Woodstock Chimes For Autism

Jun 19, 2014

Garry Kvistad in studio with his Woodstock Chimes for Autism


  Woodstock Chimes offers a unique variety of high quality, affordable musical gifts from around the world that inspire, entertain and bring pleasure to people of all ages. Their most recent endeavor, Woodstock Chimes for Autism, was inspired by several uplifting stories shared by loyal Woodstock Chimes customers.

One aspect of autism is hypersensitivity to sound. Studies have found that music therapy can assist with some of the challenges attributed to autism. Mozart's music, in particular, has been a blessing for some individuals living with autism. The Woodstock Chimes for Autism features a specially designed clapper, so its soothing tones ring more gently. The chime is musically-tuned to a melody from Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21. The Woodstock Chimes for Autism also features a bright, nickel-plated windcatcher with the symbolic, multi-colored puzzle pieces. This recognizable and distinctive logo was first created in 1963 by the National Autistic Society.

Garry Kvistad, Grammy Award winning musician and founder of Woodstock Chimes, joins us now along with Jamey Wolff - Director and co-founder of the Center for Spectrum Services Program in Kingston, NY and Sean Doi – the father of Tyler Doi, a remarkable 9 year-old with autism who has been affected by Woodstock Chimes.