The Dorchester music room is equipped with a set of Orff barred instruments. Most of these instruments were originally a gift of the wonderful Woodcliff Lake Educational Foundation. Many students are fond of these instruments. These instruments are all imported from Germany, and are considered to be the "Mercedes Benz" of Orff instruments!
Students and parents often ask me where they might purchase an (Orff) glockenspiel to play at home. (The children know that the most affordable Orff instruments are the glockenspiels.)
I recommend that parents wishing to purchase an Orff glockenspiel (as a gift for a birthday, Chanukah or Christmas) should go to the following website, and click on the menu tab for Orff Instruments. Once you are on that page, click on glockenspiels. The Sonor brand is more affordable than is the Studio 49 brand that we have in the classroom. In order to save on shipping charges, parents could place their orders together and ship to one address.
PLEASE NOTE: CHILDREN ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PURCHASE GLOCKENSPIELS. I AM ONLY PROVIDING THIS INFORMATION TO YOU BECAUSE SO MANY CHILDREN HAVE TOLD ME, OVER THE YEARS, THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE AN ORFF GLOCKENSPIEL AS A PRESENT FROM THEIR PARENTS AND THAT THEIR PARENTS HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO FIND ONE!