Gamelan in Secondary Schools


Kent Event Centre Kent Showground Maidstone ME14 3JF


CPD & Training

Event timetableStart timeEnd time
Tuesday 16 November, 20214:30 pm6:00 pm

Being able to explore a variety of music from around the world can be a challenge when we do not often have the resources to give pupils and authentic experience.

This session on Gamelan will give teachers the opportunity to learn a traditional piece of Indonesian music on authentic instruments and be given practical teaching strategies for teaching the genre in the classroom, with or without, authentic instruments.

About Inspire Works

Inspire-works was founded by Mike & Jacqui Simpson, a professional percussionist and theatre director respectively, after spending an intensive year studying Indonesian arts in Bali in 2002. We have grown the business to now involve a team of 20 workshop facilitators who deliver world-music workshops to over 65,000 children and young adults in over 650 schools throughout the UK each academic year. Our team deliver whole-class one-off or First Access Programmes in West African drumming, Brazilian samba drumming & dance, Indonesian gamelan, Japanese Taiko, Indian dhol and Caribbean steel pans workshops to all ages from Foundation Stage to A Level. We have delivered CPD sessions at many education conferences such as The Education Show, Music Education EXPO, MMA, NAME, The Sunday Times Festival of Education and for many Music Hubs throughout the UK.