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           In 2017, we began building a woodshop in the studio garage to pursue a project of building a marimba (one of my favorite instruments.)  I was soon joined by my friend Scott Murphy, a band mate and music Educator who had built an entire set of them with his middle school students.  Very soon, the popularity rose through our long-standing experience with the Masanga Marimba Ensemble, and now the enterprise has become the Los Angeles Marimba Institute, with the mission of sharing the joy of pitched percussion and it's music from all over the world. 

            We love to see the joy of instant music making on the faces of people young and old and are constantly improving our marimba designs and looking for new teaching and performing opportunities.  

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