Designed for children ages 2 to 12 years and Adults, The Rhythm is played by using plastic mallets to strike a series of nine metal keys precisely tuned to play the notes of the Diatonic C Major scale. The sounds that it produces have a bright tone which resembles that of a wooden percussion instrument, despite it being made from strong materials to withstand harsh outdoor conditions. The outer hexagon-shaped frame of the instrument has an authentic-looking cherry wood finish, which gives it a high level of resiliency as well as an attractive burgundy coloration. Its compact size makes it an ideal method for introducing children as young as 3 years of age to the mental, emotional, and creative benefits of music. However, the recycled plastic post that it is mounted on can be set at various heights to cater to kids of any age. Installing it alongside larger outdoor instruments is a great way to let youngsters join in on the band.