Nathan Beck

Nathan Beck

Nathan Beck has been a percussionist since high school. He was very involved in a drum and bugle corps (the Argonauts and Santa Clara Vanguard) in the 1980s. After graduating from Lewis & Clark College in 1992, Nathan joined Boka Marimba.

Taken by the sounds of Zimbabwean music, he spent 18 months traveling and learning the mbira tradition in Zimbabwe. Some of Nathan's teachers include Tute Chigamba, Garadziva Chigamba, Garikayi Tirikoti, Wiri Chigonga, Cosmas Magaya, Musekiwa Chingodza, and Forward Kwenda. He currently plays with Boka Marimba, Njuzu Mbira, Loveness Wesa & the Bantus, and daylights as a math teacher in the Beaverton School District in Oregon.


Name Sessions Enrollment
Advanced Marimba - Chipindura
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Advanced
Session 5 (Sat 1:00 PM) 7/9 students
Intermediate Marimba - Qongqothwane (The Cockroach-Click Song)
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Intermediate
Session 6 (Sat 3:30 PM) 9/9 students