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we believe in music

It’s magic! But what makes our music different? We created a Pattern Based Music System (TM) that makes music fun and easy to follow and learn! Using the traditional roman numerals, our color-coded chord symbols are based on the position of the chord within a key signature. It starts simple, with two chords (I and V7) and two groups. Like in Are You Sleeping?.

The second stage builds it to three chords (I, IV, and V7) and three groups. The majority of music is based off of these three chords, to the enjoyment and amazement of all. Jingle Bells uses all three. Oh, what fun!

The next stage adds minor chords, and by that point the group is basically ready for a national tour and soon you’ll be adding accidentals and other complex sounds like diminished, suspended, and augmented chords. (Shhh…don’t tell anyone they are learning theory at the same time!)

The beauty is that this Pattern Based Music System (TM) is the same for any key signature. To change the pitch, change the key, and instantly your song is transposed to match your range.

Instead of spinning the wheels in your head to understand transposition, just spin our Circle of Fun (oops, we mean Circle of Fifths) to take out any ‘how many sharps or flats” guess work!

Usually a group will stick with one key signature per session.

Did you ever want to conduct your own symphony? With Chime In you can!

Our music can be easily used with any other note based instrument— so feel free to break out the banjos or ukuleles or guitars or keyboards or handbells, but if you really want to feel the bang how about pipes, Boomwackers, or drums!? You get the idea.

Be a hero for your favorite people and make magic with Chime In!!

Want more? There is more to come! Our library of music, games, and teaching products has just gotten started.

And don’t forget, we are developing an e-learning course filled with darling animal friends who love to learn and teach. They are tapping into their inner actors and making a splash on the big screen soon! Be the first to join our pilot program.

More than any other art, music shapes life and personality. It teaches punctuality, teamwork, discipline and cooperation.
— Thaddeus J. Lubera (writing in the 1950s). Assist. Superintendent Chicago Public Schools
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about us

Hi! We're Lauren and Megan. Two friends since elementary school who love to have fun! And laugh. We're really good at laughing. One day Lauren said to Megan - I have an idea! Let’s get people learning and playing music with bells. They both agreed and Chime In Bells was created.

Lauren is a mother to five awesome kids (4 boys and 1 girl!). Her superpowers include making gourmet meals from anything found in her pantry and being well-versed in community issues. She loves bringing people together with music.

Megan is a designer (landscape, floral, and graphic) and mom to two rad little boys. Her superpowers include the ability to craft a well-thought out pun at the drop of a hat during regular conversation.

We are happy to meet you!