Monday, January 18, 2016

July 2016 Workshop

Next Marimba Building Workshop - July 22-24

The world needs MORE marimba builders! So, the weekend of July 22-24, that's the date for my next marimba building workshop in Bellingham.

As with our last workshop, we will build a complete marimba start to finish for donation it to a needy school.

Extra added bonus: I've scheduled this workshop for the weekend preceding Walt Hampton's July 25-29 edition of Hot Marimba offered through World Music Drumming and taking place in Bellingham, WA. Soooo.... one could attend my 3 day building workshop, then spend the following week making music with Walt or one of the other nationally renown teachers in the WMD school curriculum - all while grooving on the grooviness (and tolerable summertime temps) of beautiful Bellingham Washington, USA.

Here's the product of our last workshop, donated to
Custer Elementary School, Ferndale, WA

Weekend class with marimba builder Tom Bourne

Where: Bourne Marimbas in Bellingham, Washington USA

Cost: $400, plus your accommodation and food

Learn everything you need to know about building marimbas for your local school or marimba band. Since 1995, Tom Bourne has built over 1500 marimbas of all sizes for schools and invites you to his shop to share his knowledge.

Bellingham, Washington is located just south of the Canadian border between Seattle and Vancouver B.C. It is near all kinds of great activities on the water and in the mountains. Bellingham has a modern airport with direct flights to Denver, Las Vegas and other cities in the western USA.

This class is suitable for adults and teens who can use, or are willing to learn to use, a few basic power tools and hand tools safely. 

I can provide suggestions in procuring lodging in Bellingham, many options available.

Class limited to 7.

See below at this blog for info on previous sessions.
To sign up or for further questions, contact Tom at:

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