The "Santa Monica" ocarina is designed to achieve the best sound quality. It offers a bright and clear tone. Even if you have never played an ocarina before, you will have no trouble playing the low and the high notes of this ocarina.
The Santa Monica ocarina has a glossy surface, with golden sparkles. It is about 7 inches long, accurately tuned in the key of C Major, with a pitch range of 13 notes. It also has the capability of performing sharps and flats.
We have included an online instructional booklet, as well as our newest CD, "Winds of Time" played by Lena Leclaire. If you would like to have a different CD instead, simply leave a note at the "comment" section when you check out. We'll be happy to send you a different CD.
St. Louis Ocarina was established in 2005 to help revive interest in the art of ocarina playing. Our ocarinas have appeared with major symphony orchestras under the direction of such notable conductors as Pierre Boulez and Michael Tilson Thomas. Our ocarinas have been used in performances with the New World Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, Chicago Symphony and most recently, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in their holiday concerts. Not only do we strive to provide the highest quality instruments, we are also committed to helping each of you in your path to mastering the ocarina. Whether you are a seasoned professional or are picking up an ocarina for the first time, it is our goal to provide you with all you need to continue improving.