Educators & Schools
Handchimes are fast becoming an important component of educational programs across the world, both in the instruction of music and in music therapy programs. Music teachers often choose handchimes as well as handbells to assist in teaching students to read, play and perform music. These instruments are a good choice because students do not require prior musical training or extensive instruction to be part of an ensemble. Teachers also choose them because they provide a unique opportunity for students to develop team skills, since performing handchime music requires cooperation, collaboration and communication among members.
Music teachers often choose handchimes as well as handbells to assist in teaching students to read, play and perform music.
Teachers across the United States have used handchime instruction at the elementary through high school level to meet national curriculum standards. For more guidance on how to use handchimes to meet national curriculum standards, go to our Resources page.
Many colleges have also incorporated handbells and handchimes into their music programs. Both in performance based and educational based instruction, handbells and handchimes are a growing embellishment to any school of music. If fact, there are colleges offering graduate degrees with emphasis on handbell and handchime composition and performance.