Try your hand at marimba music

Adults can join youth at the World Music Youth Summer Camp in Errington this month

Adults who would like to learn to play the marimbas will have the opportunity at a class in Errington starting Aug 11.

Sarah Van Borek taught marimba at the popular World Music Youth Summer Camp last year and she will return to teach that music and a traditional South African gum boot dance again to youth at the Errington Hall Aug. 11 through 15.  After a number of adults showed interest in learning the marimbas last year, Van Borek is also offering four one-hour sessions this year from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday that week, for $40.

Van Borek has been teaching South African marimba music on and off since 1999, incorporating a variety of other cultural elements into the mix. She has African Marimba teacher training accreditation from a school in South Africa called amaAmbush.

She also has a master of fine arts degree in film and TV production from the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and a bachelor of media arts degree from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver).  Van Borek currently teaches community projects and core media at Emily Carr.

Adults interested in the class can call Val Dare to register at 250-586-6583 or email her at vgdare@gmail.com.

 

—News Staff