We are a local, DFW-area family with 4 kiddos.   As a drummer in high school I was excited when my son, Carson, tried out for the band percussion class in 6th grade and was accepted. I expected to purchase all the typical stuff – sticks, music books, drum pad, etc..  but I was a bit surprised by the requirement to obtain a practice marimba.

I contacted all the local music stores and learned my options were $1,600 to purchase a new marimba or rent one for roughly $60/mo.  Neither of those seemed like a great option so I started combing craigslist and other classified sites to find a cheaper, used option.  Fortunately, I was able to locate one at a decent price and purchased it.

As an entrepreneur, I see these challenges through a different lens.  I realize that other parents are facing similar challenges so I launched DFWMarimbas.com to provide marimba rentals at a lower price and with better service.  How do we do it?

  1. We purchase used marimbas then we clean and repair them. We have less invested in each marimba so we can rent them for less.
  2. We don’t have much overhead as we run this business part-time from our home with no employees, no rent, etc..
  3. We utilize the latest off-the-shelf secure web technologies for recurring billing to reduce the manual work required.
  4. This isn’t a full-time business and doesn’t require a full-time salary.  Therefore, I pass those savings on to parents.

Thank you for doing business with us!  Feel free to rent your marimba or contact us if you have any questions!

Cassidy Lackey