Hitty Hitty Bang Bang!

Hitty Hitty Bang Bang Marimba workshops for schools

Hitty Hitty Bang Bang! is a project that runs marimba and percussion workshops for beginners and intermediate players.

Marimbas are happy sounding, easy to learn melodic percussion instruments. The keys are made from wood, and the sound is natural and warm. As the marimbas are diatonic and the notes are written on each key as a letter, the marimba is easy to learn for people of all ages. Due to the ease of learning and the speed with which a simple piece can be played by a group, marimbas are especially suitable to children and adults with little to no prior music playing ability. Within an hour workshop, participants will be able to play a simple multipart piece together, generating a feeling of community, focus and satisfaction.

Marimba workshop with the Noosa Montessori school

Workshops are run by 1, 2 or 3 teachers, depending on need. We recommend around 1 marimba teacher for every 8 – 10 players if the participants are under 15. All three marimba workshop teachers have blue cards. For classes age 15 and over one teacher can cater for up to 30 students.

Marimba workshop
Marimba workshop at the QUT gallery, February 2020

There will be several three octave marimbas and a bass marimba available. It is possible to fit 5 or 6 players on each of the 3 octave marimbas, but 3 players per marimba is preferred. The bass marimba can have 2 players. We can have a maximum of 30 players at a workshop. Multiple workshops can be run if needed. A workshop can be 1 hour or 1 1/2 hours (1 1/2 hours recommended).

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