Personal Study

The Way of the Gong

Personal, One-On-One, Gong & Sound Intensive Sessions          and Hourly Lessons

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If you are on this page, then you most likely love Gongs/Bowls/Bells and their sound as much as I do. You are probably looking to get more out of what you do and get to a higher level of vibrations. I understand that feeling.

A Love Story

I love Gongs, Singing Bowls, Bells, and Resonating Metal. It's been a 40 year passion for me. I get really amped up playing Metals, writing about Metals, recording Metals, composing for Metals—you get the picture. What the One-On-One Intensive is about, is that you feel the same way, and you want to dive really deep into the whole Gong/Metal world. I don't know everything—I'm still learning new stuff everyday—but I will share what I know and help you find your own deep path of exploration.

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This is all about RESONANCE [the quality in a sound of being deep, full, and reverberating]

  • The Universe is made up of vibrations. 
  • We are made up of vibrations. 
  • Gongs, Bowls & Bells transmit these vibrations.

Hourly Lessions

For those of you just wanting the basics—I just bought a Gong/Singing Bowl. What do I do now?—I offer hourly lessions to get you familiar with the instrument and on your way. Let me know what you're looking for and we can put something together.

Hourly lessons start at $100 hour with a 2-hour minimum (+ travel if at your place).

Use the contact form on the top right to inquire, or set up your session for both in studio or skype™ lessons.  

For advanced students, I offer a full blown 8-hour intensive session where we can dig deep. This session is not for everyone, but if you have a Gong and have been playing it for a while, this is your chance to be completely hands on with a variety of Gongs, Singing Bowls & Metals, and learn the fine points of playing them and creating different sounds. You’ll have the chance to ask all your questions and pick my brain. 


Things we’ll cover in an 8 hour Intensive:

  • Types of Gongs/Singing Bowls/Metals
  • Types of mallets & striking implements
  • Ritual Healing Instruments
  • How to get different sounds & harmonics from your instruments
  • Extended techniques for more esoteric sounds
  • Using Gongs & Bowls for personal Meditation and Sound Healing
  • We’ll also listen to some of my favorite Gong recordings and explore what others are doing
  • We'll play a lot of Gongs, Bowls & Bells
  • And more… (if you still want to know more about what I do, and how I think, check out my blog,       The Way of the Gong)

And you’ll take away a variety of written and recorded materials for reference and further exploration, have a follow up phone call & e-mail sessions (because you know you'll have further questions when you get home and start working on things).

The cost is $800 for a full 8 hour session with me, one-on-one.

I look forward to working with you!

~ Michael

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