterpiece plays like a dream. Also the craftsman is a great fella to meet. Keep up the legacy!!
Richard Ellis16 Inch Shaw Percussion Bodhran Owner, Trenton ON
I’m a drum kit player and I had never played a cajon before but after I started playing the Shaw Percussion cajon, I never looked back…

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John RavedaThe Weafer Brothers Band, Mount Albert Ontario
Just wanted to say thanks so much for making my dununba well again. It sounds amazing especially with your custom dundun sticks! Stay Blessed
Mike SlocombeBaro Dununba, Toronto Ontario
I thought I’d never play my marimba again but after you repaired the keys and paid such close attention to my wishes, it sounds better than ever!…

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Waleed AbdulhamidMulti-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, film maker, Toronto Ontario
As a Drum Circle Facilitator, I often have large workshops of up to 200 people and I wouldn’t be able to accommodate such a large group…

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Terri SegalRhythmic by Nature
The gathering drum is absolutely beautiful. Phil did an amazing job. The students and staff are in awe of its sound. Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Camille PrincePrimary/Junior Teacher Whitby Shores Public School