Marim-Bar Drums and Percussion

Jeremy R. Johnston, D.M.A.

Jeremy Johnston, percussionist

performer, music educator, percussion instrument manufacturer and services.

Keyboard Percussion Services

Marimba, Xylophone, and Vibraphone tone bar re-tuning

Marimba and Xylophone bar restoration (requires re-tuning)

Marimba and Xylophone bar repair (chipping, dents, some cracks, etc.) (requires re-tuning)

Keyboard Percussion Products

Practice Marimba* (made with African Padauk bars unless otherwise requested)

  • 5 Octaves

  • 4.3 Octaves

Marimba and Xylophone replacement bars (made of select Honduras Rosewood, African Padauk, or other woods upon request)

* Practice Marimbas can be purchased, rented, or used on a Rent-to-Own plan.  Please Contact Me to learn more.

 

 

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Deagan Marimba - Before Restoration

Deagan Marimba - Before Restoration

Deagan Marimba - After Restoration

Deagan Marimba - After Restoration

Handmade Instruments

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Woodblocks (made of Rock Maple or other woods upon request)

Tongue Drums and Log Drums

 

 

 

 Custom-Built Practice Marimba

Toy-Xylophone

 

Testimonials

I was able to get a low C for our Yamaha 5100 in about 3 days. It fits and it's in tune! Great friendly service!

- Bob Adney
Percussion Faculty, MacPhail Center for Music

When I cracked my low C a few days before a recording session, Jeremy supplied me with a gorgeous replacement bar. It sounds fantastic- deep, rich, resonant. Plus, it blends in perfectly with the rest of my original Marimba One keyboard. A true craftsmen and a great ear... Thanks Jeremy!

- Jenny Klukken
Percussionist and Educator based in Minneapolis, MN

 

I am so incredibly happy with Jeremy's work on my old Deagan marimba! Before he got his hands on it the instrument was unplayable. It was very out of tune and was in horrible cosmetic condition. Jeremy did a beautiful job refinishing and cleaning all the bars... The instrument has finally been restored to its original glory thanks to Jeremy Johnston's work!

- Erik Schee
Percussionist and Educator based in Minneapolis, MN