Looking for beginner marimba lessons?
We offer a range of beginner marimba lessons through advanced saxophone lessons, both on-site serving Bergen County and Northern New Jersey, or online via Zoom.
TAKING private marimba lessons AT THE RIDGEWOOD CONSERVATORY
As one of the earliest melodic instruments, the marimba has a lower range and a warmer, deeper and more resonant timbre than a xylophone. An important member of the Percussion family, it is often played as a solo instrument, or in ensembles such as orchestras, marching bands, percussion ensembles, brass and concert bands. Marimba is most commonly played in classical music or jazz, but can sometimes be heard in Latin, pop and rock music as well.
While learning a few simple songs, beginner marimba students learn the different grips for the mallets, the major scales, how to read music, and basic technique.
Our marimba instructors are highly trained and experienced professional percussionists who are dedicated to helping their students achieve success. They take care to ensure that they tailor lessons to students’ skill level and help students build confidence.
THE MANY BENEFITS OF BEGINNER MARIMBA LESSONS FOR CHILDREN, teens and adults!
Advanced MARIMBA lessons for students of all ages!
Our advanced students explore many different mallet techniques and using four mallets instead of two. They also focus on learning dynamics and complex rhythms, while mastering more complicated pieces and/or new genres to add to their repertoire. Our instructors help our more advanced marimba students in furthering their studies in theory and musicianship, preparing for an audition or performance, playing within a group, soloing, and improvisation.
Ask us about studying other Percussion instruments at The Ridgewood Conservatory
Many marimba players learn to play other members of the Percussion family to broaden their musical repertoire, expand their range, or simply to explore new possibilities. The Ridgewood Conservatory offers private instruction on a variety of other percussion instruments, including drums, xylophone, timpani, glockenspiel, chimes and bells.