Play Marimba


Not your usual elementary school band! Giant instruments, earth shaking sounds and virtuosic playing combine into a music program that kids just can’t get enough of. Play Marimba offers a joyful music making experience for children and teens in a technology-free social environment that stretches mind-body coordination, establishes leadership skills, and builds confidence backed by capacity. The music celebrates the heritage of our students by integrating traditional songs from around the world into a diverse curriculum.

Founded at Loma Vista Immersion Academy in Petaluma by school principal Jorge Arvizu and musician Tobias Sparks, our program started in 2016 with 8 students and is growing exponentially. Currently +3000 students from over 15 school districts in Fresno and Sonoma counties are engaging with music through Play Marimba’s year round programs and camps.

Play Marimba