Designed for children ages 2-12, The Mini Sound Wave is a small percussion instrument with eight notes. Kids love simple music activities, and this is a great way for them to learn the basics or practice their skills. Each of the notes is clearly labeled with the corresponding letter, making it particularly easy for kids with prior musical experience to transpose songs onto the it. The short height of the instrument allows it to accommodate players of all ages. It has a delightfully designed surface plate with a bright yellow color scheme and a curved oblong shape. The two rubber-tipped mallets, which are used to strike the keys, can be securely stored in the surface plate when they are not in use. Although they are waterproof and durable, the keys are made to look and sound just like real wood, with a well-rounded melodic sound. The Mini Sound Wave can be given a portable or permanent mount.