Meet the Chimemaker

Meet the Chimemaker:
Garry Kvistad

Founder and Owner of Woodstock Chimes Garry Kvistad earned a Masters of Music from Northern Illinois University, where he studied music, art and physics in the pursuit of building musical instruments.

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Garry’s Sonic Mixes

Many of our customers ask which Woodstock Chime they should add to their collection. To help, Garry put together this list of chime combinations that have connections musically, culturally or historically.

Which chimes sound good together?


Garry’s Tour Schedule

Garry is a member of the internationally-acclaimed percussion ensemble NEXUS.

Upcoming Performances


McMaster University
Friday, March 6th
Workshop: 12:30 – 2:00 Pm In The LIVELab, PC 202A
Concert: 8 P.M. Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall, McMaster University
1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada.

Presented by the School of the Arts, Garry, as a member of NEXUS, will perform at the Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall.

More information available here.


Sound Symposium XX
July 10th - 18th residency
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

Garry, as a member of NEXUS, will perform at the twentieth biennial celebration of sound in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The focus of SSXX will be drumming, percussion, and rhythm.

More information available at soundsymposium.com.


Sō Percussion Summer Institute 2020– “A Vision for New Work”
July 20th - 25th residency,
Princeton University.

The Sō Percussion Summer Institute (SōSI) is an intensive two-week chamber music seminar for percussionists and composers..

More information available at sopercussion.com/education/summer-institute/.

Garry's Blog

Garry posts wonderful stories about music, performing, his passions and occasionally about his family. Everyone loves when he shows off one of the "toys" in his vast collection of musical instruments.

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Happy New Year – Boogie On!

It’s the beginning of 2020 and I am already reminiscing about 2019. Here’s a short video of the highlights and photos  from our production of the Drum Boogie Festival last September in Woodstock, NY. We are very proud of it and hope you’ll enjoy checking it out. It’s a lot of work putting this together, so we do this only every other year. It’s a world-class music / voice / dance festival that’s free to the public. www.drumboogiefestival.com

View all of the Drum Boogie Festival photos on Garry's Blog.

GARRY'S PHOTO GALLERY