Kulintang lessons by House Of Gongs (Inquire for availability during Shelter in Place)
*Most lessons are 1hour of learning time and most of the time, we keep students/participants afterward for jamming if they have the time.
*Lessons are typically hosted at our studio space in West Oakland.
* donation options-
$50 - you get a 1 hour kulintang lesson with House of Gongs
$125 - you get 3 x 1 hour kulintang lessons with House of Gongs
$300 - you get 7 x 1 hour kulintang lessons with House of Gongs
Kulintang is a modern term for an ancient instrumental form of music composed on a row of small, horizontally laid gongs that function melodically, accompanied by larger, suspended gongs and drums. As part of the larger gong-chime culture of Southeast Asia, kulintang music ensembles have been playing for many centuries in regions of the Southern Philippines, Eastern Indonesia, Eastern Malaysia, Brunei and Timor, Kulintang evolved from a simple native signaling tradition, and developed into its present form with the incorporation of knobbed gongs from Sunda. Its importance stems from its association with the indigenous cultures that inhabited these islands prior to the influences of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity or the West, making Kulintang the most developed tradition of Southeast Asian archaic gong-chime ensembles.