Welcome to World of Harmony Music! Are you interested in fostering a love of great music for your child while giving him a very thorough musical education? World of Harmony Music is a fun and easy way to perform and learn all about dozens of pieces of classical music, as well as modern music and the folk tunes of various cultures. Whether you’d like this music for your own enjoyment and education, you're home schooling, you’d like to teach children of your own, or you’d like to teach your own classes to students of any age, this program will make that goal so easy and so much fun! Even activity directors for senior centers, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers are now using this program!
This program uses a beautiful little Music Maker, T.K. O'Brien, or Melody Harp zither, (also called lap harp, cymbala, yerbonitsa, or plucked psaltery), which is easy to play from the first time you ever try it! You simply slip a piece of music under the strings of the zither, pluck the strings in the order shown on the sheet music, and enjoy immediate success playing music! Please note that my books will not work with "First Act" zithers, as those zithers are a bit smaller.
Each classical music sheet has the music notes and my educational
lyrics on one side of the sheet, and a “flip side” on the other. The “flip
side” presents many fun and interesting facts about the composer and his music,
making the lesson easy to learn, and easy to teach! Each volume of music is wire-bound into easy-to-use music books. Just turn to the page you want to play, and place the entire book under the strings of the zither. It couldn't be easier to enjoy playing great music right away! No more losing or bending music sheets.
All books were written and printed in Littleton, Colorado. Your purchase supports a very small business. It's just me in my little living room! It doesn't get any smaller than that! And to pay it forward, I have been donating $1.11 for every single book sold to Headwaters Animal Shelter in Park Rapids, Minnesota since 11/1/11. You can learn more about that on the Music Books Page.
My special thanks to my local Staples Copy Center for taking my little project under their wing, and making sure that these hard-to-print books are printed so nicely!
Need help figuring out how to tune your zither? I created a video especially for you! Check it out here. It shows me tuning a zither which has just been delivered to my home. They NEVER arrive in tune, because shipping knocks them out. It's a long video, but hopefully it will be helpful. How to Tune Your Zither
The video below just shows my zither all tuned up to G Major and ready to go. It's a much shorter video which should also be quite helpful when you're trying to determine what your strings should sound like.
Looking to buy a zither? For now, I'd suggest getting a Music Maker or a Melody Harp. You can get them from European Expressions, Amazon, or search on eBay. However, BIG NEWS! Very soon, there will be beautiful, higher quality lap harps available, which are made exclusively for World of Harmony Music! I just couldn't be more excited! Please check back for more information about these instruments!
T.K. O'Brien's also makes beautiful lap harps, which also work for my books. They're more expensive, but gorgeous! I have one pictured below. I couldn't resist buying the one with the bald eagle!
You can even see videos of me and my students playing my music on my YouTube channel, World of Harmony Music on YouTube
To learn more about each of my books or to purchase them, please visit the Music Books Page.