Nathan Beck

Nathan Beck has been a percussionist since high school. He was very involved in drum and bugle corps (Argonauts and Santa Clara Vanguard) in the 1980's. After graduating from Lewis & Clark College in 1992, Nathan joined Boka Marimba. Being taken by the sounds of Zimbabwean music, he spent 18 months traveling and learning the mbira tradition in Zimbabwe. Some of his teachers include Tute Chigamba, Garadziva Chigamba, Garikayi Tirikoti, Wiri Chigonga, Cosmas Magaya, Musekiwa Chingodza, and Forward Kwenda. Currently, he plays with Boka Marimba, Njuzu Mbira, Loveness Wesa & the Bantus. Nathan daylights as a math teacher in the Beaverton School District.

Name Sessions Enrollment
Intermediate Marimba- Mahororo
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Intermediate
Session 7 (Sun 1:00 PM) 9/10 students
Advanced Beginning Marimba- Siponono
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Advanced Beginner
Session 3 (Fri 3:30 PM) 12/12 students
Intermediate Marimba - Sabhuku
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Intermediate
Session 6 (Sat 3:30 PM) 10/10 students