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A Beginner's Workshop will be held in Bedfordview Gauteng at St Benedict’s College on Saturday 21ST May 2016: from  8am – 1 pm.

Please contact Joan on:
082 266 4229 or joan@marimbaworkshop.co.za to book your place.

If you would like a workshop in your area please contact Joan on 082 266 4229 or joan@marimbaworkshop.co.za

After the highly successful marimba workshop held at Ashley Primary School in Durban on Saturday 18 January 2014 the following comments were made by some of the attendees:

Thank you for a wonderful workshop on Saturday morning. I had a great time.  Susan Graham: Hillcrest Primary

Thank you ever so much for the really wonderful workshop today. It was fun, easy to follow and understand and so interesting.
I am so excited to get something going in our school and can't wait to let the principle know. Heidi van Schoor

I just wanted to send another huge thank you to you and Ian for bringing our beautiful marimbas down on Friday and for the most amazing workshop on Saturday! I had such a wonderful time and learnt so much! I know the other teachers felt the same way! We all said it has been the best workshop we have attended. What a fantastic experience!!:):)  Candice Mordecai-Jones: Ashley Primary

The MARIMBA is one of those truly African instruments which is easily accessible to anyone and everyone. Children from as young as five and six can play.

The MARIMBA provides the perfect accompaniment to dancing and singing as well as being a marvellous solo instrument. Together with a variety of percussion instruments the MARIMBA BAND can play anything from traditional African, township jazz, pop, classical music and everything in-between!

The beauty of this instrument is that NO previous music knowledge is necessary and within a short space of time groups of learners are playing together like seasoned musicians. The instrument sells itself! Every learner exposed to the instrument wants to play, wants to learn! What a joy for any educator and every performer!

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The 3rd EDUCATION AFRICA INTERNATIONAL MARIMBA AND STEEL PAN FESTIVAL will be taking place in South Africa on the 2nd and 3rd August 2014 at St. Benedict’s College, Harcus Road, Bedfordview, in Gauteng. Schools and bands from all over South Africa and Internationally are invited to participate. This has a number of purposes:

  1. It gives those learners who are NOT sporty the opportunity to be competitive in another area.
  2. It raises the profile of the schools and bands involved.
  3. It exposes bands to many other styles of music and performance.
  4. It is a wonderful NATION-BUILDING tool as it brings people from all socio-economic backgrounds together with one main purpose in mind : to make music together.
  5. As an International Marimba and Steelpan Festival all participants will be elevated to the International Arena.
  6. For all participants wonderful prizes will be up for grabs.
    See:  www.internationalmarimbafestival.org for all details and to register for the 2014 Festival.
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