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A Busy Summer 2017 for Louson Drums

A Busy Summer 2017 for Louson Drums

Since we introduced our CajonTab with external snare in the spring of 2017, our company has been experiencing a surge in new interest!We started the summer season off at the Three Rivers Arts Festival as one of only two musical instrument entries. It was a long and hot 5 days but it was also a great time!  We were there from June 7 through June 11. We sent dozens of drums home with their new owners and felt like we had generated quite a buzz at the Festival!In addition to the crowds at the festival, we also had the privilege of...

Jul 25, 2017

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The Drumming for Jared Program in Boulder, Colorado: Drum lessons for indigent and low income children.

The Drumming for Jared Program in Boulder, Colorado: Drum lessons for indigent and low income children.

Louson Drums was attending a music therapist convention in Broomfield, Colorado this past March when we received a message through our Etsy Shop. A guy from Boulder told me what he was all about: getting drum lessons and education to poor and indigent kids who otherwise wouldn't have access. The charity, Drumming for Jared, provides weekly drum lessons free of charge to program participants, and even attempts to provide a free drum kit so the students can practice at home.I don't think he had any idea that we are a Pittsburgh company and we were at that moment just a few miles...

May 18, 2017

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CajonTab with Snare: Introducing an external floating snare mechanism for cajon.

CajonTab with Snare: Introducing an external floating snare mechanism for cajon.

I'm very happy right now.We've been working hard for months to narrow down our preferred snare mechanism for cajon drums and our CajonTabs. I'm so pleased to say, I think we finally have it!Our design is a little bit "outside the box", if you will. (pun very intended). Check out the floating snare: We settled on this design for a few reasons. To begin with, a cut snare design (which are most of the affordable cajon drums on the market) is very often a very buzzy and rattly affair. The loose snare ends tend to bend away from the tapa every...

Apr 13, 2017

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Louson Drums and Music Therapy

Louson Drums and Music Therapy

Our connection to Music Therapy as a company began in the summer of 2016, when a visitor to our booth at a local I Made It! market here in Pittsburgh suggested that we get in touch with some Music Therapists to introduce our products to them.Shortly after, I began researching Music Therapists in the local area and I found Michelle Muth, MT-BC and her website http://m3musictherapy.com. We met for coffee and talked about her profession and its need for portable and convenient percussion. Our drums happened to be a natural fit!She convinced me to look into attending the AMTA national convention...

Apr 07, 2017

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CajonTab demo by Kalani Das

CajonTab demo by Kalani Das

When we first met Kalani Das at the American Music Therapy Association's national convention in Sandusky, Ohio in November 2016, he was in a rush to borrow a shaker for a presentation he was giving. We were more than happy to oblige. Although I didn't know who he was at first, Janelle told us he was a pretty big deal in the world of percussion and music therapy. She tends to know what she's talking about.A few months based, and we reached out to Kalani. Our offer was pretty simple: check out our CajonTab on the house and tell us what...

Mar 28, 2017

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