This is my first ever project that involves making my own instrument. I want to try and make something different, that is easy to assemble, cheap to make and overall makes a good sound. My first thought was to make a mini piano, but after looking at how a simpler version of it would still be quite difficult, I decided that even though it would be great to make one it may not be possible in the time frame I have and successful enough to make a performance out of it. So I’ve decided to make a Kalimba. The interesting thing about the Kalimba, or the thumb piano, is that there are many different ways to tune it depending on how many tines it has. It is relatively easy to make so I would hopefully be able to make quite a lot of prototypes and experiment with different sizes and tuning.