Jeremy Phillips

Jeremy Phillips

Jeremy Phillips, co-founder of Zimma-Rimba and published author, currently resides in Texas with his wife, Mary Carla, and daughter, Chloe. He received his bachelor's in music education, a master's in saxophone performance from The University of Georgia, and continued doctoral studies at the University of North Texas.

Jeremy has been teaching elementary music at Pinkerton Elementary School in Coppell, Texas, for nine years, and has been actively involved in Zimbabwean-style marimba music for seven years. He has written and arranged over 30 pieces for his elementary elementary ensemble, Rova Marimba and Drum, and his Zimma-Rimba marimba ensembles for youth and adults. Under his direction, Rova Marimba and Drum is an invited ensemble for the Texas Music Educator's 2011 annual convention. Recent performances by the Zimma-Rimba youth ensembles include the Meyerson Symphony Center, Southern Methodist University Christmas Service, Texas Christian University Percussion Concert, and a benefit concert for Munhu, an organization that raises money for schools in Zimbabwe.


Name Sessions Enrollment
Intro/Beg. Marimba for children (ages 9 and up) - Tangira and Chikokoma
Children, Marimba: Children; Introductory/Beginner
Session 3 (Fri 3:30 PM) 3/9 students
Advanced Beginning Marimba for Children & Youth - Gandanga and Pata Pata
Children, Marimba: Children, Teens; Advanced Beginner
Session 4 (Sat 9:30 AM) 8/9 students