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This is the start of an ongoing journey through the world of African music and beyond. Along the way, I’ll be posting updates about upcoming performances, recording projects, classes, workshops, and other opportunities, as well as various random thoughts and insights. The best way to join the journey is to subscribe to this blog, and … More Welcome!

Workshops with Guest Teacher Michael Sibanda!

Renowned performer and educator Michael Sibanda will be coming through Tacoma this week on his way home from Zimfest! (Home being South Africa in this case.) This is a very special opportunity to learn Zimbabwean vocal and marimba music straight from the source. Below are the workshop details. Singing & Marimba Workshop Time: Tuesday, 8/21 … More Workshops with Guest Teacher Michael Sibanda!

Classes are on during Thanksgiving week

Hey marimba folks! Just wanted to confirm that classes are still happening this week – enough students are available/in town to keep all the classes running. There will be Beginning-Intermediate Marimba at 4:30 Wednesday, Intro Marimba at 2pm on Sat., Intermediate-Advanced Marimba at 4pm Sat., and the all-new Mallet Technique class at both 2:00 and … More Classes are on during Thanksgiving week

Announcing: Mallet Technique Class!

I’m very pleased to present the latest in Jekesa Studio’s “Skill Development” classes. (These are classes meant to suppliment your regular classes or lessons, by addressing specific skills that all good players must develop.) I’m talking about Mallet Technique, the class where we focus with laserlike precision on what you can do physically to play … More Announcing: Mallet Technique Class!