Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Upcoming Marimba Building Workshop - July 26-28

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 $300 for the 3 day workshop. 

July 26- July 28 (Fri - Sun) - Instrument of your choice available for sale


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: $300, 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:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Go With The Flow!

I love flow charts and have created one to represent my process of building a soprano marimba.

This flow chart would be a fun thing to track as one watches my video "Crafting Your Marimba" which was made for me by Isiah Corey and is now approaching 275,000 views on Youtube.