Incorporating African-Style Marimba into Your Xylophone Repertoire
Participants will experience first-hand the benefits and excitement of Zimbabwean style marimba music in their classroom. They will learn playing and teaching techniques from this master teacher as they play and also gain background information on this fascinating music. Participants will also learn the keys to creating a high-level performing group at their own school.
Walt has presented clinics and workshops on three continents, as well as national, regional, and state conventions for AOSA and MENC/NAfME. He frequently tours and performs with his student marimba bands, Rugare (elementary age), ‘Baduku (middle-school age) and ‘Bahuru (high-school age). His books areHot Marimba!, Marimba Mojo! and Son of Hot Marimba. Walt teaches K-5 General music in Richland, WA. He has received several awards for his teaching, including the Washington State Excellence in Education Award.