We have recently taken our Diddly Bow into a number of schools to see what the pupils thought of it. They have never seen an instrument like this and were very eager to try it out. Amazingly, once given a quick demonstration, they were able to play tunes on it. Some children made music up and some were able to play well-known tunes. Children find the Diddly Bow an easy instrument to play, given them instant gratification and the teachers have also found it very rewarding.
Arca Instruments feel it is extremely important to encourage children to play music. It gives them confidence to try other instruments, it gives them a sense of achievement and provides a lot of fun.
To achieve this we are developing a new Diddley Bow, which we are calling, the ‘School Bow’ using a quality but hard wearing material but will still have that great sound but will be also be able handle all the knocks and bumps that can be subjected to a school instrument.
To help us with the new school bow we would appreciate it if you could share this link, to our CrowdFunding page, with your colleagues, friends and family. If you can pledge as well that would be great.