Gideon offers classes, workshops, demonstrations and performances in music, dance, storytelling, and building musical instruments to teach about the culture, geography, and history of Africa. He engages students in trying out instruments, rhythms, songs, and shares the stories behind the instruments, songs and the dances.

Gideon Ampere is a master musician and instrument maker from Uganda, East Africa. Gideon shares the music and dance of his homeland with any and all who will listen, appreciate, and participate. He has experience performing on several Ugandan folk instruments including zithers, bow harps, tube fiddles, lyres, flutes, thumb pianos, panpipes, log xylophones and drums. Gideon has participated in workshops and artists gathering over many years as part of the CT Cultural Heritage Arts Program. He has a Master of Arts in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Connecticut.

Gideon Ampere is a master musician and instrument maker from Uganda, East Africa. Gideon shares the music and dance of his homeland with any and all who will listen, appreciate, and participate. He has experience performing on several Ugandan folk instruments including zithers, bow harps, tube fiddles, lyres, flutes, thumb pianos, panpipes, log xylophones and drums. Gideon has participated in workshops and artists gathering over many years as part of the CT Cultural Heritage Arts Program. He has a Master of Arts in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Connecticut.