Group lessons and workshops on
Zimbabwe-style marimba

20th Annual Recital by the Students of MyLinda King

Feb. 28th, 2015
Portland Foursquare Church
2830 NE Flanders St. Portland 97232
Noon-3:30pm Doors open at 11:30am

Raffle to benefit the Portland-Mutare Sister City Organization and Africa AIDS Response

Put on your dancing shoes and come hear six marimba bands play high-energy music from Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.

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2012 Summer Marimba Camp for Kids at MyLinda King's Outdoor Studio

2010 Marimba Camp

Learn to play the high-energy music of Zimbabwe, Africa in a group setting!

Taught by MyLinda King, ten-year member and former musical director of Portlandís popular marimba band, BOKA MARIMBA. at Boka Marimba's former studio. No experience necessary.

Students learn to play high-energy marimba music from Zimbabwe on seven African-style marimbas (wooden xylophones played with rubber mallets) and hosho (gourd shakers). The marimbas range in size from the sit-down soprano to the five-foot high booming bass. No prior musical experience necessary. The music is upbeat, highly rhythmic, and involves the cooperation of five to nine players.

Class instruments provided. Rental instruments are sometimes available for practice.

No marimba teacher in your town? Group workshops are available. Repertoire includes over 60 traditional and contemporary marimba pieces. Groups are provided the individual instrumental parts for traditional pieces and instruction in integrating those parts into a flowing whole. MyLinda works with you at whatever level of musical proficiency you have achieved and speak the musical language that will help you, whether it's standard Western notation, rote repetition or recording. She also provides hosho instruction, a vital piece of the ensemble puzzle often missing in Western marimba bands.
Workshops not an option? Take lessons by mail! You can communicate by mail, telephone and e-mail -- receive tape cassettes, sheet music to have lessons in the comfort of your home. These lessons are designed for a group of five to nine players rather than an individual player.

MyLinda is certified to teach in the Portland Public Schools. She has taught marimba classes at Buckman Elementary, Sellwood Middle School, Sunnyside Elementary, the Metropolitan Learning Center and many other area schools. She also helps schools to start parent-child marimba programs.

All class instruments are provided. Rentals are occassionally available to students who wish to practice outside of class. Classes meet for an hour and a half after school.

For more information call MyLinda King at (503) 233-4372 or email marimba (at) teleport (dot) com

Custom marimbas

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