TRIBAL INSTRUMENTS AUSTRALIA
Jerome Lyons was born, pink and wrinkly, in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, bringing smiles to the faces of the Ramano and Agarabi tribes people who lived near his family home. His childhood tribal and spiritual experiences have influenced Jerome's outlook and chosen career. Since 1985 he has developed a unique approach to musical instrument building, through his artistic representation of the Australian Bush.
From his workshop – in a once abandoned Cheese Factory – deep in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, Jerome creates a mystical and evocative design characteristic in each functional musical instrument. These distinctive instruments have found loving homes throughout the whole of Australia as well as the USA, UK, Europe, Asia, and many other countries. Some are available for direct sale, others on special commission. Jerome has been involved in many projects and fulfilled many commissions for both private collections and corporate bodies.