The new era series step glockenspiel by Premier is a wonderful idea for teaching younger children about the differences in pitch. The fact that the bars are fitted in steps, ascending in order from lowest to highest, adds the extra visual element to help kids to grasp the basics.
The instrument itself consists of 8 notes, ranging from C76-C88 that are fitted onto a sturdy wooden stand. The stands leg, smoothly folds out and sits flush against the underside of the stand, creating a wedge. This keeps the instrument standing upright and prevents it collapsing whilst the instrument is being played. The tone produced is bright and resonant, and each note is tuned accurately, making this a great instrumetn to learn and teach with. It is also supplied with one pair of beaters.