The Orgelkids organ (also known as ‘Do’ 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!
The Orgelkids organ is loaned out to schools and groups for educational projects and promotional activities.
Orgelkids ‘Do-organ’ is 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. Organ builder 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 a ‘Do’-organ rather than a ‘demonstration’ organ.