Therapeutic, Sensory Musical Sculptures

Learn

Explore and discover new musical abilities as you immediately start creating your own original music

Play

Every Timberharp is fitted with a selection of instruments to choose from. The notes are arranged in the ancient Pentatonic scale, which always harmonies no matter how it's played

Relax

Feel calm and energised as you enjoy the smooth warmth of the natural wood and the gentle sounds created as you run your hands over the surface

How Does It Work?

Rechargeable

Simly plug it in to a USB charger

(your phone charger should do) and enjoy 3-4 days of cordless play

Touchable

Timberharps respond instantly to the gentlest of touches. Our sophisticated processor translates your movement into music which is played through the on-board speakers

Adjustable

Choose one of the installed sound modes, change the volume and adjust the echo for an endless variety of experiences

Accessible to All

We've worked hard to make sure our Timberharps are accessible to as many people as possible. They are tactile and intuitive, non-synthetic musical instruments that promote learning through natural materials, music and exploration.

They are ideal for children and adults with complex physical or learning needs, spanning all ages. The Timberharp fits easily alongside existing therapeutic methods such as storytelling, relaxation and occupational therapy.

As a therapeutic tool it will promote emotional relaxation which can help children suffering with trauma and those with complex emotional, social or learning needs such as anxiety, depression and mood disorders.

It does not require sophisticated motor skills and encourages mobility and rotational joint movement. It is helping those with dementia as current research is revealing that music activates the part of the brain associated with memory.

Made from carefully selected materials, contact with the natural, non-synthetic smooth wooden surface of the Timberharp promotes relaxation and provides a tactile, audible backdrop for relaxation and meditation.

The 12 music modes produce Pentatonic sounds which form the basis of much ancient and tribal music, so evoking a deep sense of connectivity with the past. As Pentatonic notes always harmonise, Timberharp music always sounds appealing.

Requiring no formal training, the Timberharp is robust, portable and can be passed round a class or group, taken outside and easily recharged. Everyone from the very young to the very old can use and enjoy it.

How Are They Made?

Craftsmen

Each Timberharp is built from start to finish by a single craftsman. From sourcing the materials to fitting the electronics, this lineage ensures maximum attention to quality and performance

Sustainability

We are a small business and source from other local enterprises wherever we can. All our timber is from FSC Certified suppliers and we are proudly aiming for a 100% sustainable energy workshop by mid-2020

Robustness

Designed by professionals in childcare, therapy, healthcare and education, Timberharps are built to last. They are light enough to sit comfortably on a lap, and strong enough to survive everyday bumps

Customised For You

Hand-Coloured Dye Process

We can colour your Timberharp almost any shade you like using high quality water-based wood dyes that are certified non-toxic and Child Safe. Although we can't match exact colours, primaries and secondaries look great. Get in touch if you're interested.

Previous Happy Customers

"The Timberharp is a great therapeutic tool for engaging with people with dementia. It not only creates beautiful sounds, it also calms and soothes, creating a safe space for interaction and expression."

Janice Bond - Occupational Therapist, Clinical Specialist - Acute Dementia and Later Life, West Sussex NHS

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