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Learn about gongs and how to play them. Topics include types of gongs, mallets, playing techniques, patterns & sequences, benefits of playing gongs, and assistance with choosing a gong.  No experience needed for this class, and there will be gongs at the studio for practice.


Creating Sessions

Jan 20-21, 2024


Learn how to create and deliver a gong sound session. Topics include venue, marketing, session structure, preparing yourself and recipients, playing techniques, sequences and transitions, intuition, session flow, and closing the session.


The Player

May 18-19, 2024


Explore ways to cultivate the quality of your gong playing and grow as a player. Topics include quality playing,  playing techniques,  playing with others, multiple instruments, improvisation, personal practice, listening, intuition, curiosity, exploration, and your journey.

All classes have an abundance of exercises and hands-on playing and include Beneficial Sound Academy Certification.  Discounts are available if you purchase multiple classes in the series.

Meet the Instructors
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Wayne Marto

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Wayne is a life-long musician who has performed over 400 group Gong Meditations. His authentic style of playing, infused with passion and intention, promotes deep relaxation and transformation. Wayne is the Founder and Executive Director of Beneficial Sound, a 501(c)3 public charity committed to bringing wellness to the mind, body and soul through sound and vibration. He has a degree in Psychology, is a Certified Gong Practitioner and is a member of the American Sound Healers Association.

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Roger Tjoelker

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Roger, the founder of Transformative Sound LLC and blosm studio, is a professional gong player based in Seattle, Washington. Formerly a corporate CFO, he first heard the gong played well at a Transformational Breath® Seminar and instantly knew that he had to learn to play and bring this amazing sound energy to others. He now offers Gong Sound Immersion group events, private sessions, and training in the Seattle area, and occasionally tours the west coast.

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