When I asked my children why they like Gamelan, my son said, “I like Gamelan because it is like a puzzle. You get to explore which patterns match and connect with one another to create a beautiful sound.”
The group dynamic and camaraderie, the memorization of the music, and the introduction to a different tonal system and rhythmic understanding has been incredibly beneficial for [my daughter]. As she learns new skills every session, her self-assurance grows. Every week, she looks forward to Wednesday—gamelan day!