Are you looking for a Marimba teacher to guide you in the art of learning an instrument? If so then you have made an exciting instrumental choice. The Marimba is a very unique instrument capable of amazing musical results.
The Marimba's versatility lends it a coveted spot in almost any music group. Marimbas can be found in nearly every type or genre of music. Marimba players can be comfortable in almost any type of ensemble.
Beethoven at Home’s Marimba teachers can give lessons in your home, lessons in their nearby Marimba studios or even real time Marimba lessons online. Private Marimba lessons enable learners to advance more quickly than any other format.
Why Learn Marimba?
Music is a universal language and if the Marimba is your chosen vehicle for musical expression you are in the right place. The Marimba can take you on an exciting journey into the world of music!
Musical study will make both your brain and your body both fitter and happier. There are certifiable mental health benefits as well.
How to make Marimba lessons a success for beginners or advanced Students
Learning to play an instrument requires a private tutor. Private Marimba lessons provide a schedule and a routine that all musicians need. Articles and videos can be misleading and misunderstood. To play the Marimba you will need to:
- Have new new techniques demonstrated
- Practice the techniques for a given amount of time (usually a week)
- Have an experienced teacher guide and evaluate your progress and development
Individual teacher’s methods will vary but this fundamental routine and rhythm will be the same.
We offer Marimba lessons for every level of Marimba player
What to expect from beginning Marimba lessons
Beginner Marimba lessons are appropriate for those students without previous experience playing the instrument. You'll need to learn proper techniques and get comfortable producing the instrument's sound. Your instructor might choose to cover some of the following topics at this level:
- Proper posture
- Proper position
- Instrument anatomy and assembly
- Fundamental exercises
- Basic scales
- Basic music theory
What to expect from intermediate Marimba lessons
Intermediate lessons are intended for students who know their way around the instrument before being ready for advanced techniques. At this level, you'll strengthen your ability to produce a broader range of sounds and articulations on the Marimba. In intermediate classes, your Marimba tutor may choose to cover some of the following topics:
- At this point you will likely be starting out in traditional methods and syllabi like the RCM, ABRSM there are many and all are good.
- Your teacher will work principally on refinement of your sound, articulation, intonation, rhythm and your general understanding of musical fundamentals and style Intermediate music theory
What to expect from advanced Marimba lessons
After a period of time you will become an advanced Marimba player and you will likely specialize in a certain style and will be very involved in choosing your own path. You will still need a Marimba teacher to guide you on your chosen path. The advanced student needs an external pair of ears even more than the beginner or intermediate student. Elements of advanced lessons include:
- Advanced repertoire and examinations
- Career counselling
- Audition preparation
How to find Marimba lessons near you
Use the Beethoven at Home search function to find a qualified Marimba teacher. You’ll be given a rich search result with teachers organized by the kind of service you are looking for.
Our teachers are fantastic, highly educated and qualified. When choosing a Marimba teacher be sure to pay attention to the part of their teaching profile that includes a statement of teaching philosophy. This section gives a personal feeling about the teacher’s style and can be very useful in making a choice between teachers.