Friday April 18th 2014

Learn Marimba at Portland’s Mayo Street Arts

For Adult Beginners!    Students will learn to create and combine basic rhythms as well as understand the basics of group arrangement.  All levels are encouraged and welcome to join…no experience necessary!  Total investment for our eight week workshop is $180.  We will meet every week for 90 minutes.
Adult Intermediate Group: (For those who have completed the beginner series.)  Having begun our musical journey with a taste of Shona music (Zimbabwe) and Congolese rhumba, we will now delve deeper into the traditional roots of the marimba by studying mbira-based pieces such as “Nhemamusasa,”  “Taireva,” and “Nyoka Musango.”  We will explore more complex rhythms, melodies and chord structures, expanding on what we learned during our initial sequence.  Thanks to an amazing experience together in the fall, we are aiming to bring our music to a wider audience, performing for other students as well as the larger community.  The investment for this eight-week cycle is $180.
To sign up contact instructor Matt Wasowski: