We believe that rhythm and music are an inherent part of human nature and that each of us has the ability to uncover this nature. We believe that YOU have musical ability and ARE a musical person. We are committed to giving you an opportunity to experience music and its many uplifting, joyous, and healing qualities–no matter your age or previous experience. Scroll down for the details on upcoming classes!
We offer classes for all ages and levels of ability. In general, adult students start in our introductory classes and progress with their class through our skill and song levels.
Kutandara’s adutl marimba class provided me with an opportunity for musical joy, accomplishment, creativity, and community in an otherwise dark and difficult time in my life. Thank you!– adult student
At various points in this process, there will be opportunities for additional growth; as ability and experience grow in each student, so do the opportunities.
At the end of each session, students share with friends and family what they have achieved in an informal concert. Even our most introductory classes and students are able to play a song or two…and feel proud of their achievements together!
I began studying marimba at Kutandara a year after suffering a traumatic brain injury that rendered me unable to work temporarily. Although I cannot claim that marimba cured me, it certainly helped! The camaraderie of the class and the community at Kutandara helped me find my new normal.– adult student
Where can participating in classes at Kutandara lead?
• lasting friendships
• increased self-confidence
• improved focus at home and work
• ownership in being part of something bigger than yourself
• possible membership in our performance band Kutandara
• travel opportunities through our Music & Culture Tour of Zimbabwe
• cultural exchange experiences through our Visiting Artist Program
• and so much more!
Check out these upcoming opportunities to try marimba for yourself…and bring a friend!
Come play Zimbabwean marimba! Learn music in a safe and supportive setting where you’ll become part of a team whose success depends upon listening and cooperation. You’ll be playing a song or two by the end of the session and, most importantly, you’ll grow and change in ways that will surprise you!
2023 Fall I Session | $240
7-week session September 7-October 19, 2023 | SAVE YOUR SPOT HERE
2023 Fall 2 Session | $240
7-week session October 26-December 21, 2023 | SAVE YOUR SPOT HERE
No classes November 16 or November 23, 2023, for 2-week Fall Break
We’ll break down the basics for beginners, but all levels are welcome and encouraged to join in with more advanced students and performers…to truly experience community music-making!
2023 Fall Session | $490
13-week Fall Session begins September 10, 2023 | SAVE YOUR SPACE HERE
No classes November 12 or November 19, 2023, for 2-week Fall Break
Can’t commit to a whole session? Schedule a workshop for your book group, family reunion, neighborhood party, or co-workers!
Experience Zimbabwean music with your family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers for a fun, energizing, and connected experience. Workshops can be tailored for any occasion and can serve as a powerful team-building experience. Your group can come to our studio in Boulder or we can bring a workshop to you. Workshops can be designed for any age of participants ages 6-96!
$200 per hour @ Kutandara
$300 per hour @ your location in Boulder County