Live: November 29 & 30, 2022

9 am - 6 pm New York Time


  • Join Mitch Nur, Mike Tamburo and Thomas Orr Anderson for Gong and the Elements, 5 two-day home-study courses developed to explore Gongs within the framework of The Elements. Participants are invited to take any or all of the 5 Element courses and are welcome to study with us live or at your leisure on video.

  • Created to explore multiple approaches to the Gongscape - from different techniques and playing combinations to energetic experiences, and both philosophical and meditational considerations... to your interaction and relationship to the forces of life within yourself… the forces of the world around you… and the forces of the music that the Gong produces. Gong & The Elements offers many entry points through each Element into creative and spontaneous music making as well as thoughtful and grounded considerations for both you and with listeners…

  • At the heart of this course we will be exploring how each of the five Elements can be used to inspire the imaginations, direct skills, further understanding of the listener and the listening space and how participants can consider new relationships and possibilities in the Soundscapes they create. We will explore playing techniques, interactions, tone, time, rhythm, timbre, layering, blending, sound, silence, nature, psycho-acoustics and listening.

  • This course will inspire creativity, openness, possibility, good listening, confidence, presence, new techniques, interactions, considerations, and both improvisational & compositional skills... to meet the developing needs of the modern Gong players.

  • This course has no audio requirements. You will be practicing in the comfort of your home or studio space under the guidance of three sensitive and experienced Gong players and course facilitators. This course is powered by Zoom.

  • It is recommended that you have a variety of mallets for this course - ie. small mallets, medium mallets, large soft mallets, friction mallets.

Pricing Options

One-Time Payment or Pay Over Time

Course Details

  • Take the course live... or on your own time.

  • ZOOM Account: The live video lessons will be powered by ZOOM and a ZOOM account is required for all participants. Sign up for free at:

  • Live sessions are Nov. 29 -30, 2022... 9 am -6 pm Eastern (New York time)

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Senior Instructor

Mitch Nur

Drup Shen Pa (Bönpo title) - Mitch Nur, has spent nearly 5 decades as a Archaeomusicologist, Sacred Sound Researcher, Practitioner and Teacher. An authority on Sacred Sound instruments and applications as it pertains to ritual, ceremony, sound therapies, shamanic healing, meditation, and personal transformation. His engagement with the compassionate teachings of the East, combined with his shamanic training, gives him a unique perspective among today's teachers. His Tibetan name is Menghak Rinchen, which means 'precious esoteric wisdom'. Referred to as the 'Indiana Jones of Sound Healing' by many of his colleagues, he is a member of the Society for Ethnomusicology, and the HIstorical Society of Pennsylvania.


Co-Founder / Senior Instructor

Thomas Orr Anderson

Thomas Orr Anderson, M.A. is a physicist, musician, acoustical researcher, author, teacher, athlete, Nature-Lover, and Qi Gong instructor. Thomas holds bachelors and masters degrees in physics with a diverse scientific background, specializing in a broad range of domains including black holes, holographic science, and chaotic systems. For the last two decades, he has devotedly explored the magic of sound in countless domains, from university laboratories and integrative health facilities to indigenous dance ceremonies and ancient Maltese temples.. His extensive studies in physics, music, and natural healing naturally combine into a great devotion to sound therapy, in which field he has established himself internationally as a renowned expert teacher. Professional Inspirer, Lover of Nature, Teacher of Teachers

Co-Founder / Senior Instructor

Mike Tamburo

Mike Tamburo is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, music facilitator, interdisciplinary sound and recording artist, video artist, sound therapist, writer, meditation teacher and avid traveler. Tamburo gained early notoriety for his playing and composing on string instruments (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 and hone 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 psycho-acoustics led him to working with multiple gongs and other tuned metal instruments (bell plates, singing bowls) in composition, improvisation and most recently as Gong course designer and Gong workshop facilitator.