About us

About us

André Adams, our founder, started repairing brass instruments in 1970. Music was his hobby, and engineering was his passion. After gaining experience as an instrument maker with various well-known firms throughout Europe, his unique background led to the emergence of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of percussion instruments.

For over our fourty years, the family business of Adams has continued to develop all facets of our instruments. Typical for a family business is their character, commitment, passion and informal atmosphere. Our relationship with musicians suits this perfectly and forms a vital part of our business.

Adams Musical Instruments continues to innovate and grow as the result of ongoing partnership with professional and amateur musicians, as well as cooperation with several universities. This coordination results in instruments that have been scientifically designed and musician tested. We call this the sound of quality. The commitment to excellence ensures that every instrument is able to support the demands of every player and composer in all areas of music making, creating a superior musical experience.

The fact that Adams enjoys a huge reputation worldwide cannot alone be attributed to hard work, and constant innovation. You, the client and player, have been part in this process too. After all, it is the individual wish of the customer that provides us with the inspiration to perfect our range of instruments and to continue to break new ground.

We sincerely hope to share our passion with you: Experience the Sound of Quality.

Frans Swinkels
Managing Director
André Adams,


  • Musikmesse 2018 11 - 14 April 2018 Visit us at the Frankfurt Music Fair 2018, Hall 8.0, Booth K 60


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  • Tom Freer Tom Freer is Assistant Principal Timpanist and Section Percussion with The Cleveland Orchestra since 1991.