JOAN LITHGOW has been working in the music industry for more than 35 years and has spent the last 10 years working with various organizations consulting in the field of African Marimba Training and Playing.

Her passion for Marimbas knows no bounds and her dream is to give every child in South Africa the opportunity to play the Marimba, a truly African musical instrument!

Lithgow’s philosophy about music is simple, “I am completely non-elitist and believe that everyone should have the chance to play music, not just the privileged few that can afford it”.

To this end she has developed a unique methodology for teaching Marimbas in large groups, thus affording every child the wonderful experience of making music together.

Lithgow has also trained over 1000 teachers in “ How to teach Marimbas in the Classroom”

She has a wide range of expertise and depth of insight into Marimbas and Music and can advise individuals, schools and groups on all related matters. She is a sought after teacher and is known for her ability to bring out the best in people.