Reply To: Mallets
What grade are we talking? If junior high, don’t go crazy with the amount of mallets you have. I’d have for each instrument: 1 soft, one medium. Add the hard if you have the extra cash…in my opinion, I don’t want our JH mallets on hard mallets…creates alot of clutter at that age.
Broken mallets? Don’t provide them with mallets. Start your beginners with purchasing their own mallets from day one. Other kids have to buy a saxophone, why can’t they by mallets? Providing them with xylophone/marimba mallets shouldn’t be an option.