20150529-_MG_0376The Orgelkids organ is a mechanical, two rank pipe organ in a box. In the box you find all the parts to build a real organ. Children can build this organ (with a little help of an organbuilder or organist). Different tasks can be done in groups simultaneously: constructing the frame, sorting pipes, sorting keys. Then all the parts come together in the frame: the windchest, the bellows, keys and pipes. Then … play!

 

Orgelkids owns two of these unique Action-organs, especially designed for children to repeatedly assemble and disassemble. Children are empowered to discover how the organ is constructed and how it works by building it. The design is almost self-teaching with the help of illustrated instruction sheets. Organbuilder Wim Janssen designed it, carefully considering how it would be most appealing and educational to children. They must be challenged to discover and to ask technical questions about the construction. And, of course, when the organ is built, they must be able to play music on it. Orgelkids organ has it all. That’s why we call it an Action-organ rather than a demonstration organ.

The Action-organ is loaned out to schools and groups for educational projects and promotional activities.


The Action-organ

De leskist van de Doe-orgel

The box of Orgelkids contains all you need to let children build a real organ.

Alle losse onderdelen voor het inelkaar zetten van de Doe-orgel

All parts for building the organ are unsorted in the box.

De Doe-orgel in volle glorie!

The Action-organ when it is ready!

Transportation

The Action-organ is packed in a box with wheels (80x40x40 cm). It’s easy to transport in a normal car. The organ is rented out to organists to take to schools

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Conditions

The fee for renting the organ is € 45,- per lesson. A security deposit of € 100,- will be refunded if the box and organ kit components are returned in good and complete condition.

Orgelkids Action-organ must be picked up and returned to:

  • Leusden (for the Netherlands)
  • Antwerp (for Belgium)

Read the complete conditions (only in Dutch now huurvoorwaarden.)

Organist

When a school wants to work with Orgelkids and the Action-organ, it’s necessary to have an organist on hand.  Orgelkids can help find the right organist in your region (NL+B).

To rent the Orgelkids kit WITH an organist, the fee is € 145,- per lesson, plus the refundable security deposit.