TLC for your Mbira - Tuning and Maintenance

Teacher: Claire Jones

Age Levels: Teens, Adults

Skill Levels: Any skill level

Topics: Mbira

Audio recording allowed. No video recording.

Cost: $21

This workshop is for mbira owners who want guidance in taking loving care of their instruments. The teacher---who formerly tuned mbiras for Mhuri Yekwa Muchena in Zimbabwe---will give pointers on tuning, improving the sound of the mbira keys and maintaining the appearance and functionality of the buzzers and gwariva (soundboard). There will be a discussion and demonstration of all the tools necessary for tuning mbiras. Bring your questions and your mbiras that need tweaking.

Student Materials

Bring your mbiras (any tuning) and paper and pencil for taking notes.

Session Location Length
Session 8 (Sun 3:30 PM) McNary Floor 2 Lounge 1.5 hours

Workshop Enrollment

Current Students Workshop Spaces Remaining Space
11 12 1
Percent Full

92%