Thousands of organizations have come to us wanting our help to bring music and harmony to their parks and playgrounds, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, museums and family-attractions, and many other different settings.
We strongly believe in extending play beyond the traditional, making play inclusive and the positivity of multi-generational interaction. Music has great power for bringing people together and including musical instruments in a park, playground or trail makes music-making irresistible for people of all cultures, ages, and abilities.
Read their reviews of Percussion Play to learn how great outdoor musical instruments have enhanced their outside spaces.
Care Worker - Aars Elder Centre Aars, Denmark
One of our dementia residents has difficulty lifting one arm. When he first starts to play the outdoor xylophone he can barely lift his arm, yet before long he starts to lift it higher and higher, the effect can be seen after just a few minutes!”Case Study
Director - Future Homes Development UK
Our lovely courtyard lacked anything that was sculptural, create curiosity and encourage activity. Now we have the musical instruments which do all three! They are used extensively by passers-by as it is impossible to walk past them and not have a go. A very good investment.Case Study
Elder Centre Manager Barchester Care Home
One of the residents here has already said that when his grandson visits he has now got somewhere to take him and they can enjoy making music together. The amount of pleasure they bring cannot be underestimated.Case Study
Deb Winn - Program Coordinator Children's Healing Center Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
We are so pleased with the instruments. Our neighbors have commented how glorious it is to hear the children outside playing them.Case Study
Sara Griffith - American School of Milan Milan, Italy
Our students adore them and have been playing with them at recess every day! Low notes are the way to go, as the sound carries well.Case Study
Laura H. Lieneck, LLA Senior Landscape Architect New Jersey, USA
Our newly installed Tubular Bells look and sound beautiful! They have a mellow, long-lasting, layered sound that is peaceful and soothing. We placed them as a sculptural accent piece, for park visitors—of all ages, to discover on their own. Clients of all physical abilities can surround themselves in sound and vibration by standing or sitting at the center of the chimes. Robin Ashfield and his staff of designers and creators are excited about the work they do, and were eager to share their knowledge of the instruments and make recommendations. The chimes arrived on schedule, in good condition. I look forward to more purchases from Percussion Play.Case Study