Hands-On Music workshops at the Bate Collection

Javanese Gamelan

The gamelan is an Indonesian orchestra of bronze gongs and other metallophones. Play a traditional Javanese piece while exploring cyclic patterns and pentatonic scales. Discover the cultural context of the music, how to employ gamelan techniques in composition or how they have influenced minimalist composers.
Practical information:
key stage: 3, 4 or 5
maximum group size: 18
duration: 2 hours
times: Mon/Tue
venue: Bate Collection
cost: FREE

Music through the Ages

Musical milestones in the development of ensembles exploring the major historical periods of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and twentieth century. Discover the musical and social context, and play instruments from the handling collection.
Practical information:
key stage: 4 or 5
maximum group size: 15
duration: 2 hours
times: mornings Mon/Tue
venue: Bate Collection
cost: FREE

Find out more about school visits to the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments here.