You can use an instrument of ours at home for a small daily usage fee! We have marimbas, mbira, hosho, djembes, and congas for use.
Fees are charged to your bank account each month on the 15th, and you can keep the instrument as long as you like!
Check with your instructor about availability, then fill out this Instrument Usage Google Form.
Not sure what to do with your marimba at home? Try these handy tips:
Playing Your Marimba at Home
1. Make sure your marimba is in a well-used, often-frequented part of your house. (Marimbas in basements or bedrooms rarely get played, while marimbas in the dining room, living room, or family room will see a lot more use!)
2. Make sure your marimba is ready to play. Have your mallets handy, and keep the surface of your marimba clear. (It’s not a table for books, mail, laundry, or clutter!)
3. Make a list of the songs you currently play and post it near your marimba.
4. Keep your practice times short. Do a marimba “drive-by” each day (or a couple of times each day). Start by playing what you know and love, then work a short time on something new your teacher has introduced.
5. Don’t know what to work on? Ask your teacher for personalized homework. Post a running list of new material and techniques on which you are working near your marimba.
6. Give impromptu concerts for your friends and family, even if it’s just a song or two.
7. Teach a friend or family member to play a simple part to your easier songs…then play along!
8. Make recordings in class of your group playing full songs. Then, using headphones, play along.
9. Record yourself playing one part to a song. Then, using headphones, play along with a second part to that song.
10. Have a classmate or teacher record the part that you come into in any song. Then, using headphones, play along.
11. Search our youtube channel for songs your group plays. Then, using headphones, play along.