One of my passions is marimba.
I teach marimba at Mairangi Bay. They regularly perform in the school, in the community and in the Auckland Town Hall for the APPA Music Festival.
I have started a Community Marimba group for Intermediate, College age and Adults. Bays Marimba Please contact me for more information about this group at Mairangi Bay, North Shore, Auckland. $20 per person.
Also Family Marimba Sessions – Saturdays 1.30pm – 2.30pm $10 for one person, $20 for a family. Suitable for children age 4+, parents and grandparents. For beginners to more experienced players.
The highlight of the year is the Marimba Festival.
600+ children perform in The Cloud with marimbas, xylophones, glockenspiels, recorders, percussion. ONZA (Orff NZ Aotearoa) runs this event www.orff.org.nz
Recently my ‘Behind Bars’ marimba group performed at the Festival of Education, Viaduct Events Centre.
As part of the Rugby World Cup celebrations 220+ children participated in ‘Marimbas in the Cloud’ in October 2011.
C-Change – Caroline Zeeman and myself have recently released a new marimba resource:
Behind Bars – 12 captivating tunes for marimba www.c-change.co.nz