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Mekar Bhuana Gamelan Music and Dance

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Professional School of Balinese Music, Dance & Puppetry Run By a Talented & Passionate Couple in their Own Balinese Home

Mekar Bhuana is a professional school of Balinese Music, Dance & Puppetry, owned by the talented... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
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Today I spent the day studying gamelan at the Mekar Bhuana Centre in Denpasar. This is actually the... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
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These classes and workshops are for those people who are seriously interested in learning about the beauty and history of these unique traditional art-forms. Visitors can visit this living museum of antique instruments, take lessons, see orchestral...more
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Jln. Gandapura No. 501x | Kesiman-Kertalangu, Denpasar 80237, Indonesia
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Mekar Bhuana is a professional school of Balinese Music, Dance & Puppetry, owned by the talented and passionate Vaughan and Evie Hatch. It is set in the idyllic environs of their Balinese home. While Evie teaches her students Balinese dance (after dressing them up in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Today I spent the day studying gamelan at the Mekar Bhuana Centre in Denpasar. This is actually the home of a beautiful couple who specialize in resurrecting and preserving the traditional art of Balinese gamelan. I was so impressed with their passion for both performance...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

Wonderful experience which provided very detailed information about the instruments and its tradition complemented with the unique opportunity to try out the instruments under the guidance of amazing guide and teacher. A must if you are in Bali.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

I cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience I had taking the 4-hour class with Mekar Bhuana. In such a short amount of time, I really learned an incredible amount about Gamelan! I'm a music teacher and have been wanting for years to learn...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

The passion and dedication the institution has for Balinese music and dance became evident during the gamelan day course I took there. Their love for preserving and recovering the diversity of gamelan is something I was truly inspired of. During the course, I had a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I strongly recommend Mekar Bhuana if you are interested in gamelan music. My girlfriend and I are formally trained, professional musicians from the U.S. who scheduled a visit to Mekar Bhuana when our work brought us to Indonesia. We studied gamelan music for 4 hours...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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MekarBhuana, Owner at Mekar Bhuana Gamelan Music and Dance, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thanks for choosing to take a 4-hour private gamelan music workshop at our centre. We are thrilled that you had such a positive experience (with both the study and the food!) and we look forward to welcoming you again at Mekar Bhuana in the future!...More

Reviewed December 4, 2017

I had the pleasure of enjoying just a single 2 hour lesson but in that short space of time learned a phenomenal amount, and got a great insight into how the institute works. The vision is spot on, the lessons are rigorous and insightful and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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MekarBhuana, Co-founder at Mekar Bhuana Gamelan Music and Dance, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

It was a pleasure having you study at Mekar Bhuana. Even though this was your first experience of Balinese gamelan music, you learnt the gangsa semara patangian (pelegongan) super quick and could even do the dampening and interlocking patterns with your instructor within just two...More

Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure of studying here for just over one week receiving private lessons from Pur their head gamelan teacher. The quality of the tuition was excellent. Everything from the insight shared about the gamelan tradition to constantly tailoring the content of the lessons...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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MekarBhuana, Founder at Mekar Bhuana Gamelan Music and Dance, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Thanks for your extremely positive review of our package gamelan lessons and also our head gamelan instructor. It was a pleasure to teach and get to know you during the week you studied pelegongan gangsa with us. We are glad that we gave you such...More

Reviewed August 22, 2017

I was very fortunate to be able to meet Vaughan and Evie and be able to experience a very concise and informative presentation about Gamelan music and their history in Bali as well as have a lesson! Warm and gracious, the hosts we nothing short...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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MekarBhuana, Co-founders at Mekar Bhuana Gamelan Music and Dance, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you for your extremely positive review. We're glad you were so inspired by our selonding gamelan workshop. This rare ancient music has a profound effect on the senses, doesn't it? We're also happy to hear that you enjoyed the food we prepared for the...More

Reviewed August 21, 2017

We brought a group of 7 people to experience an authentic Bali musical experience - it exceeded everyone's expectations! Vaughan and Evie are amazing teachers and hosts. We all got to play the Gamelan instruments and heard fascinating stories about the music culture. Great homemade...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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MekarBhuana, Co-founders at Mekar Bhuana Gamelan Music and Dance, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review and we choosing Mekar Bhuana as a place for your group to experience Balinese gamelan music. We were very happy to share Balinese music and all the fascinating stories surrounding it with you all. It was a pleasure teaching...More

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Traveller45544554
December 17, 2016|
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Response from MekarBhuana | Property representative |
Hi Amanda Thanks for contacting Mekar Bhuana. Yes, we do offer suling lessons as well as private workshops (more indepth with explanations and demonstrations by an ethnomusicologist and a demonstrator). Please send us... More
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Pedi1gree
August 29, 2016|
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Response from MekarBhuana | Property representative |
Hi Sorry we only just saw your inquiry. We don't teach ocarina at Mekar Bhuna, but we do teach many Balinese gamelan instruments from the archaic and court periods in Bali. In fact, you can even experience learning on... More
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Jason L
April 11, 2016|
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Response from MekarBhuana | Property representative |
Thanks for getting in touch. For our price lists, please contact us via Mekar Bhuana's website. You can find our site by Googling 'Mekar Bhuana'. Regards Putu Evie, Mekar Bhuana
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