Gong Master Training: An Extensive Beginners Course

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Mon 22Mar 21
Sun 28Mar 21

Initiatic Journey into the Magic of the Gong

Facilitator: Aidan McIntyre & Tim Byford

This extensive beginners course is conducted by renowned Gong Master Trainer Aidan McIntyre and Gong Master Tim Byford. Together, Aidan and Tim will introduce you to the magic of the Gong and sound therapy, using a variety of instruments and wide array of playing techniques. Students will discover the benefits of voice work, sound healing and telepathic resonance.

Participants will learn how to offer sound therapy for the self and for others. By the end of the course, participants will be able to deliver a full 1:1 therapy session and organise a gong bath for a group.

Event time: Mon 22nd Mar 2021 at 2:00pm - Sun 28th Mar 2021 at 2:00pm

At a glance

  • Basics of handling, care and maintenance & selecting a gong
  • Explore using instruments including: flumes, mallets, wands, feathers, tingshaus, drums, rattles, chimes
  • Healing the self: developing your spiritual journey with the Gong
  • Healing others: creating a tailored therapy session for an individual and for groups

What participants will gain

  • Gong techniques: a complete exploration of the landscape of strokes
  • Develop a dialogue with the Gong through playing and listening
  • Singing Bowl and Conch Shell techniques – practical use and integration to the therapy session
  • Students will have the opportunity to experiment with master quality instruments, both gongs, and singing bowls, and also receive instruction on the shruti box, chanting, toning and singing. There will also be an opportunity to learn how to play conch shells and to use feathers as a musical therapy tool.

Through demonstration, experiential learning and deep listening, students will gain knowledge, understanding, and awareness.

Students will have the opportunity to experiment with master quality instruments, both modern and collectable antiques, and also receive instruction on the shruti box, chanting, toning and singing.

So that we can make the most of our time together, the days will be full and long. The course will include guided meditative practices to set the tone of the work. Instruction will be given throughout the day in the form of lecture, demonstration and experiential learning. After dinner students will have the opportunity to both receive and participate in group sessions.

The course is open to absolute beginners; those who are curious about the gong, feel an affinity for the instrument and want to really connect with it at depth. The course teachings are rich and empowering. There is plenty of opportunity for practice and self-reflection. It is also ideal for therapists who are totally new to sound healing and/or those who might wish to combine sound healing to another alternative healing therapy. Finally, returning students and those who might know a little already but want to reinforce foundations for their practice also have an opportunity to review and improve on all basics and core elements for a professional approach.

The course is a wonderful opportunity to start your Gong journey in a small group setting. There will be plenty of opportunities for one to one time, feedback and question time with our expert teachers in the beautiful and supportive environment of Hawkwood.


Price Options

£1260 Residential Single
£960 Non Residential


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£ 200.00
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Practical Information

All material and equipment will be made available to students so there is no need to own or bring anything in order to participate on this course. However students are of course welcome to bring their own Gong or other instruments should they already have them.

Arrivals and check-in from 1.00pm onwards; The course will commence at 2.00pm and will finish with lunch on the last day.

Please note that prices are listed per person.

Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches, and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Sales end on Friday 19th March 2021.

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.

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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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