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Beginning Youth Marimba Class Series with David Alderice in Hotchkiss, CO
October 19 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Beginning Youth Marimba Classes with David Alderdice — 1.25 hour classes: Thursday afternoons starting Oct. 19 through November 9th from 3:45pm – 5:00pm. Geared for youth 3rd through 8th grade. $50 for the four week series. 872-4238 to register.
Marimba playing is accessible with a fast return on the student’s time investment because the basic sounds are easy to achieve instantly; the musical complexity comes with the rhythmic syncopation, the layering of the parts, the implied music theory, the underlying form of subdivisions and phrasings, the group feel, and the human interaction and cooperation that makes it all possible.
Much of the music we teach on the marimba is traditional music from the southern regions of Africa as well as working with traditional music from the Americas. We also teach improvisational techniques, contemporary melodies, and original compositions