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Benefits of Music Education
A musical education through the study of a instrument offers your child benefits that are more fulfilling than in any of the other educational experiences. What other study includes all of the following enrichments?

Music Provides Lifelong Enjoyment
Studying and playing a musical instrument, whether alone or in a group, offers the young person a lifelong enjoyment and appreciation of music. This might be attained through creating, performing, or eventually, educated listening. The pursuance of music, one of the Fine Arts, leads to deeper understanding and love for all things of beauty and creative expression, whether natural or man-made. This ability to better appreciate the aesthetic raises the joy of living and offers the person a foundation to become a happy, well- adjusted, and useful cooperative citizen.

Music Develops Mental and Physical Abilities
Performing on a musical instrument requires highly developed mental and physical disciplines. These requirements are present from the very beginning of the study and gradually develop as the student progresses. The artist performer in the symphony orchestra must have strict mental and physical controls. The performer, beginning or advanced, must read symbols on the music page and transfer them to the instrument, using finger, mouth and tongue controls to produce the desired results. The sound must then be played for the correct, notated duration at the precise moment. This is controlled in ensembles by the conductor, whom the performer must always see while at the same time watching the music. The sound must then be blended and balanced with all the other members of the musical organization. This formula for playing a single note in a band or orchestra indicates the amount of discipline demanded of the player. Nevertheless, children develop these skills amazingly fast. Other studies have shown that children who play a musical instrument do better on their Science and Math grades because it enhances their abstract reasoning skills needed for learning these subjects. It can kick-start learning, serve as an important cue in your child’s routine, and offer lifelong benefits.

Music Develops Cooperation
There are many personal responsibilities connected with being a member of a school band. It is necessary to be cooperative and to join in a combined effort to attain the goals of the director and the other members of the group. Being a participant in a group activity that has a worthwhile common goal is rewarding and more fun than working alone.

Music Improves Self-Expression
Children need opportunities for self-expression and creativeness. They require a “release” for their energies and inner thoughts. It is better that these necessary releases be obtained through music than other, often harmful, means. Possibilities for self- expression and creativeness through the playingof an instrument are endless.

Music Provides Unlimited Opportunities
One of today’s serious problems is lack of communication. Music provides unlimited opportunities for closer communication because it is truly a universal language. Have you ever stopped to think that a member of any school band could sit in a comparable group anywhere in the world and instantly be an important contributing member of the organization, even though that student could neither speak nor understand the spoken language? Even the printed terminology on the music sheet would be familiar. In how many other academic subjects would this be true?

Music Provides a Future
Instrumental music offers many vocational opportunities, especially in the teaching field. Professional performers are well paid, although the profession is limited mostly to the highly developed players. As an avocation or as a means for providing funds for advanced schooling, music offers numerous opportunities. Children need opportunities for self-expression and creativeness. They require a “release” for their energies and inner thoughts. It is better that these necessary releases be obtained through music than other, often harmful, means. Possibilities for self- expression and creativeness through the playing of an instrument are endless.

Music Is Fun
Above all, a musical experience for your child will provide pleasure for the child and the whole family. Concerts, parades, athletic events, trips, festivals, contests–all can be enjoyed by the entire family. An opportunity for increased family unity is worth pursuing. Give your child the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument so that your family may experience the many advantages that are offered.


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Outdoor Musical Instruments - Soundplay
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Outdoor Instruments - Metallophones
  Metallophone Bass G2-C4 Pentatonic ($3,834)
  Metallophone Bass G2-C4 Diatonic ($4,759)
  Metallophone Tenor C3-E4 Pentatonic ($3,084)
  Metallophone Tenor C3-E4 Diatonic ($3,820)
  Metallophone Tenor/Soprano C3-C5 Pentatonic ($4,111)
  Metallophone Soprano G3-C5 Pentatonic ($2,077)
  Metallophone Soprano G3-C5 Diatonic ($2,802)
  Metallophone Soprano G3-C5 Chromatic ($4,765)
A metallophone is any musical instrument consisting of tuned metal bars which are struck to make sound, usually with a mallet.
Metallophones have been used in music for hundreds of years. There are several different types used in Balinese and Javanese gamelan ensembles, including the gendér, gangsa and saron. These instruments have a single row of bars, tuned to the distinctive pelog or slendro scales, or a subset of them. The Western glockenspiel and vibraphone are also metallophones: they have two rows of bars, in an imitation of the piano keyboard, and are tuned to the chromatic scale.

Aluminum tone bars with PVC resonators and four mallets.

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Outdoor Instruments - Marimbas
  Marimba Tenor C3-E4 Pentatonic ($3,913)
  Marimba Tenor C3-E4 Diatonic ($4,831)
  Marimba Soprano G3-C5 Pentatonic ($3,257)
  Marimba Soprano G3-C5 Diatonic ($4,325)
A Marimba is a musical instrument, originating in Africa but popularized and modified in Central America, consisting of a set of graduated wooden bars, often with resonators beneath to reinforce the sound, struck with mallets.

Ipe' (Brazilian hardwood) tone bars with PVC resonators and four mallets.

Musical Notation Panels are available for this instrument. Please contact Outdoor Fun Store for more information.

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Outdoor Instruments - Amadindas
  Amadinda G4-C6 Pentatonic ($2,473)
  Amadinda G4-C6 Diatonic ($3,189)
  Amadinda G4-C6 Chromatic ($5,611)
A Xylophone with African roots, typically without resonators.

Ipe' (Brazilian hardwood) tone bars with four mallets. No resonators.

Musical Notation Panels are available for this instrument. Please contact Outdoor Fun Store for more information.

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Outdoor Musical Instruments - Soundplay click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Tongue Drums
  Single Drum ($293)
  Set of 2 Drums ($586)
  Set of 2 Drums on a Stand ($774)
  Set of 4 Drums ($1,173)
  Set of 4 Drums on a Stand ($1,676)
Box drums, ratio tuning (2:3, 3:4, 4:5, etc) Ipe' (Brazilian hardwood) tone producing surfaces with two pitches per drum.

A tongue drum is a hollow percussion instrument, usually of bamboo or wood, which is made more resonant through one or more slits in the instrument.
Most slit drums have three slits, cut into the shape of an "H". If, as is usual, the resultant tongues are different lengths or thicknesses, the drum will produce 2 different pitches.
The ends of a slit drum are closed so that the shell becomes the resonating chamber for the sound vibrations created when the tongues are struck, usually with a mallet. The resonating chamber increases the volume of the sound produced by the tongue and presents the sound through an open port. If the resonating chamber is the correct size for the pitch being produced by the tongue, which means it has the correct volume of airspace to complete 1 full sound wave for that particular pitch, the instrument will be more efficient and louder.

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Outdoor Musical Instruments - Soundplay click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Dragon Drums
  Dragon Drum; Painted and Sealed ($2,092)
Box drum sculpture, Ipe' (Brazilian hardwood) tone producing surface with four pitches per drum and two mallets.

A tongue drum is a hollow percussion instrument, usually of bamboo or wood, which is made more resonant through one or more slits in the instrument.
Most slit drums have three slits, cut into the shape of an "H". If, as is usual, the resultant tongues are different lengths or thicknesses, the drum will produce 2 different pitches.
The ends of a slit drum are closed so that the shell becomes the resonating chamber for the sound vibrations created when the tongues are struck, usually with a mallet. The resonating chamber increases the volume of the sound produced by the tongue and presents the sound through an open port. If the resonating chamber is the correct size for the pitch being produced by the tongue, which means it has the correct volume of airspace to complete 1 full sound wave for that particular pitch, the instrument will be more efficient and louder.

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Outdoor Musical Instruments - Soundplay click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Alligator Drums
  Alligator Drum; Stained and Sealed ($1,619)
  Alligator Drum; Painted and Sealed ($1,966)
Box drum sculpture, Ipe' (Brazilian hardwood) tone producing surface with four pitches per drum and two mallets.

A tongue drum is a hollow percussion instrument, usually of bamboo or wood, which is made more resonant through one or more slits in the instrument.
Most slit drums have three slits, cut into the shape of an "H". If, as is usual, the resultant tongues are different lengths or thicknesses, the drum will produce 2 different pitches.
The ends of a slit drum are closed so that the shell becomes the resonating chamber for the sound vibrations created when the tongues are struck, usually with a mallet. The resonating chamber increases the volume of the sound produced by the tongue and presents the sound through an open port. If the resonating chamber is the correct size for the pitch being produced by the tongue, which means it has the correct volume of airspace to complete 1 full sound wave for that particular pitch, the instrument will be more efficient and louder.

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Outdoor Musical Instruments - Soundplay click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Box Turtle Drums
  Box Turtle Drum; Stained and Sealed ($2,530)
  Box Turtle Drum; Painted and Sealed ($2,801)
Box drum sculpture, Ipe' (Brazilian hardwood) tone producing surface with four pitches per drum and two mallets.

A tongue drum is a hollow percussion instrument, usually of bamboo or wood, which is made more resonant through one or more slits in the instrument.
Most slit drums have three slits, cut into the shape of an "H". If, as is usual, the resultant tongues are different lengths or thicknesses, the drum will produce 2 different pitches.
The ends of a slit drum are closed so that the shell becomes the resonating chamber for the sound vibrations created when the tongues are struck, usually with a mallet. The resonating chamber increases the volume of the sound produced by the tongue and presents the sound through an open port. If the resonating chamber is the correct size for the pitch being produced by the tongue, which means it has the correct volume of airspace to complete 1 full sound wave for that particular pitch, the instrument will be more efficient and louder.

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Outdoor Musical Instruments - Soundplay click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Sea Turtle Drums
  Sea Turtle Drum; Stained and Sealed ($2,768)
  Sea Turtle Drum; Painted and Sealed ($3,038)
Box drum sculpture, Ipe' (Brazilian hardwood) tone producing surface with four pitches per drum and two mallets.

A tongue drum is a hollow percussion instrument, usually of bamboo or wood, which is made more resonant through one or more slits in the instrument.
Most slit drums have three slits, cut into the shape of an "H". If, as is usual, the resultant tongues are different lengths or thicknesses, the drum will produce 2 different pitches.
The ends of a slit drum are closed so that the shell becomes the resonating chamber for the sound vibrations created when the tongues are struck, usually with a mallet. The resonating chamber increases the volume of the sound produced by the tongue and presents the sound through an open port. If the resonating chamber is the correct size for the pitch being produced by the tongue, which means it has the correct volume of airspace to complete 1 full sound wave for that particular pitch, the instrument will be more efficient and louder.

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Outdoor Musical Instruments - Soundplay click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Kalimba
  Kalimba ($1,574)
A giant tumb piano, 6 pitches, pentatonic

Kalimba is an instrument in the percussion family. It is a modernized version of the African mbira. It is a sound box with metal keys attached to the top to give the different notes. Also known as the African Thumb Piano.
The kalimba is a musical instrument from Africa. Several reeds or tines are plucked with the thumb or fingers, and the reed vibrations are amplified by a hollow box resonator or a sounding board. The kalimba is a member of the Lamellophone family of musical instruments.
The first kalimba to be exported commercially out of Africa was the Hugh Tracey Kalimba. After years of study of African music and dozens of prototype instruments, Hugh Tracey's company African Musical Instruments began manufacturing kalimbas, a western version of the mbira, in the late 1950s. The name kalimba is a Bantu word which means "little music", and is similar to the word karimba, a type of mbira.
While kalimba initially meant the Hugh Tracey kalimba, the name kalimba is now a generic name and can describe any non-traditional thumb piano, or can even be used generically for the traditional lamellophones of Africa (ie, the mbira, karimba, sansa, etc).

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Outdoor Musical Instruments - Soundplay click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Rain Wheel
  Rain Wheel ($455)
  Rain Wheel Stand ($238)
Based on the rain stick tube rattle of the Americas. 22 inch diameter wheel. Blue, other colors area available upon request.

A rainstick is a long, hollow tube which is filled with small baubles such as beads or beans and has small pins arranged helically on its inside surface. When the stick is upended, the beads fall to the other end of the tube, making a sound reminiscent of a rainstorm as they bounce off the pins. The rainstick is generally used to create atmospheric sound effects or as a percussion instrument.

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Outdoor Musical Instruments - Soundplay click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Palm Pipe Drums
  Palm Pipe Drums; Pentatonic ($1,131)
  Palm Pipe Drums; Diatonic ($1,478)
Dome Top PVC pipes in a stand, played with the palm of the hand. Optional Musical Notation Panel Shown In Picture.

Musical Notation Panels are available for this instrument. Please contact Outdoor Fun Store for more information.

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Outdoor Musical Instruments - Soundplay click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Preschool Music Station
  Preschool Music Station ($3,713)
Our four most popular instruments configured for harmonius play and for great sound too! This set includes a Marimba, a mettaliphone, 2 tongue drums, and a rainwheel. we specifically designed this combination of instruments to help with the problem of children sharing a single instrument. Even if we have four mallets on an instrument, some very young children just can’t let anyone else play “their” instrument. Having at least four possibilities for others helps the situation. The marimba plays one octave higher than the metallophone, both with pentatonic scales (G, A, C, D, E, G, A, C). It is 36” h. x 59” l. x 34” w.

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What Materials Are Used in the Instruments?

"Trex" brand wood/polymer lumber, child safe pressure treated lumber, “Ipe’” (a sustainably harvested Brazilian hardwood), galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum, PVC pipe and fittings.

The front and back of instruments with PVC resonators are enclosed with "Aquamesh", a PVC coated welded wire screen. Mallets are made from UV rated polyurethane rod, strung on vinyl coated cable and attached to instruments that need them.

We include maintenance and installation instructions in the installation hardware packets for every order.



Please Note: Lead times range from 4-10 weeks depending on season. Please bear in mind, these are not just playground equipment, they are musical instruments designed for the rugged requirements of a playground.


Outdoor Musical Instruments click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Glass Imbarimba
AN02PC18530 ($3,959)
  • Ages: 0-5
  • Accommodates: 2-3
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • This unique musical design combines the elements of two classic African instruments: the marimba (a resonated xylophone) and the kalimba (a thumb piano). These notes are arranged in the layout of the kalimba with long bars in the middle and short bars on the ends. This allows both hands equal access to the upper and lower notes.


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Outdoor Musical Instruments click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - The Swirl
AN02PC18531 ($4,949)
  • Ages: 0-5
  • Accommodates: 2-3
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • The Swirl is made of twenty-six resonated anodized aluminum chimes in the key of C major and A minor, tuned to the pentatonic scale. The Swirl incorporates individual resonators for each chime, giving a vibrant tone. The instrument can be wall mounted. Chime tubes are brass and chrome plated steel. The chimes are five feet high by five feet wide.


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Outdoor Musical Instruments click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Contrabass Chimes
AN02PC18532 ($4,949)
  • Ages: 0-5
  • Accommodates: 2-3
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Stunning in both their towering appearance and low resonant sound, these seven chimes are pitched one octave below middle C. The chimes range in height from seven to nine feet. They are made of four inch diameter heavy duty anodized aluminum tube and can be installed in a horseshoe shape to enable the player to experience a surround sound effect.


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Outdoor Musical Instruments click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Manta Ray
AN02PC18533 ($3,959)
  • Ages: 0-5
  • Accommodates: 2-3
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • The Manta Ray is an elegant anodized aluminum metallophone with a non-rusting steel frame. The individual chime tubes are suspended by nylon coated stainless steel cable. The same scale is mirrored to the right and left sides. The range is two octaves and a fifth, the scale is C major. Playing this instrument is a delight.


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Outdoor Musical Instruments click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Pegasus
AN02PC18534 ($2,969)
  • Ages: 0-5
  • Accommodates: 2-3
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Many metallophones have been used in music for hundreds of years. There are several different types used in gamelan ensembles. The Pegasus is a hefty metallophone made with twenty-three resonated aluminum bars in the key of C major and A minor. The instrument can be wall mounted or set on a sturdy stand.


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Outdoor Musical Instruments click for larger image< Outdoor Instruments - Tuned Drums
AN02PC18535 ($2,474)
  • Ages: 0-5
  • Accommodates: 5-10
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • These five Tuned (hand) Drums are made with replaceable plastic heads ranging from seven inches to fifteen inches in diameter. The drums can be ordered in standard or preschool heights to suit your needs. The bases of the drums can be permanently installed directly into the ground in your choice of arrangement. The drums can be painted in any combination of colors. The Tuned Drums are ideal for several children to play at the same time. Dimensions: 56" x 16".


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