Amy McIntosh

Amy McIntosh is Kutandara Center's program director in Boulder, Colorado. She teaches marimba, hosho, singing, children’s games and songs and does band management. Amy began studying African music in 1994 with master instructors both from Zimbabwe and the United States. Amy is adept at many African instruments but especially loves marimba and hosho, playing both with style and grace.

Amy comes from a management background, having coordinated many environmental and educational projects for non-profit organizations and state and county governments. Amy has an amazing ability to organize ideas and people and spends much time at the Center doing so. Amy reminds students and instructors that music is not only about notes and rhythms, but about relationships among people working together toward a common goal.

Amy has performed with Ukama, Chimanimani, and the Low-Flying Knobs. She, with her partner Randy McIntosh, founded Kutandara Center in 1999. She currently performs with Kutandara, Mhuri and Project Rugare and co-directs Shamwari, Tamba!, Vana Vedu and Project Rugare.

Name Sessions Enrollment
Children's Songs and Games from Zimbabwe for Kids
Children's Songs and Games: Children; Any skill level
Session 6 (Sat 3:30 PM) 3/14 students
Presentation- How to Form a Marimba Band
Presentations: Teens, Adults; Any skill level
Session 4 (Sat 9:30 AM) 11/14 students
Children's Songs and Games from Zimbabwe for kids
Children's Songs and Games: Any age; Introductory/Beginner, Advanced Beginner
Session 3 (Fri 3:30 PM) 4/20 students