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Spring Music Workshop: Balinese Gamelan for Beginners

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Spring Music Workshop for Balinese Gamelan

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Balinese gamelan music? This introductory workshop will focus on a style of Balinese music called gamelan gendèr, an ensemble of metallophone instruments that accompanies shadow puppet theatre and other sacred Balinese ceremonies.

The music has a lightning fast sonic brilliance, a sound that can only be achieved by playing interlocking patterns with a partner. Combined with a unique damping and striking technique, the music also requires coordination, precision, speed, and stamina, making it one of the most challenging instruments to learn, but also one of the most satisfying to play!

The class size is small, designed so that each participant is given attentive instruction. We’ll go over basic technique (mallet technique, striking, damping, hand placement, and coordination). Previous musical experience and/or percussive skills are helpful, but not necessary. By the end of the 5 sessions, you should be able to play one of the classic pieces in the gendèr repertoire.

Class size is limited. Register today!



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This workshop will be held on 5 Saturdays from 1-3PM on the following dates: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7

Total workshop fee: $200 for five 2-hour classes. (Registration costs $40, and the $160 fee remainder is due on the first day of class by cash, credit/debit, or electronic transfer.)

Can't make the workshop dates? I offer private lessons! Private music lessons allow for a more personalized experience. Students are able to learn at their own speed according to their preferred schedule. This is a great option for those who would like to try before committing to a workshop. Bundle rates are available. Email for more information!

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