Community Classes & Student Bands
Ages 8-108

See our calendar for a full listing of events and class offerings.

Affordable Fun:

All classes are $120 monthly, unless otherwise noted.  We want you to have the best experience possible, so all of our classes have a limit to the number of students that can participate, and are generally full.

In order to keep it simple, we set everyone up on a monthly auto-pay of $120 for your tuition.  We request that you give us two weeks notice to cancel your auto-pay if you will not be continuing so that we can offer your spot to others.

Intro to African Marimba for Adults

No musical experience? No problem! Learn the basics of marimba and have FUN creating music as a community. Play songs and try the different sizes of marimbas. We recommend that all new students, including seasoned musicians, start with this class the first month to get a feel for the African style of music!

    • 10 person limit - students may come and go
    • All levels will be playing together
    • Ages 13+
    • Students will get to try out all of the different marimbas
    • Ongoing and open ended - no formal commitment
    • After one month of classes, you can stay in the Intro Class or ask us about auditions for a School Band.

Class Time

Thursdays 7:05-8:05 PM

Thursdays 8:15-9:15 PM

Instructor: Rakefet Laviolette

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Youth Marimba Classes

Your child will have FUN playing music in their new marimba band!

  • 8 person limit
  • All levels welcome
  • Students will get to try out all of the different marimbas
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Student Bands

As students get deeper into the music, they often want to join or start a new band.  Bands are dedicated groups of 7-10 people.  Everyone is committed to being in the band, and is focused on learning songs so they can play gigs out in the community! Pre-requisite: By Audition

    • 7-10 people depending on the band
    • Meets twice a week
    • Students are committed to being in the band
    • Students must practice the music on their own.  Most students have a marimba at home.
    • Students will focus on learning new songs and building repertoire to gig!
    • The student bands have a monthly first Saturday residency at the Sahara Lounge.
    • The cost is $175 per month.

Class Times:

Kupira Marimba

Mondays 7 - 9 PM Instructor: Joel Laviolette

Mafaro Marimba

Tuesdays 7:15 - 9:15 PM Instructor: Rakefet Laviolette