Buying a Vibraphone
I'm looking to find someone who can give me advice on whether I should purchase a xylophone, marimba or vibraphone. Since I can't see and play them at any music store I know of in Charlotte, NC. I have searched online and looked at videos but that still doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy when it comes to spending thousands on an instrument.
Any suggestions? I have done a Google search and can't even find any teachers in Charlotte.
Currently I am taking violin lessons, learning music theory and have watched some awesome Evelyn Glennie videos and Gary Burton too. After 2 years trying to learn the violin, I have improved, but at my current 63 year age, I will be in my 90s before I get any good at this instrument. I feel certain with my 6 years in a Drum and Bugle Corps going from cymbals, to tenor to snare soloist, that I could learn the mallet keyboard much quicker with less frustration and more satisfaction.
Please...any suggestions on where to see these instruments and how to find a teacher?
LeAnn Swieczkowski, 704-560-4322