The kalimba is an African musical instrument consisting of a wooden board with attached staggered metal tines, playing by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. The kalimba is classified as part of the†lamellaphone family, and part of the†idiophone†family of musical instruments. The instrument is perfect for any age range as itís easy to use and learn. Itís beautiful solid wood body creates comforting warm tones. With itís compact size and simplicity, itís an instrument that will cultivate anyoneís musical talent. Lightweight and portable so you can make music anywhere. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. As you play you can uncover and cover the vibrato holes as you like to create personalized tones. Features 10 note-printed diatonic keys ranging from C4-E5.