Mbira Group Lessons

WEDNESDAYS @ 7:30pm • 60 Mins
St Peter’s North Community Centre, 1 Marian Place, E2 9AX

The African mbira is a beautiful instrument with a sound that has traditionally been used in the southern parts of Africa as a spiritual pathway for guidance and healing.

We teach using the slightly more contemporary fifteen key F-major mbira called Nyunga Nyunga (or Kalimba) from Zimbabwe, and our workshops cover folk music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. We typically include a bit of singing and our classes are a lovely way to relax through music.

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Private Mbira Lessons & Workshops


Whether you’re a school, a community centre or an individual looking to book out a private lesson for yourself, your team or organisation, we are more than happy to come to you and deliver a lesson.

Private lessons for individuals cost £20 an hour, plus travel expenses if travelling out to you. For groups, contact us on info@tasteofsouthernafrica.com to discuss.


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Class Set-Up

We deliver all our music workshops by ear, the traditional African way, which enables students to more freely engage their senses and be present in the music and experience as a whole. All our workshops require absolutely no previous experience or knowledge of music, song or dance - or of African music in general.

Whilst the Wednesday evening group classes are 60 minutes long, privately booked workshops can be as short as 30 minutes long, typically better suited for absolute beginners or younger children, or as long as one hour to an hour and a half. Bookings can be made for half a day, a full day, or over several days. 

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