The best junior drum sets aren’t just drums – they’re the drums responsible for igniting that musical spark in a young child.
Just think, if Josh Dun (lead drummer of Twenty One Pilots), Roger Taylor (head drummer of Queen) or any other famous drummers hadn’t got into drumming from a young age, chances are they probably wouldn’t be where they are today… performing in-front of millions. Point being – your kids drum set is HIGHLY important & could (if picked wisely) determine their career path & success in later life!!
An overwhelming thought we know… but one you’d be a fool to try & sidestep. Especially when you consider that today, you can get your kids drumming literally from the point they begin to walk; there’s kids drum sets for all age groups, right from toddler age all the way up to double figures. So really, to narrow all these kids drum sets down to just 1, is a monumental task, particularly if you’ve never played a note of Hi-Hat or Snare in your life.
Most likely the reason you’re reading this blog. Either that or you’re just slightly ‘on the fence’ about which drum set to buy. Question is then, how much should you spend on your first drum set? What age is a junior drum kit for? & are they even worth it?
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The best junior drum sets @ a glance…
10 of the best junior drum sets for sale
When shopping for a kids drum set, it’s important to understand your priorities & (most importantly) your expectations.
Let’s just say that kids drum sets are cheaper for a reason. We like to think of them as the Mercedes A-Class of drums; they’re the bare essentials, but nothing too fancy. So while kids drum sets do allow drummers to produce some pretty great sounds + work wonders for learning, there’s always going to be more scope with a full-size kit. Something that keen young drummers would wise to upgrade to later on.
But with that being said, kids drum sets do pack a punch if you choose wisely. Thankfully though, to help you do just that, we’ve compiled our rundown of the best junior drums sets for sale today…
Drum sets for juniors aged 5+
Got a kid aged 5 or above? These are the drum sets we’d recommend you getting into. Yes, some may be rated as 9+ BUT if you ask us, there’s no better learning curve that falling straight into the deep end. Plus, these kits are far more serious than those you’d buy for toddler, so if your child’s 4 (maybe even 3) & has a lot of energy, then we’d say something like this would be a better long-term investment.
1: Mendini By Cecilio starter kids drum set
2: Alesis Nitro Mesh electric drum set (incl. 40 kits/ 385 sounds!)
3: Eastar 3-piece kids drum set
4: CB Sky 13 inch 5-piece junior drum set
5: Alesis CompactKit 4 tabletop electric drum kit
Drum sets for toddlers (4 year olds & under)
If you’re child’s still in their first couple of years on planet earth, then one of the kits above may be a bit ‘serious’. Remember: to encourage kids to play with instruments in their early years, you’d be best to get something that blends in to their current array of brightly coloured toys. Exactly why if we were shopping for a child under the age of 4, we’d be looking more at toy drum sets like these…
6: Hey! Play! junior drum set for toddlers
7: Docam 10-piece drum set (for 3/4/5 year olds)
8: Prextex electric toy drum set for kids (incl. working mic!)
9: Paxcess roll-up electronic drum kit (incl. built-in speaker/ coloured lights)
10: PerKidern kids drum set (for toddlers aged 1-3)
Enjoy this junior drum set review & eager for more? Dive into our other articles on Percussion Instruments, as well as tap into our know-how about all Musical Instruments. Recently, we also did a rundown of the Most Popular Guitars For Kids + another on the Best Trumpet For Kids, which may also be a good read.
Or if you’ve still trying to decide which junior drum set is best for your little one, keep reading & we’ll answer more of your burning questions…