Schoenhut’s sturdy 37-Key toy piano was designed with the day care industry in mind, but is perfect for the home as well! Built of solid maple and one-half inch birch plywood, it is built to endure active play. With a keyboard almost half the size of that on an adult piano, the three-octave span allows plenty of room for playing with both hands. Lovely chime-like notes are produced by little hammers striking steel music rods. The width of the keys promotes proper finger placement, enabling an easy transition to a larger piano.
For parents of the world’s next Chopin, a Schoenhut piano is an absolute must. The world-famous company, founded in 1872 by toy instrument maker Albert Schoenhut, has been winning awards for its elite baby grands practically since its inception. Its upright and tabletop pianos boast up to 49 keys, and deliver pitch-perfect sound quality using either strings or hammer-and-rod chimes. Scaled-down ukuleles, harmonicas, harps, guitars, and drum sets are available as well, complete with beginner’s guides to reading sheet music.