Testimonials

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.

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Anna Moore - NZ Registered Music Therapist Nelson, Marlborough & Tasman, New Zealand

Recently Pollard Park in Blenheim has had some brand new percussion instruments, courtesy of Percussion Play, installed in the new playground. The drums, vibraphone and tonal chimes have been met with massive excitement from the whole community. People are going to the park now specifically to check out these instruments! Not only are they colourful and accessible height-wise for children, the quality of the instruments is outstanding, meaning they make a fantastic sound. This robustness means they will stand the test of time and be able to handle being in the outdoors for many years to come. Thank you so much on behalf of the Blenheim community - the percussion instruments have been a roaring success! '

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Hastings Kindergarten Teacher Hastings, Nebraska, USA

As a long time Early Childhood educator and lover of any and everything musical, our recently installed musical playground equipment is such an asset not only for our students but our staff and our community. Music whether vocal or instrumental, is such a universal and integral part of brain development, culture, emotional regulation, and daily life. With the addition of our wonderful outdoor musical playground, our students can now 'make their own kind of music' using emotions, whole body movement, tapping, clapping, dancing, rhythm, and repetition along with the use of cooperating skills. Simply put...music brings joy. We want to thank you for the opportunity to bring JOY to our students, staff and community

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Hastings Music Teacher Hastings, Nebraska, USA

Current fine arts/music education standards in the United States are generally based on the actions of "Create, Perform, Respond, and Connect." As part of the standards, one goal of music education programs is for students to be able to "generate/conceptualize, organize/develop, and refine/complete artistic ideas and work." Not only should students be able to meet these goals INSIDE the school building, by having a space and trained music specialist dedicated to music education, but community members of school-age and beyond should have opportunities to create music OUTSIDE of the school environment as well. This MUSICAL playground equipment offers the unique opportunity for ALL citizens, age 2 to 102, to be able to experiment with sound and sound combinations, and create their own music! Users can create and play alone, or through collaboration with others. This outlet for creativity provides unique benefits not attained in other areas of daily life, and leads to connectedness and well-being that benefit all of us!

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Mike Howie - Hastings Kiwanis Hastings, Nebraska, USA

When we were researching outdoor musical playgrounds we narrowed choices to present to elementary music teachers to Percussion Play and one other company. We wanted to give the teachers a choice so they would have input on the process. Once the teachers saw the images and watched videos of each option they overwhelmingly selected Percussion Play, which we were happy about because it was our first choice, too. We preferred Percussion Play because the instruments look -- and sound -- like real musical instruments. Some of the other options looked like more like a regular playground equipment or toys and did not have the same quality sound. Once the instruments arrived, we were so impressed by how they looked and sounded. It really made everyone very happy we chose Percussion Play.

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Mike Howie - Hastings Kiwanis Hastings, Nebraska, USA

I had played on outdoor musical instruments before, and thought it would be wonderful project for our community. It's a great way for children to be creative in different ways while outside playing. Plus, musical playgrounds are enjoyable for all ages, so by putting eight musical playgrounds all over our community, we thought it would be a great way to reach parents and grandparents, too.

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Fourth Grade Teacher (and parent of 2nd graders) Hastings, Nebraska, USA

I believe the musical playground is giving kids an opportunity to express their emotions through music by creatively maneuvering amongst the instruments to produce their own wonderful melodies. My kids personally have loved it because their imaginations take over when they are out there and they are able to experiment with the variety of instruments and sounds that each one makes.

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