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Kalimba Thumb Piano is a traditional African instrument that has a delightful sound and is easy to play, even for non-musicians. Made in the USA of cherry and solid birch. $34.95

from Laughing Kids Learn

Wind Pipe Instrument

Straw Wind Pipe Instrument - easy project for learning about sound

Here's a fun way for kids to learn about music from different cultures. The thumb piano is a popular instrument throughout Africa. Experiment with the sound made by having the pins at different distances apart. Paint it your favorite colors and get playing! Check out all of Zylie's fun crafts and activities at

from PreKinders

Can You Make Music with Water

Can you make a Sound with Water?

Recycled Kalimba The kalimba also known as finger piano, is one of the most characteristics instruments of African music. Traditionally it is made of a pumpkin resonance box covered with a fine layer of wood which contains metallic keys, usually recycled ones. This one is a more peculiar kalimba. It is made using a sardine can. Diameter 10cm. Not recommended for under 3.

from BuzzFeed

12 Sweet DIY Instruments For Cash-Strapped Musicians

Use old floppy disks to make this cool-sounding percussive instrument.

from The Imagination Tree

DIY: Rain Stick

musical instruments for kids to make | ... musical instrument for young children that sounds just like falling

"The Secret of my Success - Bart Hopkin" | Child's Play Music. A blog review of 3 fantastic books that will teach you everything you need to know about making musical instruments from junk, recycled and simple materials. Not toys: these are instruments that WORK, sound fabulous, won't cost a fortune and are incredibly easy to make. Bart Hopkin's books are essential reading for anyone working with young children.

An innovative business that uses natural and recycled materials to create imaginative and appealing products. The Kalimba is also known as the finger piano, mbira, sansa or malimba and is a characteristic instrument of African music.

FREE download!!! Major Key Chord Chart ♫ A very handy reference for all musicians! This chart shows the chords for all the major key signatures. ♫ Give this handy chart to your students as a reference sheet, use as a resource when teaching major keys and chords or print off, laminate and post on your music room wall!

The kalimba is an African musical instrument, a type of plucked idiophone (lamellophone) common throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

Music Sales - Absolute Beginners - Irish Tenor Banjo (Book/Online Audio)

Picture of an Appalachia Man playing his Fiddle. Fiddle is a instrument used on appalachia music. It is very similar to a violin the main difference is the way that the musician plays it. It is a strong symbol of the appalachian music and culture.

from Homegrown Friends

Children's Books That Promote Dramatic Play

10 Books that Promote Dramatic Play (Homegrown Friends)

from Kara Carrero

Homemade Musical Instruments

10 Homemade Musical Instrument Ideas |