Welcome to the home of Gamelan Oxford. Gamelan is a bronze percussion orchestra of gongs and metallophones from the island of Java in Indonesia.
Can I play gamelan?
Yes! There are many opportunities to play gamelan in Oxford, from a one-off session to weekly groups and classes. Follow the links below or in the menu to find the right one for you!
Hands-on gamelan sessions for children and young people in Oxford
Oxford Youth Gamelan: for more experienced players aged 11-18.
Schools’ workshops: introductory workshops for school groups are available at the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music, St Aldates.
Family taster sessions for all at the Bate Collection Family Fun Days.
St Andrew’s Gamelan Club: Lunchtime club open to Y4-6 pupils at St Andrew’s C of E Primary School, Oxford.
For regular adults’ classes please contact the Oxford Gamelan Society.