About Our Classes

New Class Offering

Zimbabwean Percussion and Rhythms for Children (7-12 yo).  Taught by our dynamic and engaging instructor John Mambira, originally from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, this is a great class for younger children to experience drumming, singing, marimba and dancing.

Saturdays, 11:00a – 11:50a, Nov. 3 – Dec. 8 (5 classes)

Cost: $40 for 5 classes

Contact Sue Dickman if interested at suedickman@comcast.net


Marimba and Mbira Classes

Marimba classes are offered to adults and children for a 32-week period over three terms beginning in September. Mbira lessons are offered on a class by class basis. If you are interested in joining a marimba or mbira class contact Education Director Sue Dickman.


Tuition & Membership

Tuition for Kutsinhira members is $150 and $170 for non-members; a yearly membership (which runs from September to August) is $40 for an individual and $65 for a family. Membership provides reduced tuition for classes and workshops, plus newsletters, email notification of events, participation in our annual membership meeting/party, discounts on CDs, t-shirts, concerts, etc.


Mid-year Enrollment

Beginning classes are not offered every term of the year. Accommodations can be made to enroll new players in on-going classes with private tutoring and free observations in those classes. To be added to a list of interested students or get information about enrolling in on-going classes or private tutoring contact Education Director Sue Dickman. With other questions feel free to contact Executive Director Gary Spalter. We hope to see you in class soon!

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Class and Ensemble Schedule



Teen Marimba Class: Gary Spalter, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Beginning Marimba Class: Gary Spalter, 5:45 – 7:15pm
Advanced Marimba Class: Gary Spalter, 7:30 – 9:00pm


Intermediate Marimba Class: Wanda Walker, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Jenaguru Ensemble: 5:45 – 7:15pm
Beginning Marimba Class: Gary Spalter7:30 – 9:00pm


Chitatu Youth Marimba Class: Wanda Walker, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Mafaro Marimba Class: Maggie Donahue, 5:45 – 7:15pm
Mhondoro Ensemble: 7:30 – 9:00pm


Chapwititi Youth Ensemble: 5:45 – 7:15pm
Intermediate Marimba Class: Gary Spalter, 7:30-9:00pm


Rhythm & Percussion for Children Level 2 (7-12 yo):   John Mambira, 10:00–10:50am

Rhythm & Percussion for Children Level 1 (7-12 yo): John Mambira, 11:00–11:50am


Nyunga Nyunga Mbira Class: Wanda Walker, 10:30 – 11:30am
Mbira class: Wanda Walker, 12:00 – 1:00pm