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About Us

Nurturing talents for self-actualization

Nairobi Institute of Music and Performing Arts (NIMPA) is a tertiary institution established, registered and licensed under Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Act under TVET Authority. NIMPA is a world class Christian institution that provides competence based education and training in creative arts for the service of God and humanity.

Our Promise to you

We believe in learning by doing, so we invest heavily in practical training like no other institution. We make sure you are ready to join the industry with the right technical skills and industry experience that make you more marketable to your future employers.

Our Philosophy

Nairobi Institute of Music and Performing Arts philosophy is the regard to growth of latent talents, recognition of the global need for quality training in Music, Film, Theater, Graphic Design, Animation and Digital Journalism, and the inculcation of positive values.

Core Values

  • Adherence to Christian morals
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Excellence
  • Equal opportunity
  • Quality
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NIMPA offers courses in creative and performing arts and prides itself in having very great facilities to support these programs.


The three departments pride themselves on having adequate equipment to support the courses. We have enough cameras for our film and photography students, enough lights, enough sound equipment, make-up kits, costume kits, brass, woodwinds, percussions, strings, and keyboard instruments. We also have African instruments for our various African instrumental ensembles.  We also have enough computers for digital literacy and other computer-aided courses.

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I joined NIMPA in September, 2021, I wanted to perfect my acting skills, currently I’ve learnt a lot, I’ve learnt how to be fluent in speaking, as you can see now, I’m not shying away and ive also perfected my acting skills. So I can say NIMPA is good!

1. Esther Mariposa

A NIMPA student and part time actor at Kina Maisha Magic East.

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"We, (music educators), are not in the business of transacting content, we are in the business of adding value.’ If you’re in Nairobi, look for the Nairobi Institute of Music and Performing Arts, visit them see what they do, and let’s all together keep adding value through music."

Levi Wataka

Musical Director, Kenya National Youth Orchestra.

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“I think NIMPA has helped me to understand that the growth curve of a student can be very different. Every student has different learning and retaining student abilities so just being able to create a curriculum that can serve the needs of every student as diverse as they are has been an amazing experience! ”

Kevin Varkeize Alegwa

performance instructor at NIMPA.

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‘The best place to nurture talents cos there are energetic and social lecturers and tutors.’

Mary Anne Isaac

NIMPA Facebook page

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‘NIMPA iko sawa’


An international student from Madagscar studying a Diploma in music technology

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Industry Experts

Meet Our Experts

Denis Ndung'u
Film Instructor
Stella Njogu
Environmental Literacy Facilitator
Boni Kanyuira
Theatre Instructor

Meet Our Leadership

Kefa Wamichwe
Board Chair
Ruth Kariuki
Board Vice Chair
James Mburu
Board Treasurer
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