Advance Your Gong Playing Techniques

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19-448 Gong Mastery Aidan McIntyre
Mon 27Jan
Fri 31Jan

Facilitator: Aidan McIntyre & Tim Byford

Discover new ways to harness the transformational power of the gong and other instruments typically used in the gong bath and sound therapy. Open to students of all levels.

Event time: Mon 27th Jan 2020 at 2:00pm - Fri 31st Jan 2020 at 2:00pm

At a glance

  • We will be exploring playing techniques on gong and singing bowl.
  • You will learn the essential ‘ingredients’ of a one to one therapy session and a public Gong Bath
  • We will explore the philosophy of gong playing.

Participants will gain

  • Experience playing on high-quality gongs and bowls.
  • Group instruction and personal practice on these quality instruments.
  • The ability to play these transformational tools for oneself and others.

We offer this short course for those wishing to work with the gong and other sound healing instruments, whether for use as a stand-alone modality or to incorporate with other healing modalities.

This course is ideal for a range of experience. We are committed to meet students wherever they are on their journey in sound.  If you are a relative beginner or more experienced, this is an opportunity to deepen and broaden your knowledge of the gong.

So that we can make the most of our time together, the days will be full and long. We’ll begin with a guided meditative practice before breakfast, instruction throughout the day and end with group activities after dinner.

The emphasis will be on all areas of Gong Mastery depending on the needs of the students.

Topics will include Gong Playing Techniques (including the many different strokes and the use of the many types of mallets), using Singing Bowls, Conch Shells, Shruti Box, using the voice, Gong Therapy Practice, giving the Gong Bath and using the Gong as a transformational tool for Personal and Group Healing Meditations.

Learning will be through lecture and demonstration and because of the limited numbers there will be ample time for experiential learning. Students will have the opportunity to play for one another both individually and in groups.

Please feel free to contact Aidan McIntyre to discuss joining the course if you have questions via email

Price Options

£460 Non-Residential
£600 Residential Shared
£670 Residential Single


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Practical Information

Materials to bring: If you have a gong, please feel free to bring it along (no stand necessary). Please bring a yoga mat, small cushion for your head, and light blanket/covering (no pillows or heavy blankets please), an A4 sized notebook and good writing pen, eye covering (dark sock, glove or scarf). Necessary experience: this workshop is directed to sound healing practitioners, those who want to become gong sound healing practitioners, and healing practitioners of other healing modalities (such as Reiki, massage, acupuncture, etc.) who want to integrate gong sound healing into their existing practices.

What to wear: Please wear loose and comfortable clothing, ie. light stretchy clothing, perhaps yoga pants, and socks to keep your feet warm. The temperature in the room will be warm. Please note that you will never be asked to share personal information with the group if you don't want to, though there will be processes involving one-to-one sharing.

Aidan Mcintyre

Aidan Mcintyre met the gong in 1993 and it was a transformational experience, to say the least. From that moment on he has dedicated his life to sharing his experience and research with the World at large. The Singing Bowls came into his life at that same time and they became an integral addition to his work with the Gong. From that first meeting, he and Don have become life-long friends and have travelled and worked together ever since.

Aidan is a generous teacher sharing his acquired wisdom. He also likes sharing his large collection of Gongs, Antique Singing Bowls and Conch shells, sharing their origins and uses in Sound Therapy. Don and Aidan together created the Gong Master Training Course which came to fruition in the UK and is now in its twenty-second year in 2018. They have taken this training around the world to Europe, Asia and both North and South America and Australia.. The UK GMT is a rare opportunity to receive the training from both Don and Aidan teaching together. When not on the road teaching, Aidan has a practice teaching individual students personally or via Skype and offers one-to-one gong therapy from his home in Gloucestershire.

Aidan is also the creator of the ‘Rotogong’ which is an attachment to the gong stand which enables one to rotate any gong 360 degrees whilst playing. ‘’ I believe that this creation will change the way the Gong is presented by the gong playing community and that it completely revolutionises the whole Gongbath experience both sonically and emotionally’’

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Tim Byford

Tim Byford is an accomplished musician and vocalist who is a past student of several GMT’s. He has also extensively studied MEM Gong Yoga with Don in Europe. Tim will share the joy of group drumming enabling us to synchronise our minds and bodies as one as we play. Tim will bring his drum collection for us to share and play. Students are welcome to bring their own favourite drums to the party.

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