Monday, July 25, 2016

New marimba builders!

The world now has 2 NEW marimba builders! Meet Juel and Tanya Iwaasa, two delightful and skilled music educators from Wenatchee, Washington.

For April's 3-day weekend marimba building workshop we completed a 2 octave Alto marimba (now for sale) and a standard Minnie M for Tanya to take home. A very productive weekend!

Juel and Tanya Iwaasa, Minnie M, Alto

The world now has seven more marimba builders! We had a great workshop last weekend and were super productive, building 2 full marimbas that will be going to a local school in need.

One more summer workshop coming up this weekend, with a couple spots still available if you want to cool off in Bellingham, WA.

with Roger, Holly, Keith, Maria, Jordan, Frank and Kristy
We purposely made the low-riding soprano with a mish-mash of different wood pieces found in my shop - cherry, padauk, purpleheart, mahoganies... With buzzers, it sounds very consistent across the scale - as good a sound as any soprano I've made. And fully integrated, you could say.