Kinder Lyre Kit

Kinder Lyre/Pentatonic Lyre Kit


14 days

Minimum quantity for "Kinder Lyre Kit" is 1.

Kinder Lyre Kit You can make your own Kinder Lyre/Pentatonic Lyre from our kits. The kit comes with full instructions, materials (except finish), hardware, tuning key and songbook.
Harps Of Lorien
Questa, NM


You can make your own Kinder Lyre/Pentatonic Lyre from our kits.  This delicately sculpted instrument was originally designed for the younger age group, however, we have discovered it is played and enjoyed by all ages.  The Kinder Lyre, is designed to be fun and easy to play.  Because the notes of the Pentatonic scale all harmonize with one another, there are no wrong notes!  The notes of the scale are D E G A B, with the upper strings repeating the notes at a higher octave.  Rudolf Steiner advocated the use of this scale for use with children to evoke the "mood of the fifth" and the Kinder Lyre is used extensively in Waldorf Schools and by homeschooling parents with their children.  Also a great summer project!

The Cherry wood blank is shaped and pre-drilled ready for sanding. You finish sanding it, put on your finish of choice and fit the tuning pins, bridge and strings.  No woodworking skills are needed.  The kit comes with full instructions, materials, hardware, tuning key and songbook.   The songs in the songbook are all well known and familiar folksongs that provide a wonderful foundation for making music with your child. It also teaches you how to read the music if you wish to learn.

Harps of Lorien policies:

Your satisfaction is important to us.  If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, please return it in good condition within 14 days to receive a full refund of the purchase price.

Any product(s) returned must be carefully packed by the customer to insure that no damage occurs.  Please include a copy of the invoice.  Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer.

Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for one year from date of purchase.  This warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, improper care, negligence, and normal wear and tear. 

Company Info

Harps of Lorien is a small cottage industry located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains of Northern New Mexico. The magnificent sunsets, the wooded mountain slopes, and the natural beauty of the environment form an inspiring, creative backdrop for the making of harps and other musical instruments, and a vision of peace and community. The name Lorien was inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, and is the home of the elves.

Raphael Weisman, the founder, has been making harps and Kinder Lyres, etc., and providing excellent service to Waldorf Schools, families, harpists, and harp therapists, for over 30 years.In 2011 he handed over the manufacture and management of the company to Terry and Michael Chastain, who are happy to continue the tradition of quality hand made instruments for healing and for the family.

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