DIY Yarn Wrapped Mallets

In this post I am showing you how to wrap mallets with yarn. These mallets can be used with wooden slit drums or with a Marimba. I need a lot of mallets for my work as a music therapist, and that’s the reason I decided to make a lot of different mallets myself. It saved me a lot of money!

It is a precise work to wrap the mallets in a way that the yarn is distributed evenly. With some tips and tricks it is a lot easier and if you know how to do it, you will see yourself making them yourself instead of buying them!

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DIY Mallets

This is a blog about how to make your own mallets. As a music therapist I need a lot of mallets. And a lot of different types of mallets. So I decided to make a bunch of them myself. In this first post I will show you how I made the rubber and wooden mallets, in a next post I will show you how to make a mallet which is winded with yarn, like a mallet which will be used on a marimba or wooden slit-drum.

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Music Therapy: on the road, my dutch way

I work as an independent, self employed Music Therapist. I am working in different places and with different groups of people. Like people with multiple disabilities, elderly people, children and people with acquired brain injury.

As I am on my way to the clients, I am traveling by bike.
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Magnetic pencil

 

Magnetic Pencil

This is a blogpost about how to make your own magnetic pencil.

The pencil I use for music is always magnetic adhered to the music stand. When the stand is folded I put the pencil on the inner side, to ensure that it doesn’t get caught in other equipment.
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Music Therapy and different guitars

Multiple Instruments

Being a music therapist, I love using a lot of different musical instruments. Buying and having a lot of instruments can be very expensive. That’s why I love going to garage-sales, thrift-shops, flea markets and so on to buy my instruments.

This way I have already gotten quite a nice collection of old, modern, strange and interesting instruments.

I love to let the clients play the “unknown” and “strange” instruments. With the not so expensive instruments I don’t have to be afraid for damage. And I am very careful with the more expensive instruments.

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