Choirchimes are lightweight aluminum tubes which operate on the principal of a tuning fork but use a clapper/striking mechanism similar to handbells to create a gentle, lulling sound. Choirchimes offer several advantages over handbells for use in a school setting. Choirchimes are lightweight, durable, easy to grasp, and easy to damp. Chimes that are sharps and flats are black as on a keyboard for easy recognition, and all chimes have a note and pitch designation that is prominent and easy to read. Sets are compact and easy to transport. Within minutes, a group can successfully play melodies and experience the joys of making real music regardless of their musical training.