Welcome to The Marimba Workshop

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!


In February 2020 The Marimba Workshop hosted 2 workshops at St Dominic’s Catholic School for girls. The morning was a beginner’s teacher training workshop, followed by an afternoon of Intermediate teachers training.

A fun and educational day was had by all. The workshop was run by Marimba Teacher Training expert Joan Lithgow and assisted by Education Africa marimba administrator Khabonina Motaung.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we have unfortunately not been allowed to host workshops, however, we look forward to when the pandemic is over and we can continue to bring you world class Marimba Workshops.

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