The questions that pervade a parent when their children ask to learn to play an instrument are many. But there are even more if this tool is the battery.

For a thousand reasons, for the noise, for the bulk, for the enormous quantity of pieces, for the complexity, for the daily exercise but above all for the jungle in which they find themselves when they have to buy one for their young.

Getting a battery in the house is challenging

If you’re here, you’re probably convinced that choosing a battery for your kids is the right choice. If this is not yet the case, I invite you to read our other articles on the subject and learn more about the benefits of learning this fantastic tool.

For the moment, therefore, I focus on choosing the instrument and I assume that you have already made all the necessary considerations, but you are looking for advice, an opinion, a list of different models and their differences.

You’re in the right place. Let’s begin:


The first question is. Change everything, change the material, change how they sound, change the setting and above all change the price.


The toy batteries are not properly batteries for children, but they are made of cheap materials drums (often of pressed cardboard or plastic) and positioned so that even younger children can easily hit them.

They have no mechanical parts but very fragile pieces of plastic. The skins do not match and the plates are round metal pieces. Ultimately they don’t sound but make noise.

But I do not say this in a critical sense, it is fine for a small child, it would be a waste to use more efficient materials and technologies.