We are a local, DFW-area family with 4 kiddos.   As a drummer in high school I was excited when my son, Carson, was accepted into the percussion class. 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 the music store recommended by the percussion instructor and learned my options were $1,700 to purchase a new marimba or rent one for about $65/mo.  I also needed to drive an hour-and-a-half round trip, fill out a long contract and lug that monster home then back again when we were done with it.    

Seems like there had to be a better option, right?  So, we created one and launched DFWMarimbas.com to provide marimba rentals at a lower price and free delivery. 

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