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About Sonor Orff Education
Percussion Instruments for Musical Education, Music Therapy, Leisure Time & Family
For more than fifty years Sonor is committed to active support of this fields. Early on, Sonor built xylophones, glockenspiels, timpani, cymbals and small percussion instruments.
A new era started when in 1953 the Orff instrument range was officially introduced. In close cooperation with leading music educators and therapists the Link family has done pioneer work. Together with Hans Bergese, a former student of Carl Orff, an innovative and progressive range of instruments was developed. It was an important contribution to early music education. New concepts in teaching music have since found their way into schools, kindergarten, and therapy. Sonor instruments have helped bring music closer to people all over the world.
Many successful educational concepts and product innovations were created as a result of that cooperation. For instance the Sonor range of Palisono xylophones, with their unique fibre bars which do not change their pitch even under changes of temperature or humidity.
The introduction of chime bars was another benchmark. Their modular construction with identical dimension of tone bar and resonator box allows for an optimum in playing setup and individual arrangement. In music therapy and speech therapy Sonor chime bars have helped therapists pioneer new ways of interaction with handicapped patients and activate hearing potentials through so called contact vibrations. The system of offering basic instrument elements for ideal individual combination has successfully been applied to an entire range of metallophones, glockenspiels and xylophones.