About Our Classes

Marimba and Mbira Classes

Learn about Zimbabwe music and culture while having fun! Marimba classes are offered to adults and children for a 32-week period over three quarters 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.

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Tuition & Membership

Tuition for Kutsinhira members is $14 per class and $16 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

 

Monday

Kwaziwai Teen Marimba: Gary Spalter, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Intermediate Marimba: Gary Spalter, 5:45 – 7:15pm
Chinavhuro Advanced Marimba: Gary Spalter, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Tuesday

Pemberai Int. Marimba: Wanda Walker, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Jenaguru Ensemble: 5:45 – 7:15pm

Wednesday

Teen Int. Marimba: Gary Spalter, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Mafaro Marimba: Maggie Donahue, 5:45 – 7:15pm
Mhondoro Ensemble: 7:30 – 9:00pm

Thursday

Youth Marimba: Gary Spalter, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Chapwititi Advanced Teen Marimba: 5:45 – 7:15pm
Beginning Marimba: Caleb Donahue, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Saturday

Choral Singing: Ratie Dangarembwa, 12:00–1:00pm

Sunday

Intermediate Mbira: Wanda Walker, 10:00 – 11:30am
Nyunga Nyunga Mbira: Wanda Walker, 11:45 – 1:15pm

Kutsinhira Repertoire

Kutsinhira’s repertoire began with Dumisani Maraire compositions and arrangements. Over our 30 year history, we’ve learned songs from an ever expanding group of teachers and musicians. We recently attempted to catalog this repertoire in to a simple spreadsheet database. It is meant both as a resource and historical record of how this music came to Kutsinhira. We welcome comments and suggested additions or edits.  Kutsinhira Repertoire