Gamelan in education

Gamelan in education
Gamelan in schools

Gamelan has an important role to play in music education at all levels.

It is an invaluable resource to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for contact with music of other cultures and a number of Education Authorities and individual schools use gamelan extensively in their teaching programmes.

Traditionally, the pupils travel to the gamelan although in some cases it is possible to bring instruments to your school.

Some teaching organisations can offer a range of workshops incorporating dance, puppetry, mask and costume making and other related arts.

See also The Virtual Javanese Gamelan (below) an interactive teaching method which is available for download.

right-arrow Teaching resources for schools

right-arrow A list of experienced gamelan tutors available to teach in schools.
The Virtual Javanese Gamelan

right-arrow Award-winning interactive teaching software developed by Wells Cathedral School.
Further education

In addition a number of UK universities and music colleges own gamelan which are used for playing and composition in their degree programmes.