RCM Sparks Gamelan
The gamelan is the traditional orchestra of Indonesia, and the RCM has one of the largest sets in Europe. Gamelan has now established itself at the centre of music education in the UK and features in the GCSE music course. For more information about gamelan in the UK, see the UK Gamelan Network website.
We offer practical and creative gamelan workshops for all abilities. From school pupils (early years to sixth form) to businesses, community groups to groups of friends, sessions can be tailored for each group's requirements. A typical taster session lasts 90 minutes and includes a short introduction to the cultural context of gamelan and a chance to have a go at playing the instruments. By the end of the session you will be able to perform a short piece of traditional Javanese or Balinese music.
People of all ages, including those with disabilities, can enjoy gamelan workshops. Playing the gamelan is both fun and relaxing, requires no previous experience and is ideal for those who would like to play in a group.
Workshops can be tailored to individual requirements. Facilities are excellent, including full disabled access. Groups of up to 30 people can be accommodated.
For more information or to book please email email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: Due to redevelopment work associated with the More Music Campaign, we can only offer school hostings (see below) or workshops on Sundays.
Workshops are offered at the subsidised rate of £125 (including booking & administration fee, excluding VAT) for a session lasting 90 minutes.
Host the RCM Gamelan
Host the RCM Gamelan at your school. All that is required is a space large enough to house it.
FREE hosting (school just pays for transportation and set-up costs). Teacher training is offered. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Gamelan Workshop Photo Gallery
Photography (c) Shelia Burnett