2015-04-26-13.41.47During the lesson with the Orgelkids organ, children can prepare the various parts in groups simultaniously (such as assembling a framework, sorting the keys and pipes). There are clear instruction cards with images for every step in the construction process. The children can work on this mostly independently. The (laminated) cards are in the lesson box, but can be viewed here (PDFs).


Click on the links right to see the complete instruction sheets. On every page you find a link to download the download the PDF of each sheet.

Step 1: Frame

Before you can assemble the organ, you first have to construct the framework. the framework has two side frames and six staves to connect them. All other parts (keys, windchest, bellow) will be placed in this framework.

Step 2: Keys

The keys need to be mounted, each in their own place within the framework. If they are in the proper order, they will fit exactly. You have to sort them first. Two lines will help you. When the two lines on all the keys are aligned, the sequence is correct. After this step you can place them in the framework.

Step 3: Wind chest

To direct the wind (air) to the right pipes, the keys have to be connected to the vents (holes) in the wind box (chest). That’s how you can send wind to the right pipe by pressing a key when you are playing.

Step 4: Bellows

In order to supply the organ with a steady source of air, it needs an air storage chest. This is called the storage bellow. And of course you need to connect the bellows to pump in the air.

Step 5: Pipes

To make music, the organ needs pipes. The various pipes all make an individual, unique sound. Long pipes sound different than short ones, but there are also two different types: open and closed pipes.

Step 6: Wind chest

We hope you enjoyed the Orgelkids organ. The last step is to repack the organ in the box. This card shows step by step what the best order is.