Every musician begins his or her journey as a novice, and without tools for the novice, talent and desire don't get the chance to manifest. That's where Lyons comes in. Lyons is a high quality manufacturer of musical equipment that is for the most part oriented toward the classroom. At the introductory level, Lyons features plastic recorders, kazoos, small xylophones and glockenspiels, and other instruments appropriate to teaching students how to recognize different pitches and rhythms. They also offer student guitars and better mallet instruments, as well as risers that are ideal for marching bands and choruses. Lyons products are well made, musically legitimate and supported by a solid warranty. From kindermusik through high school and into college, they are a big help to any musical instruction program.