Learn how to play Kalimba

Penang, Malaysia

2 hours
2 - 6 travelers
Booking notice
1 day
Standard price
RM 300.00

I speak English, Mandarin, Malay

Ever heard of the Kalimba? This traditional, yet rare, African musical instrument simply delivers the most calming and gorgeous melodies with just the use of both your thumbs.

This workshop will cover recognising the notes and keys of the Kalimba, tuning, basic music theory, reading kalimba tabs and musical notations, techniques and finally playing songs. This workshop will provide you with sufficient basic skills to continue on your musical journey. Prior musical background is not needed as it is simple and easy to learn for anyone and everyone.

Main activities:

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What we'll do

The class will start by choosing your Kalimba of choice. Then, we'll continue on with learning the notes on the Kalimba and learning how to tune. In the end, you will have learned 4 songs and understand how to read the music sheets.
Learning the differences in each Kalimba
Understanding each note
Creating music with just the use of both your thumbs

Travel notes

Please DON'T cut your nails prior to the class as the Kalimba requires you to have nails to play. Please download these following apps prior to the class as well, they are tuning apps whose usage will be taught in class.
Apple/iOS = Instuner & Soundbrenner
Andriod = Gstring & Soundbrenner

Where we will meet

236a, Jalan Jelutong, Jelutong, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

How to get there

Standard price
RM 300.00 /Pax
Booking details
Total MYR 0.00
Price including
Kalimba - A Kalimba will be provided and yours to keep
Learning Materials - Music sheets
Price excluding
How to get there

Our studio is on the 2nd floor of a "Poliklink".