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Need a musical Gift? We have you covered! Koshi Chimes, Kalimbas, handpans, Zenko drums and more!
Need a musical Gift? We have you covered! Koshi Chimes, Kalimbas, handpans, Zenko drums and more!


Music Therapists on utilizing our instruments for Music Therapy
October 8, 2021 gabriele schwibach

Music Therapists on utilizing our instruments for Music Therapy

The We Play Well Together family of instruments - which include monochords, tongue drums, handpans, kalimbas and hanging chimes - have all been utilized in a variety of different music therapy applications. 
According to Music Therapist Katie Down (LCAT, MT-BC, MMT, MM):
"possible clinical uses of our instruments include: 
  • Bedside for Hospice Care
  • Ameliorate somatic symptoms associated with emotional stress
  • Recreative and Receptive Methods
  • Clinical Improvisation
  • Song Writing
  • Self-Soothing Methods
  • Supporting Children and Adults with Special Needs
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Therapeutic Group and Relational Work
  • Supporting Vocal Exploration and Breath Work" 
We created a 15-minute highlight video just for music therapists to get an idea of the many different instruments and possible applications for their use, featuring instruments built by Hokema Kalimbas, feeltone and Metal Sounds.
(Click "READ MORE" below to access the video..) 
And be sure to join us in our digital booth this week at the American Music Therapy Association 2021 Conference October 14th -17th! 
AMTA 2021
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  • The Metal Sounds Story!
    June 18, 2021 Joule L'Adara

    The Metal Sounds Story!

    Metal Sounds:

    Handpans Handmade in France


    SPACEDRUM®, the intuitive handpan, is a metal melodic instrument inspired by the original steel drum (aka the steelpan) and by the Hang® invented by PANArt® in 2000. Metal Sounds' handpans have been designed and handcrafted since 2006, and were the first handpan producer in France.

    As requirements, tastes, and desires vary, Metal Sounds offers two different lines of handpans:

    Spacedrum Evolution

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  • Gifts to Support the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)
    May 5, 2021 Joule L'Adara

    Gifts to Support the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)

    The Sarayaku Art Project: 

    Uplifting Indigenous Women in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International and We Play Well Together are honored to partner with the Kichwa women of Sarayaku in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

    We're thrilled to now be supporting this group by importing and selling their beautiful beaded jewelry on our website. We Play Well Together has donated funds to purchase the first round of artwork from the Sarayaku Women in addition to donating website and logistical support to send them to you.

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  • Bonus Time Music: Live-Looping of Our Instruments with Brandon Blake!
    April 22, 2021 Joule L'Adara

    Bonus Time Music: Live-Looping of Our Instruments with Brandon Blake!

    Musician, Child Educator and Animal Rights Activist Brandon Blake of @bonustimemusic went live on Facebook during the NAMM 2021 virtual Show "Believe in Music" Week to demonstrate his unique way of working with the WE PLAY WELL TOGETHER family of instruments including: Hokema Kalimbas, Metal Sounds Tongue Drums, and feeltone Monochords & Tinka Tongs - combined with electric bass and live looping. We think you'll find this video truly inspirational and will hopefully give you ideas of how you can utilize your instrument in intriguing combinations. 

    Brandon is truly an innovative musician - having created a specialized playing technique with the Hokema Kalimba Sansula in which he taps and strikes the drumhead of the instrument while plucking and muting the metal tines. Plus - he's figured out a brilliant method to instantly retune the instrument in the middle of his playing - using tiny weighted magnets!

    Brandon is also a bass player who skillfully incorporates live looping. Watch him create incredible soundscapes in real time by looping Kalimba, Tongue-Drum and Monochord accompanied by some satisfying bass-bombs to build a body-moving groove overlaid with rich sonic textures and thrilling overtones. 

    Watch the Video Demonstration.... 

    Live Looping with Brandon Blake

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  • How do you MAKE a handpan??
    March 15, 2021 Joule L'Adara

    How do you MAKE a handpan??

    How DO you make a handpan?

    We got to go behind the scenes with our friends at Metal Sounds the South of France to find out!

    ...turns out the answer is a LOT of care, craftsmanship, heaps of hammering, laser-cutting, patience, and good ears (along with high-precision tuners!)

    We put together this video showcase for Metal Sounds and can't wait to share it with you...

    Metal Sounds:

    A Showcase of Passion, integrity & quality!

    In this video you will get to:


    -GO behind the curtain at the Metal Sounds workshop in the South of France to see how they build the Spacedrum handpans and Zenko tongue drums 
    METAL Sounds

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  • Spacedrum: Nitro vs. Evolution (+Handpan Recording Techniques!)
    February 18, 2021 Joule L'Adara

    Spacedrum: Nitro vs. Evolution (+Handpan Recording Techniques!)

    "This particular handpan by Metal Sounds is one of the most beautiful that I've personally played before!" - Todd Boston, January 2021

    In this 7-minute video, acclaimed Producer and Composer Todd Boston talks about the the differences between the Metal Sounds Spacedrum Nitro and Spacedrum Evolution - offering his impressions on what makes each model possess a unique sound quality.
    Todd Boston - Handpan Recording Techniques

    Want to know how to record a handpan?

    Towards the end of the video, Todd offers tips on how to best mic the sound of handspans using the mid side mic technique. If you like to geek out on technology or are an audio engineer, read on...


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  • Instagram Challenge - Amazing Free Instrument Giveaways!
    February 5, 2021 Joule L'Adara

    Instagram Challenge - Amazing Free Instrument Giveaways!

    As Part of the NAMM 2021 "Believe in Music" Virtual Show, We Play Well Together is running a contest that goes until the end of February when we'll be GIVING AWAY some amazing products including some of our best-selling instruments! 

    To enter the contest you must: 

    1) Follow @weplaywelltogether on Instagram

    2) Create a Story, Post, or Reel (can be text, photo, and/or video content) where you share which product giveaway you'd like to receive and what's great about it. You MUST tag @weplaywelltogether in your post!

    You can enter multiple times for more than one item. Extra points will be given if you tag others in your post and encourage friends or followers to post as well!

    We'll be announcing the winners live on IG on March 1st at 4pm Pacific Time. Winners will also receive Direct Messages on Instagram when we'll ask for your mailing address to ship you the products. You must respond within 2 week's time in order to claim your prize. 

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  • We Play Well Together at the NAMM Show 2021
    January 22, 2021 gabriele schwibach

    We Play Well Together at the NAMM Show 2021

    We Play Well Together is proud to have been presented in a virtual booth at the NAMM Show 2021 "Believe in Music" Week in January! 

    We've been attending NAMM in Los Angeles every year for the past few conferences. Due to the ongoing pandemic, The 2021 NAMM Show was all online. Our team got to work building a virtual exhibitor booth and we put together a ton of great video content highlighting our instrument makers and latest products! We'll be highlighting these videos in blog posts and newsletters to our We Play Well Together community in the weeks and months ahead. 

    You can still attend NAMM through the end of February - to browse all the digital booths and view recordings of the workshops and presentations on product demonstrations, music industry news, marketing tips, and much more. Just go to: to offer your email address and you're in! 

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  • Stillpoint for the Solstice: A Free online Event featuring We Play Well Together Instruments
    December 18, 2020 Joule L'Adara

    Stillpoint for the Solstice: A Free online Event featuring We Play Well Together Instruments

    Stillpoint for the Solstice: An Online Community Gathering for Sound, Movement & Meditation
    Facilitad by: Joule L'Adara & Monique Schubert
    With Special Guest Appearences By: Treya Lam & Junauda Petrus-Nasah

    We invite you to join us in community as we pause to go deep, deep within: journeying to the stillpoint at our center. This is the resting place of the soul.

    You'll be guided through a series of participatory invitations utilizing movement, voice, breath, and deep listening. These will include: gentle yoga poses, guided breathwork, vocal sounding, and listening to live performances of inspired poetry, song, and therapeutic sound instruments.


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  • We want to share about YOU
    December 6, 2020 gabriele schwibach

    We want to share about YOU

    It doesn't matter to us if you've only 3 followers or are a major social  influencer...

    At We Play Well Together, we're all about the potency of musical micro-moments. Recently, we started using our social media accounts to feature members of our community and have received lots of great feedback. So this is our call-in: share with us your content so we can celebrate you!

    If you're creating sounds with feeltone, Hokema, Metal Sounds, Zenko Drums, Koshi or Zaphir Chimes, we can play well and grow together. 

    When you post content featuring instruments we distribute (whether you purchased them through us or not) let us know in the following ways: 
    Tag @weplaywelltogether on Instragram - we'll DM to ask your permission to reshare, then we'll post, tag you back + copy your text using the "repost" app. 
    Tag @weplaywelltogether on Facebook - we'll reach out using Messenger to ask your permission to reshare, then we'll post +tag you back with a shout-out.
    Tag @gabrieleschwibach of We Play Well Together on LinkedIn if you post to the newsfeed. Then be sure to connect to Gabriele through the network. 
    Email us links to your YouTube videos. We'll add you to one of the playlists for "instruments in action" on our We Play Well Together YouTube channel.
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