Friday, November 9, 2018

Soprano for Sale

I have a soprano marimba available - I just felt like building one …. this comes with buzzers and I must say: it has quite an attitude! All the usual Bourne Marimbas features. $900.


Upcoming Marimba Building Workshop

None scheduled at the moment. Want to buy a marimba? If you can send one person to my 3 day workshop (free for yourself or someone you designate), we'll build it for you.  See below for details, feel free to contact me. Let's set a date!

Here's Katherine, Frank, Ben, Allison, (me), Josh, Rich and DJ with the baritone we built in my recent 3 day workshop.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Upcoming Marimba Building Workshop


September 29 to October 1 (Saturday to Monday)

and

October 26 to 28 (Friday to Sunday)

Music teachers Paul Corbierre and Charlene Sutton sand and route Paul's new baritone.
Charlene Sutton executes an initial tuning cut on a baritone bar.
A marimba for sale will be made in each workshop. The marimba buyer receives one attendance at the workshop as part of the regular selling price. Buy a marimba of your choice and your attendee can learn to build you more!

In this September workshop we will build a bass marimba for Eagle Creek Elementary School in Arlington, WA.

Additional attendees (limit 7) pay $250 for the 3 day workshop. 

This workshop format is working out real well! Teachers get a marimba and a new local builder. Many other attendees are building marimbas and some are even going into the business. 

Interested in attending? Contact me (Tom) at bournemarimbas@gmail.com


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Upcoming Marimba Building Workshops - Summer, 2018

A marimba for sale will be made in each workshop. The marimba buyer receives one attendance at the workshop as part of the regular selling price. Buy a marimba of your choice and your attendee can learn to build you more!

Additional attendees (limit 7) pay $250 for the 3 day workshop. 
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June 29- July 1 (Fri - Sun) - Instrument of your choice available for sale

August 2-4 (Thur - Sat) - We'll build a Baritone destined for Iowa

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This workshop format is working out real well! Teachers get a marimba and a new local builder. Many other attendees are building marimbas and some are even going into the business. 
       
Chris and Lauren Borodenko (Intnl. school teachers) and Les Dykema (music teacher, Dickinson, ND)
with a beautiful tenor marimba, built during our 3 day workshop in July 2017

Weekend class with marimba builder Tom Bourne
Where: Bourne Marimbas in Bellingham, Washington USA

Cost: $250, one free attendance with the purchase of the instrument we build.

As with our previous classes, we will build a complete marimba from start to finish.
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: