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



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


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


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


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


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


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