Marimba Group Lessons

WEDNESDAYS @ 6:15pm • 90 Mins
St Peter’s North Community Centre, 1 Marian Place, E2 9AX

The African marimba is a wonderful acoustic instrument that is easy to play and great for group participation. It builds on the percussive element of the African drum by enabling harmonious melodic expression.

Using soprano, tenor and baritone marimbas to build an ensemble, participants get the opportunity to learn, play and create rhythms and melodies as a marimba band, and have a great time doing so.

Our teaching repertoire is mostly of folk music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, and we often include a bit of singing and dance for those who are keen.

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Private Marimba Lessons And Workshops


Whether you’re a school, a community centre or an individual looking to book out a private lesson for yourself, your team or organisation, we are more than happy to come to you and deliver a lesson.

Private lessons for individuals cost £20 an hour, plus travel expenses if travelling out to you. For groups, contact us on to discuss.


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Class Set-Up

We deliver all our music workshops by ear, the traditional African way, which enables participants to more freely engage their senses and be present in the music and experience as a whole. All our workshops require absolutely no previous experience or knowledge of music, song or dance - or of African music in general.

Whilst the Wednesday evening group classes are 90 minutes long, privately booked workshops can be as short as 30 minutes long, typically better suited for absolute beginners or younger children, or as long as 60 to 90 minutes. Bookings can be made for half a day, a full day, or over several days. 

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