Chris Berry

Chris Berry began his study of African music at the age of 15 and later traveled to Zimbabwe where he lived, worked and studied as a musician for a number of years. Most of his training took place at the Mapira ceremonies. In these ceremonies, he apprenticed with and accompanied his teachers. Today Chris leads the internationally-renown band, Panjea, that uses the mbira as the basis for much of the band’s music.

Name Sessions Enrollment
Intermediate Drumming- KoreKore
Drumming: Teens, Adults; Intermediate, Advanced
Session 6 (Sat 3:30 PM) 12/20 students
Beginning Marimba- Chakanaka
Marimba: Any age; Introductory/Beginner
Session 5 (Sat 1:00 PM) 14/15 students
Intermediate Marimba- Kashinke
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Intermediate
Session 3 (Fri 3:30 PM) 12/12 students
Advanced Marimba- Composition
Marimba: Any age; Advanced
Session 7 (Sun 1:00 PM) 6/25 students
Chris Berry Orchestra Rehearsal
Marimba, Mbira, Singing, Drumming, Hosho, Guitar: Teens, Adults; Intermediate, Advanced
Session 8 (Sun 3:30 PM) 8/50 students