Welcome to marimbas.com.au – home of Jon Drews, orchestral marimba maker and tuner located in Melbourne, Australia.

Mallet instrument tuning & repair

Since 2011, Jon Drews has been providing a professional mallet instrument tuning and repair service for schools, universities, professional percussionists and community ensembles right across Australia.

professional instrument tuning service for:

  • Marimbas
  • Xylophones
  • Vibraphones
  • Glockenspiels
  • Orff instruments
  • Classroom percussion

I offer a FREE INSTRUMENT PICKUP & DELIVERY SERVICE* for tuning & repair orders over $550 value, within 20kms of Melbourne city. Call today to discuss your ensemble tuning and repair requirements, or to request a no-obligation quote.
INTERSTATE CUSTOMERS: Please call to discuss shipping options.


  • Climate-controlled tuning environment, to match your ideal playing conditions.  All tuning is carried out by Jon – an experienced mallet percussionist with an understanding of Australian conditions.
  • Personalised service – no two tuning jobs are the same.  Your instrument is analysed in detail, tuning options are discussed, then tuning is completed to satisfy your playing style and preferences.
  • Fast, same-week turnaround (advance bookings recommended).
  • Precise tuning of fundamentals and all overtones.
  • Correction of problematic edge tones and clashing overtones.
  • Keyboard stretching, where required, including all overtones.
  • Tuning to any pitch standard and any temperament.
  • Complete ensemble tuning for schools, orchestras, universities and community ensembles.
  • Melbourne metro area pickup and delivery service available (optional) for super-fast and hassle-free service.
  • 100% Australian owned and operated business.

Book early to ensure a fast turnaround!

Restored Korogi Xylophone
Orff Metallophone tone bars
Tuning a Marimba
Marimba Bars made to order
Orff Xylophone

Marimba made in Melbourne by Jon Drews MALLET INSTRUMENT TUNING & REPAIR PRICES
Marimba Tuning  
    Marimbas 4.3 octaves or smaller: $91 /octave
    Marimbas larger than 4.3 octaves: $98 /octave
Xylophone Tuning: $85 /octave
Vibraphone Tuning: $85 /octave
Glockenspiel Tuning: $75 /octave
Orff Schulwerk & Classroom Instruments  
    Wooden bar instruments: $7 /note
    Metallophones & Glockenspiels: $6 /note
Wooden Tone Bar repair & resurfacing: Same as tuning cost (Tuning also required)
Pickup & Delivery: FREE for orders $550 and over, or $70 flat rate within 20kms of Melbourne city.
(Note that tuning only part of an instrument is generally not possible, nor advisable!)
*Free Pickup & Delivery offer is available within 20kms of Melbourne CBD.
Service may be available outside this area at additional cost  – call for pricing.
Single pickup/delivery rate applies for multiple instruments if required.

All prices include GST and are subject to change without notice.

Call Jon on 0423 475 527 to discuss your tuning requirements and arrange an appointment for your instrument!