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Bandura Education

Want to learn bandura?

Schools are located in Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto, New York, and in other cities around North America, staffed by leading bandura players and performers. Four bandura camps take place each summer. They are an immersive, fun way to start learning! 

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  • CONNECTICUT: Hartford:

  • MICHIGAN: Detroit:

    • The Detroit School of Bandura. Contact Andy Birko at andy.birko@gmail.com.

  • NEW YORK: New York City

  • OHIO: Cleveland:

    • Bandura Educational Commission. Contact Deacon Ihor Mahlay at  216-582-1051.

  • ONTARIO: Toronto:

    • Toronto Bandura School. Contact Ivan Dusanowskyj at idusanowskyj@gmail.com. 
    • Zoloti Struny Youth Capella. Contact Oksana Zelinska-Shevchuk at oksanazelinska@rogers.com. 

Camps and Workshops

Bandura at Bobriwka
Colebrook, CT (June)

A week-long bandura and vocal workshop. All ages welcome, but instruction is targeted at younger students

(7-15). The final concert is a showcase of Ukrainian songs performed by the students and their instructors. 

For more information, please email Irene Kytasty-Kuzma at ikykuzma@gmail.com or visit bobriwka.org.

ODUM Bandura Camp
London, ON (July)

The Organization of Democratic Ukrainian Youth invites children interested in learning how to play bandura or perfecting their skills to attend ODUM's Yurij Petlura Bandura-Sport Camp. The camp is held in July on the Oselia "Ukraina" near London, ON, and is geared towards children ages 8-16.


For more information, contact Andy Birko at 248-884-7022, or ODUM at 630-377-2071 (US) or 905-337-7374 (Canada), or email odumcamps@gmail.com.

Kobzarska Sich
Emlenton, PA (August)

Kobzarska Sich provides a unique opporunity for young people and adults to learn to play the bandura and sing Ukrainian choral music. The camp, which has been sponsored by the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus since 1979, is typically held in August at the All Saints Camp in Emlenton, Pennsylvania. 


This two-week course is intended for students 12+. It focuses on over seven hours of daily group instruction in bandura technique, history, solo and ensemble musicianship, and elementary music theory (as needed). There is also free time for sport, swimming, and relaxation. Many WBE members started as Kobzarska Sich students.

For more information, please visit the camp's Facebook Page, or the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus website