The Adams Academy Series is designed to bring accessibility and quality to the youngest percussionists. Students can learn on a 3.0 or 3.5 octave range of Soloist Series bars that have been tuned with the same method as the top of the line series, perfect for school or home use.


Adams Academy Series Marimbas feature a patent-pending Integrated Resonator Rail System that provides not only a quality bar suspension and box resonator format, but also the rigid Aluminum Beam structure that makes Academy the most durable instruments on the market.


Academy Marimbas feature the same Padouk bars as used on the Adams Soloist Series instruments, giving the player a true graduated bar instrument to learn and grow on. The AMPD33R 3.3 octave Academy Marimba with Resonators is designed to be an affordable option that allows the intermediate student to work on many of the pieces written for a low A marimba, all while still having the full tone and projection of a full-size marimba.


Academy Series Marimbas

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Academy series keyboards can be used either on a tabletop or with the double leg, X-style stand included with each instrument. The stand fits securely into one of three incremental slots to ensure stability while allowing the instrument to fit any size player. It’s simple yet ergonomic lightweight design lends itself for easy storage and set-up.

A carry handle is provided to make transport easy, and a soft case is available separately for extra protection. In addition, a drop cover and one pair of mallets are provided so students can begin playing as soon as the instrument is set-up.




3.0, 3.3


Aluminum Beam Integrated Resonator Rail System, 3 position adjustable X stand


Alpha Tuning System


Drop cover, 1 pair of MB1 mallets included

Soft bag cases available


Transverse Resonator System

Transverse Resonator System enhances the tonal performance.

Removable Resonators

Resonators detach for fold-up storage or transportation.

Adjustable Height

The included Xstand adjusts to 3 playing heights and locks securely into place to safely cradle the instrument.

Carry Handle

With a built-in carrying handle and included keyboard stand, Academy Series instruments can quickly be set up or stored at home and school.


Aluminum Beam Integrated Resonator Rail System, 3 position adjustable X stand

Model Number Description Tuning Range Bar Width Length Low End High End Weight
AMPD30 3.0 Academy Marimba A=442 Hz. C3 – C6 2.3” – 1.6” 52.5” 32.5” 19.75” 64 Lbs (w/Stand)
AMPD33R 3.3 Academy Marimba with Resonators A=442 Hz. A2 – C6 2.3” – 1.6” 59.75” 34.5” 19.75” 80 lbs (with stand and resonators)