Percussion Play, the world’s leading outdoor instrument manufacturer, is excited to announce the installation of the first Baby Floor Piano in the United States. Percussion Play introduced the Baby Floor Piano and the Grand Floor Piano in August of this year.
High energy and engaging, these fully chromatic mechanical floor pianos are engineered to perform in all environments. With 13 to 25 notes, kids and adults alike will be able to compose their own music as they jump, run or dance along the notes.
Made of heavy-duty stainless-steel construction, these floor pianos are installed flush to the ground and work equally well in schools, parks, and other public spaces.
Park Hill Elementary First in the United States to Install New Piano
Park Hill Elementary in Derby, KS, has the distinction of being the first in the United States to install the Baby Floor Piano made by Percussion Play. The school, which serves kindergarten through 5th grade, created a music garden as part of a bond initiative to create an ADA accessible playground.
The Baby Floor Piano was one of nine outdoor musical instruments installed in the school’s new music garden.
Accessibility was a key consideration in the design of the school’s music garden. The goal was for any child – no matter his or her abilities or what mobility device may be used – to be able to get around and use all the instruments.
According to Sandy Rusher, Park Hill’s principal, “you might expect the piano to be touch sensitive, but the students have to jump and use physical movement to play music. It offers great exercise and a way to get children of all abilities engaged and active.”
Floor Pianos offer “Big” Fun
These interactive and engaging pianos allow “big” fun to be had outdoors in the park, playground or just about anywhere outdoors where families and friends get together to have fun. Players simply need to step on or wheel over the notes to produce some great sounds that can be played solo or with friends. The sonorous subsurface bells will create clear distinctive tones beneath one’s feet.
Musical instruments on the playground are a growing trend. Percussion Play’s outdoor musical instruments are durable, sustainable, and can be installed to cope with all extremes of weather making them ideal for parks, playgrounds, and other public spaces.
Robin Ashfield said, “To me, the most exciting thing is that outdoor musical instruments are truly inter-generational and all-inclusive, creating opportunities all over the world for kids and adults to play creatively together.”
The Power of Percussion Play
Percussion Play creates exciting, outdoor musical instruments for all ages and abilities to explore - bringing the joy of playing percussion to the great outdoors. Specifically designed for challenging outdoor environments including; playgrounds, parks, trails, schools, family attractions, hospitals & elder centers, the instruments are fully inclusive, accessible and enjoyed by all who encounter them.
Percussion Play is the world’s leading outdoor instrument manufacturer who has built their reputation on the excellence of their service and quality of their musical instruments installed in a variety of settings all over the world. They have over 200 representatives in over 60 countries.