Otto Gumaelius

Marimba Music From Southern Africa

Otto Gumaelius is a London based, Botswana raised, performing artist & teacher of southern African folk music on the marimba.


 

PLAY THE AFRICAN MARIMBA

I run African music workshops on the marimba. Workshops are perfect for festivals, schools, team building, diversity day events and black history month programmes, to name a few. I also run private and group marimba classes.

Have a browse below and click through to my teaching website www.africanmarimbamusic.com for full details.

 

I REALLY ENJOYED THE CLASSES! YOUR TEACHING STYLE IS ABOUT PATIENCE AND CONSIDERATION AND I THINK YOU HAVE A VERY GOOD FEELING FOR IT
— CHRIS MULLER

African Marimba Workshops In Schools

The marimba is a wonderful classroom instrument that gives a multitude of learning experiences. Apart from being fun, playing in an ensemble boosts confidence, encourages both creativity and concentration, and it teaches participants to listen to one another and work together to produce a harmonious sound. 

Find out more on my teaching website, African Marimba Music


Diversity Day & Black History Month Workshops

Engaging your senses through music and rhythm is a great vehicle for cross cultural dialogue and understanding. It's especially relevant for Diversity Day / Black History Month programmes. Participants get to learn about the rich histories of the African continent through music - in a fun, hands-on and interactive way. 

Find out more on my teaching website, African Marimba Music.

  


Corporate & Team Building Activities

Using soprano, tenor and baritone marimbas to form an ensemble, work teams get to bond over southern African rhythms, sharing in the co-creation of lovely music. Marimba workshops are great fun and can include a bit of singing, clapping patterns and some simple traditional African dance moves! It's a great way to bring any team closer together.

Find out more on my teaching website, African Marimba Music.


Weekly Group Classes

Weekly group classes run every Wednesday evening at Saint Peter's North Community Centre in Bethnal Green, from 18:00 to 19:30. Advance booking is required. All ages and musical abilities welcome!

Use the tab below to learn more and/or to sign up for a Wednesday class.


private / One-on-One Classes

Private / one-on-one classes are available every Saturday at Saint Peter's North Community Centre in Bethnal Green. Advanced booking is required. I am also available to travel to you with the instruments for a private class at a venue of your choice. 

Use the tab below to learn more and/or to register for a private class.


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