About Our Classes

Announcement: Tuition Assistance

Kutsinhira will be offering a limited number of tuition assistance grants to incoming and returning students who intend to enroll in a full-year of marimba class. Tuition assistance will be awarded in a lottery process. To enter the lottery, fill out and return the application form to spalter4611@msn.com by September 28, 2018.
The tuition assistance will provide $50/term off of the term class fee.  Tuition assistance will continue through the academic year contingent on the ability of the student to:
  1. Have a positive impact on their class
  2. Maintain good attendance with fewer than three absences from class per term


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


Young Children Percussion (7-12 yo): John Mambira, 10:00–11:00am


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