The Kinder Lyre/Pentatonic Lyre was created over 20 years ago by Raphael Weisman, founder of Harps of Lorien. He gave it the name Kinder Lyre to distinguish it from the folk harp. 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.
The Kinder Lyre is hand-crafted and made in the USA of carefully chosen planks of domestic Cherry wood. It comes with a case, tuning key, songbook, and stringing information. 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.