We offer FREE educational resources because we understand how important they are for the growth of young musicians. We also provide unique opportunities to get up close with professional musicians and learn from their performance careers.


As part of our action to move towards a more diverse and inclusive music world (please see our blog for more information), we have created an online database of marimba music from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color from around the world, starting with Black composers. We would love for this project to expand and include the efforts of our community! Please feel free to contribute new pieces to the database by contacting us here. We would also like to recommend checking out Percussion Pieces by Black Composers for more resources.


We provide educational clinics for music programs in schools throughout Southern California.

These clinics are led by local marimba artists, percussionists, and musicians, who will share their musical knowledge and experience in the music industry. Clinics also give students an opportunity to perform their own music and receive feedback from the clinician.

Topics of the clinics vary depending on the clinician and specific requests from the schools. Examples of our clinic topics are: performance technique, color and texture in music, ensemble playing, and etc.

If your school is interested in hosting SCM for a clinic, please reach out to us at inspire@scmarimba.org and we will drop by for a visit!


Masterclasses focus more on the technique and artistry of the participating students.

While the program of a masterclass depends largely on the featured artist, it typically includes a lecture on a musical concept, performances from students, and in-depth feedback from the artist.

All masterclasses are open to the public and free for students. Those interested in performing can sign up ahead of time for consideration. Whether performing or not, attendees have an invaluable opportunity to learn from and connect with other artists.

A SCM masterclass usually precedes an evening concert and is hosted by the featured artist(s) of the concert. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates!

Masterclass led by Beverley Johnston | June 2019

Masterclass led by Nancy Zeltsman | May 2019

Clinic at Chapman University, led by Christina Cheon | March 2019

Masterclass led by Heartland Marimba Quartet | February 2018

Masterclass led by Naoko Takada | April 2017

Clinic at Paramount High School, led by Joanna Chen & Ryan Yamashiro | March 2017 

Clinic at Woodbridge High School, led by Kelly Shin | January 2017

Clinic for Alvarado Intermediate School and Rowland High School,
led by Christina Cheon & Lana Lui | Dec. 2016