The Schoenhut 12 Note Thumb Piano, from Schoenhut Piano Company, is an easily portable adaptation of a traditional African percussion instrument. Also called an Mbira, the tines are plucked with the end of the thumb, which can produce everything from one-note melodies to complex, overlapping sounds.
The thumb piano, which comes in three different colorful designs, weighs only 12 ounces, is the perfect size for little hands, and is a refreshing alternative to traditional musical instruments. It is easy to play, yet the quality and tone make it sound like a much more complicated instrument.
Music inspires young minds to create, listen and experiment. The Schoenhut 12 Note Thumb Piano makes a great gift for the child in your life. It also works great as a gift for a teacher's classroom or music room.