Testimonials

Thousands of organisations 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 a 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 ability.

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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Olly Lowery - Registered Music Therapist Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre Starship Childrens Hospital - Auckland New Zealand

I have found the Percussion Play xylophone and drums to be great instruments for use in music therapy at starship children’s hospital. They are durable and weatherproof which means I have been able to use them both inside and outside, and they are easy to wipe down. The pentatonic xylophone has a lovely tone and allows the children to engage in shared music-making without playing any ‘wrong notes’.

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Barbara Cotton - Executive Director, Cape Cod Children’s Museum Mashpee, Massachusetts

Everything was packed and shipped perfectly! Can’t wait to share the reception. Thank you for all you have done! Truly beautiful!

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Barbara Cotton - Executive Director, Cape Cod Children’s Museum Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA

It was like Christmas here the other day as we excitedly tore open boxes. Tape and shredded cardboard flew askew! Could you hear the “oohs” and “aahs” across the pond? The Sonora came out amazing. It’s stunning! We are finishing up the prep work and hope to have it installed by the end of next week! I promise to send pictures!

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Kokanee Chalets Crawford Bay, British Columbia, Canada

All of a sudden the most beautiful music drifted over on the wind! The kids who live and visit Crawford Bay are so lucky. The Enchanted Playgarden in Crawford Bay Park is fun for kids and adults alike. The musical section of this playground was created by Percussion Play and gives anyone the chance to play some very intuitive instruments that are easy to make sound great. Bring the kids and try them yourselves too! Playing music is not only fun, but one of the few activities that uses your whole brain.

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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.

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