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3 day Gong Exploration Workshop Plus 2 Concerts with Mike Tamburo

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Join Mike Tamburo for an in person Exploratory and Experiential THREE DAY GONG WORKSHOP  that will deepen your gong practice and bring you to a new level both in playing and in understanding the potentials of working with gong music. This gong workshop is open to all levels and invites you, the player, to deepen your connection to the gong as a musical instrument.  Capable of having broad effects on consciousness we ask you to move beyond protocols into a music of the moment. You will be immersed in a series of creative exercises, gong drills, group and solo improvisations and meditative listening experiences. We will refine playing techniques, explore rhythm and dynamics, strengthen our listening and improvisational skills, learn loose composition and deepen our personal sonic vocabulary.

This is no April Fools Joke... it is happening on April 1st, 2023!

Friday March April 31st: Class 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Mike Performs 7:30 pm to 9 p.m.

Saturday April 1st: Class 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Mike Performs 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday April 2nd: Class 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We (The Sound Healing Instrument Shop) will provide you with many different gongs to play and learn on. However, if you have a specialty gong that you wish to share with everyone to play, you are welcome to bring it along.

The three day course will be held in the very beautiful Trinity United Church, located at 100 Main Street West, Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 1R7. A kitchen is on site for our use as well as being within walking distance to several restaurants for both lunch and dinner breaks.

All participants are responsible for their own meals and lodging.  If you are open to the idea of staying at a B&B with other participants, let us know and we will share your email address with other like minded participants.  You can then chat with each other to make your own arrangements.

There will be a total of 22 participants in this course.


Earlier in the fall of 2022, Ivan and I went to Pennsylvania for the Internationally renowned 10 day Gong Camp led by Mike Tamboro and Mitch Nur. Students came from Italy, Mexico, across Canada and the USA. It was intense and wow, we learned so much. It was such an exciting time, we knew we wanted to share it with everyone here in Southern Ontario.

We knew that Mike travelled the USA teaching workshops in different cities every week, so we invited him to come to Canada and he said YES!

... and so... we are excited to offer a three day intensive gong workshop that is great for all levels of players.  There is always something new to learn. As well as learning the gongs for three days, Mike will be performing two concerts, one on Friday evening and one on Saturday evening.  The evening concert tickets come with your workshop, but tickets will be available for family and friends who would like to watch and hear Mike perform.


Mike Tamburo is a world-renowned musician, composer, artist and educator. He is known and loved for his transformational live concerts performed on his personally curated set of gongs, bells and other metal instruments. 

A lifelong multi-instrumentalist, Tamburo has focused his talents on metal percussion instruments, string instruments (hammered dulcimer, guitar, zither, shahi baaja), as well as electronic instruments (synths, looping). 

Since 1994, Tamburo has shared more than 2,000 concerts and workshops. He has recorded over 70 albums, both solo and in collaboration with Crown of Eternity, Meisha, Arco Flute Foundation, Psychic Frost, Brother Ong and more, ranging from epic gong music to ecstatic and transcendental string music, as well as folk, drone, space rock, ambient, mantra music and sometimes unclassifiable sounds. This man loves music in all its forms! 

He teaches gong music, both in person and online with School of Gong. He is also a part of the far-reaching ethnomusicology trio, Dig Deeper, with Mitch Nur and Thomas Orr Anderson. Their online classes have explored countless musical concepts with a focus on the cultural and personal uses of sound for healing, meditation, trance, ecstatic states, relaxation, self transformation, perception, psycho-acoustics, scientific discovery, time and community. 

An early adoptee of meditation, Tamburo’s music offers space for journeying, self-exploration and deep introspection. During many of his early performances, he experienced altered states of consciousness and out of body experiences. To understand these experiences, he explored kundalini yoga, energy work, the therapeutic use of sound and how sound impacts consciousness, human perception and self healing. His love for long sustained drones, overtones and psychoacoustics continues to inspire him to explore music in further directions. 

Tamburo is also an interdisciplinary sound artist, instrument builder, video artist, sound therapist, writer and meditation teacher.

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