Let me guess, you are here because your child’s percussion instructor has asked you to obtain a practice marimba but you don’t know where to start. I was in your spot a few years ago when my son, Carson, was accepted into percussion in Carroll ISD. I expected to purchase sticks, books, drum pad, etc.. but I was a bit surprised to find out I needed to obtain a practice marimba.
I did my research and learned that I could purchase a new marimba at around $1900 or rent one for roughly $65/mo. I also needed to drive a an hour round trip, stand in line, fill out a long contract and lug a huge marimba home then haul it back again when we were done with it.
I saw a need for a better rental option. After all, I can get cookies delivered to my home in 15 minutes. In November of 2017, we launched DFW Marimbas to provide the most convenient and cost-effective option for marimba rentals. We began buying used practice marimbas, cleaning and repairing them then renting them for only $35/mo. We created a simple online signup and self-service portal like you’d expect from a startup internet company. Best of all, we delivered the marimba to their home and picked it up for free.
Business has been great and we’ve served thousands of satisfied customers. In November of 2020 we changed the name to Texas Marimbas and begain renting 4.3-octave marimbas to advanced percussionists in 2021. In 2024 we are expanding our service to Houston with plans to reach Austin a few years later.
If you have any questions about our business or service, feel free contact us.
Thank you for all your support!