Dowling Elementary finishes phase 2 of accessible playground
The actual work on the playground was divided into three phases. Phase 1 is complete. It included Harmony Park, where outdoor instruments are available for the kids to perform on. It also provided swings and rear course pavement. Read More
Freenotes Harmony Park is as a “Colorado Companies to Watch”
|Freenotes Harmony Park joins a select group of Colorado companies recognized as a Colorado Company to Watch. This selection acknowledges the company’s hard work and success represented by the creation of jobs, revenue growth, expanding into a larger facility and the company’s contribution to business development in the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second-stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities and create new industries throughout Colorado. The year-long program is hosted by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and the Edward Lowe Foundation.Our business demonstrated fast and high revenue growth with evidence of sustainable growth. Making music fun, easy and accessible to the public is visionary. Making the instruments durable enough to withstand rigorous use and the natural elements makes them truly inspirational and influential in motivating people to pursue playing music. The product innovation is far beyond other outdoor instruments. All instruments play together allowing for group play thus building and enriching communities. We are the next generation of outdoor musical products. Because our outdoor instruments really allow people to express themselves musically, Freenotes Harmony Park is the industry leader worldwide giving us a sustainable competitive advantage.”We started commercializing this company three years ago with a belief in our products becoming a national brand. I am pleased that the contribution of all of our employees has resulted in being awarded a Colorado Companies to Watch,” states Erich Bussian, CEO.Durable acoustical designs created by Grammy Award-winning musician, Richard Cooke, expand the possibilities of creative sensory play in outdoor environments. Universal in nature these real musical instruments allow physically or mentally challenged people to play alongside healthy ones. They are perfectly tuned and allow both musicians and non-musicians to have a satisfying experience of playing music from the very first note.Colorado Companies to Watch (www.Colorado.CompaniestoWatch.org) is a unique statewide awards program recognizing growing companies that fuel the economic fire of the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities and create new industries throughout Colorado. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade launched the program in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation, and valuable sponsors, key drivers, community and supporting partners, as well as volunteers from across Colorado.|
|Weenotes Are Here|
|Weenotes are coming!|
|New Catalogs – shipping now|
|Freenotes Harmony Park just selected as a 2013 “Colorado Company To Watch”|
|New Distributors outside the US|
We are very pleased to announce several new Distributor locations outside of North America. Any of the companies below would be happy to work with you on your Harmony Park Instrument project implementation and installation.
Australia – Playscape Creations
Chili – Urban Play
Israel – GilGal Ltd.
India – Green Build Infra
New Zeland – Playcape Creations
Singapore – RetroMax Pte Ltd.
You can find more information on them and many others on our Distributor locater.
|I Drum Therefore I Am…|
|…Intelligent: Drumming is found to improve concentration and focus. Also, studies reveal that playing percussion instruments strengthen children’s math and literacy skills.…Physically and Mentally Active: Drumming increases your heart rate and blood flow. It also stimulates the left and right side of the brain simultaneously.…Connected to
the Earth: “Drumming directly links humans with the vibration of the Earth by slowing the brain waves to around 8 cycles per second, the same frequency as the planet” (Feathers, 1995).
|Crested Butte Resort and ski area|
Trail Head Children’s Museum unveils a hands-on musical experience:
The hills are alive with the sound of music, thanks to a brand new public installation by the Trailhead Children’s Museum. On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 The Trailhead Children’s Museum, unveiled their newest exhibit, the outdoor Musical Instrument Garden. Located outside the current Trailhead facility in the base area of Mt. Crested Butte, the Garden includes five permanent outdoor musical instruments made by the company Free Notes Harmony Parks, with a weather station, weaving station and outdoor garden underway. The Board of Directors has graciously made the exhibit open to the public with a suggested donation for those not entering the Museum.
|Bright Horizons Centers|
|Freenotes Harmony Park Outdoor Musical Instruments are being installed in 7 Bright Horizons Centers in Atlanta, Santa Monica, Austin, Chicago, Berkley, Cary, NC, and Massachusetts. Beautiful Music made Simple.|
Our new video “Start Here” will give you an overview of Freenotes Harmony Park.
|Instrument locations – World Map|
|Music Lives Here|
Sedona Visitors Center“I’d been looking for something here to enhance our visitors’ experience, so I said absolutely yes,” to Freenotes
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|Sales – Tools, Training, and Presentations|
|A key factor in selling people on Freenotes Harmony Park instruments is knowing how to talk about them. So, we have developed and want to make available to you our sales kit. Webinar training and sales presentation, aimed at informing key decision makers. These unique tools, along with our website, ensure all questions can be answered 24/7.|
|Improved Drum Caps|
|Our drum caps are no longer painted! A new process permeates the color throughout the cap – no more chips or scratches.|
Imagination Station – Randolph, Massachusetts
PACE Grand Opening
The Town of Parker, Colorado is committed to its public art program demonstrated by the Grand opening of PACE.
|New Brochure for 2012|
|Freenotes Harmony Park has released its 2012 Product Brochure and it’s not just for playgrounds!|
|Mallet Redesign The new mallet system replaces the previously swaged loop at the end of the mallet handle with an attachment housed within the mallet handle itself.|
|F.H.P. the featured business of the month for SWCO SBA|
|Freenotes Harmony Park is the featured business of the month in the SBA Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center Newsletter.Below is a reprint of the article:|
|Prince Philip Playground Committee Gets Boost|
|(Justmeans.com / CSR News) –
March 09, 2011
Yesterday, PotashCorp announced a $140,000 donation to the Prince Philip Playground Committee to complete the fundraising efforts of the local committee to build a new wheelchair accessible, sensory-stimulating playground at Prince Philip School.
To recognize PotashCorp’s gift, the playground has been officially named “PotashCorp Playground.”
“Recreational spaces and programs play an important role in building strong and healthy communities,” said Bill Doyle, President, and CEO of PotashCorp. “The new PotashCorp Playground at Prince Phillip School will be a one of a kind play area for families and children of all ages and abilities to enjoy.”
|Jackson Square Park playground|
UPDATE – 5/28/11 Jackson Square Park has Won the “Rotary International Significant Achievement Award”. Last week we heard the great news! We were one of 143 Rotary Club Projects in the World to earn this special award!
CONSTRUCTION BULLETIN/December 13
|Boundless Playground in Shreveport, LA|
|Boundless Playgrounds can be found in 21 states and in Ontario. By year’s end, 11 more are scheduled to open inMichigan, along with others in Shreveport, Louisiana, Kingsport, Tennessee, and Hartford and West Hartford, Connecticut. Dozens more are in development.|
|Discovery Playground at Auburn’s Les Gove Park|
|Taken from the Auburn Reporter – Jun 24, 2010
City and community leaders officially will open Discovery Playground, Auburn’s innovative state-of-the-art barrier-free area, in a special ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, part of the Parks, Arts & Recreation’s annual KidsDay festivities at Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, Auburn, WA. The 32,000-square-foot playground and sensory garden are the result of a large-scale $300,000 community fundraising effort.
|Making music together (The Recreation Landscape)|
The following article is extracted from “The Recreation Landscape – Summer 2010 – Issue Nine”, the newsletter of General Recreation, Inc.
|Henrico wins national award for Harmony Park|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Barry Lawrence
Clerk, Board of Supervisors
July 7, 2010Henrico wins national award for Harmony ParkHenrico County has received an Achievement awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for their Harmony Park outdoor musical classroom – Virginia’s first – located at Colonial Trail Elementary School, featuring weatherproof instruments from Freenotes.
|Freenotes Extends European Presence with the signing of Portuguese Distributor Play Planet|
|Freenotes announces the signing of a distribution agreement for the Portuguese market.|
|Congratulations Horninglow Primary School|
|Primary School win Freenotes Harmony Park instruments in Prize Draw
|Freenotes Shortlisted for ERA Award|
Harmony Park Freenotes shortlisted for
Supplier of the Year ERA Award
|Bring Music to your Playground in 2010|
|Why Freenotes make ideal outdoor play equipment
|Back to school with a bang!|
Why not enjoy Freenotes in
your playground this term
|Pro-Urba exhibit Freenotes in the Jardin des Tuileries Louvres|
Freenotes are exhibited in Paris
|Freenotes change Alan Titchmarsh’s view on Chimes|
|Freenotes feature in Courtyard Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show|
|Freenotes arrive in Spain|
|Dunannie School opens new Outdoor Sound Garden|
|Freenotes’ Paris Debut|
|Freenotes enter Europe|
|Striking the right note|
|Teaching music is about so much more than learning to play an instrument. Recent research carried out by Freenotes confirms the general belief that there is a direct link between better music teaching and a step-change in how our children could and should be developing. Freenotes Harmony Park explains how outdoor musical instruments can provide a way of interacting through spontaneous creative expression.|
|Special Needs London 2008|
|See us at TES Education 2008 – Stand D58|
|Freenotes join the gold rush!|
|Spurred on by Team GB – Freenotes have themselves struck gold by winning the Gold Stand Merit Award at IOG Saltex on our very first year of exhibiting.
|Glastonbury – The Piccys|
|Glastonbury – Freenotes in the kidzfield!|
|Freenotes will be making their own sweet music at Glastonbury this year.|
|Freenotes – Ideal Home Show 2008|
|Its the final week of the show – come and play!|
|Freenotes at the Ideal Home Show|
|Come and see Freenotes Harmony Park for yourself at Britain’s biggest annual event for the home and garden!|
|Early Years & Primary Teaching Show|
|April 18th & 19th Manchester Central|
|Freenotes on Teachers TV|
|Teacher TV visits Freenotes Harmony Park at The Education Show|
|Official Freenotes Launch|
|Freenotes Harmony Park makes some noise at The Education Show!|
|Great feedback from youTube!|
|After making videos to show off the instruments, the youTube community responded with quick feedback!|
|Jammin’ on the Flying Amadinda!|
A group of kids at a recent Freenotes Harmony Park gathering at Rake School, Liss showed off their rhythmic skills together on the Flying Amadinda. Read more to see and hear them in action.
|Freenotes Europe Launch 2008|
|Freenotes will be launched at The Education Show NEC Birmingham 28th Feb – 1 March Stand E54. Come and hear them for yourself!|