US Based Marimba One Artists

Events in US

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 8:58am
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:42pm

US Institutions

Broken Arrow Public Schools
Butler University
California State University, Bakersfield
Cypress Creek High School
Del Mar College
Dickinson High School
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Orchestra
Georgetown ISD
Jackson School District
Juan Diego Catholic High School
Lakeview High School
Lehman High School
Lone Star High School
Marine Band
Midland Odessa Symphony
Morristown High School
North Star High School
Queens College
Reedy High School
Roosevelt High School
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Santa Rosa Jr. College
Seton Hill University
Stetson University
Stony Point High School
Sun Prairie Area School District
Texas Christian University
Trinity University
University of Louisiana, Monroe
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Verona High School
Westfield High School
Westwood High School
William J Brennan High School
Wingate University

US Reviews

The marimba is wonderful. Everyone is very happy with both the instrument and the incredible way that you and Denise handled every part of the transaction. Your positivity and beautiful instruments will continue to have a lasting impact in our community.
Thanks again. 

Mark Foster, Empire State Youth Orchestra

I have been unbelievably pleased with our new Izzy! It is without a doubt the best sounding marimba I have ever played on, and it is a perfect complement to our existing 3100 series marimba. I’ve never felt a marimba respond so quickly to nuance, or have a low end that sounds this good! Kudos to you and your team for making such a work of art!

Jed Leach
Georgetown ISD
Percussion Director

Jed Leach

Hi –

The marimba is beautiful, and it sounds incredible!  Putting it together yesterday was a real blast, too. My percussionist colleague and I kept saying, "Wait. Is it really this easy to put together?" You guys have thought of everything in the design, the packing, the construction, and you even pre-strung the bars. Absolutely wonderful!

Thank you!!!!!!!!!


Jonathan Lauff
Neuqua Valley High School
National GRAMMY Signature School
Fine Arts Department Chair


Jonathan Lauff

I love my 5.0 Izzy and the fact that the Marimba One team was able to sign rail one for me. It's a huge motivator to practice everyday when I see those names proudly written and knowing the talent and experience behind those names representing decades of careful design and construction. I'm quite happy with my choice, which took me two years to make. Lot's of looking and vacillating. The basso bravo resonators and the quality of the rosewood were what kept me looking at marimba one as the 'baseline" for others to beat, and they didn't. There's a lot of hype out there, but it's all about the richness of the sound that matters most, and that's exactly what I got.
Thank you!


Bruce Davies

I've been quite busy but have been meaning to write you. Looks like you beat me to it! Thank you so much for the wonderful instrument that I received. I'm very happy with the consistency of the board and the new frame design is really nice. Aside from that, I was hopeful for a darker-colored board and that's exactly what I got. It's absolutely gorgeous. My first gig will be on Easter in a humungous church and I can't tell you how excited I am to hear it in that space!

Gary Shuda

Hi Ron!
I can't thank you enough for the tour yesterday! We were able to put our new marimba together in our percussion class no problem.  The kids were completely thrilled and the admin and teachers kept coming in to look at it.  Thank you for a great experience and sharing your expertise with my students and admin.

Lia Thomas
Corvallis High School 

Lia Thomas, Corvallis High School

"It is an AWESOME instrument!"

Scott Baldwin, Reedy High School

Thank you for building us such a beautiful instrument!  It sounds fantastic and I know it will benefit us for many decades.


Sean Wagoner, University of Oregon

You guys are fantastic and the marimba is incredible.  I really appreciate all the work and precision you guys put into your craft.    The marimba is really incredible.  Truly a work of art.   The instrument is amazing. The best sounding keyboard I’ve come across and I can't thank you enough for it.

Cameron Figueroa

The instrument is beautiful in looks and sound. It had its first concert performance last month - I added a marimba quartet to the beginning of a Bach piece we were playing. Of course I had to arrange it so the low C was used a few times.  The students are staff are thrilled with the instrument.


Jonathan Lauff
Neuqua Valley High School
National GRAMMY Signature School
Fine Arts Department Chair

Jonathan Lauff

!Also I recently went to the PAS Keyboard competition at Marcus, and I wanted to share with you  that everyone was eyeing my marimba. It is an amazing instrument and has improved my playing and performing so much! I remember seeing one person who just couldn’t stop pointing at it and whispering to other people about it. But anyways, thank you for all of your help! You have been a huge part of my success this year!

Austin Keck

Dear Ron,

thank you so much for this wonderful vibraphone! We are really happy and enjoy the fantastic sound. Your service is excellent - everything was just perfect!




Thank you for everything.  The marimba is beautiful and it is such a pleasure to hear my son play. He has never been happier.

Jenny Toms

Thank you for the wonderful marimba we recently purchased and received. It is everything we could have hoped for and more! 

Ben Ruetten
Berlin High School


Ben Ruetten

The new marimba sounds great! Hopefully we can try one of the One Vibes as well in the future.

Rick Dior

Professor of Percussion
University of North Carolina, Charlotte 

Rick Dior

I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that the marimba arrived safely yesterday and it is beautiful. I couldn't be happier.
Thank you so much for the wonderful instrument and for all the help. We're lucky to have you in the business. 

Jed Blodgett, Juan Diego Catholic High School

My Marimba One Izzy arrived today and I could not be happier. It is such a beautiful instrument, both in sound and appearance. I am so grateful.


Malinda Griffin

Dear Ron Samuels & Team:

I received and assembled my marimba today, and I am beside myself with glee. I had high hopes and expectations, and you have exceeded them. The marimba is stunningly beautiful in every way: sound, sight, and engineering. Color and grain are exactly what I wanted, and even more beautiful than I imagined. The sound gives me goosebumps. Hats off to all of you. You have made me a very happy man!! :)

Please share this message with the build team, tuner, etc.

All the Best,

Russ Osborn
Baltimore, MD


Russ Osborn

Thank you for building such a great instrument for Butler University - again!!!

My students assembled the marimba and they are raving about the sound and quality.

We are fortunate to have yet another beautiful instrument of yours at Butler.  This instrument will be happily used by my students (and me!) at Butler for years to come.

Jon Crabiel
Butler University

Jon Crabiel

It's a truly beautiful instrument! Many thanks.

Jingdong Hua


Thank you so much for the beautiful marimba! I absolutely love it!

It was a great pleasure doing business with you.

Take care,
Steve Yaros

Steve Yaros

Never have I had the pleasure of playing such a gorgeous instrument in auditory and visual beauty. Your hard work and dedication shows

Andrew Ferdig

Thank you so much! We love our marimba!

Sunnie Giles

Thank you so much!  You guys are awesome and I love your instruments.  I'm so happy I have my Marimba :) :) :)

Cara Wildman

Hi Ron,

I've been trying to get a Marimba One for about 15 years, and we finally got one! Thank you for the care and attention to detail that these instruments display. Our program has instantly changed.



Mr. Keith Sorensen
Director of Bands
Clearfield High School
931 S 1000 E
Clearfield UT 84015

Keith Sorensen

"I received the mallets and the bag today... You guys have the best customer service and highest quality products, and no one comes close to being as helpful and understanding as you guys."

Hannah Weidner


Our students are thrilled to no end to have one of your vibraphones.  In the future, we look forward to purchasing a Marimba from you.  Thank you for making a great instrument and making it so that could purchase it. 


Danilo Lozano, Whittier College

I wanted to say thank you for making such beautiful instruments.  I am so lucky to be able to give my students access to an instrument that will always inspire them to be greater musicians, rather than discourage them with built-in limitations.  The Basso Bravo/Enhanced Voicing combo really makes the instrument sing!  This is also my first experience with the Izzy frame, and as I expected, it's working great.  Keep up the wonderful work, it is greatly appreciated.

Jason Van Note
Assistant Band Director
Roosevelt High School
San Antonio, TX

Jason Van Note

I just wanted to let you know that the marimba arrived on Friday and is absolutely beautiful. We are thrilled to be the owners of this instrument.  Thank you for making this quality marimba.

Kathryn Ripley

Kenosha Unified School District

Director Tremper Band

Kathryn Ripley

You guys are seriously the best. Overnighting a marimba bar so that I have a superb sounding instrument for a notch customer service. It shows real care and passion for what you do, not to mention taking care of a customer. 

Michael Haldeman

I love it, absolutely love it. Super impressed with the shipping containers and packaging.   Thank you!   

Bruce Davies


Thanks so much! The new instrument and the new frames are fantastic.


Josh Byrd, DMA
University of West Georgia Bands

Josh Byrd

I am so pleased with my instrument and I could not be happier with it! I have already gotten to play some small performances with the instrument and I continuously get so many complements about the sound, the quality, and the beautiful appearance of the instrument. I am so very excited though that I will be performing a concerto next weekend with my instrument and I can't wait to show off the marimba to a wide audience.

Eric Whitmer