Over the past 20+ years Mike Tamburo has become well known as a multi-instrumentalist, music educator, interdisciplinary sound artist, video artist, sound therapist, writer, meditation teacher and avid traveler; sharing over 2000 public and private performances and recording more than 65 albums of ecstatic and transcendental music as well as folk, drone, ambient and sometimes unclassifiable sounds. Early in Tamburo's career he gained notoriety for his string playing (hammered dulcimer, guitar and shahi baaja). In many of his early performances he began to enter into altered states of consciousness and have out of body experiences while performing. In order to understand these experiences he went into years of self study; exploring 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 led him to working with multiple gongs and other tuned metal instruments (bells, sound plates, singing bowls) as well as exploring the healing power of mantra and toning. He is currently teaching online as a part of Dig Deeper Exploring Sonic Wisdom.
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I am now offering private gong lessons online.
2 hour lessons
Beginners will get a strong foundation of playing techniques, listening, good tone, rhythms, and dynamics.
Gong players with some experience already, I can help you fine tune playing and techniques. We can explore improvisation and composition and continue to develop your artistry.
I am also happy to share thoughts and techniques for working with multiple gongs and metal instruments in the soundscape.
I have lots of practice drills and exercises for players of all levels.
If you are interested in Lessons, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Also please fill out this form so I can better understand your needs. https://forms.gle/S6UnXKVcQdmqh5qJ9