Karin Tauscher

Karin Tauscher

Karin Tauscher has had a life-long passion for music and studied voice, guitar, and piano before discovering marimba in the early 1990s. She began studying Zimbabwean music in 1995 and has enjoyed learning from numerous North American and Zimbabwean musicians, including Sheasby Matiure, Musekiwa Chingodza, Cosmas Magaya, Fradreck Mujuru, Tendai Muparutsa, Michael Breez, Nathan Beck, and many others.

Karin has been teaching marimba to youth and adults in Washington and Oregon since 1998. Since moving to Hood River, Oregon, in 2003, she has taught in Columbia Gorge area schools as well as in her home studio. Karin currently teaches classes for elementary-aged youth through adults, and directs Chigwaya Youth Marimba. She has been a member of Boka Marimba since 2005, and has lately been performing with Njuzu Mbira. Karin especially enjoys singing with marimba and mbira.


Name Sessions Enrollment
Beginning Hosho for Marimba Players
Hosho: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 7 (Sun 1:00 PM) 9/20 students
Singing - Singing for Marimba Players
Marimba, Singing: Teens, Adults; Any skill level
Session 4 (Sat 9:30 AM) 12/15 students