New admission for 2019 is open!!

We offer regular music course throughout the year. 
Choose to learn Piano and Guitar. Open to all ages.

We offer choir lessons to children.

Not too late to start your musical journey 🙂 
Book your seat now!!

For details, call us 337186/17413280


posted 10 Aug 2016, 01:36 by Kilu Bhutan   [ updated 18 Feb 2019, 00:52 ]

We offer a choir lesson to children and we welcome adults too. 

Every Saturday 1.30-2.30 pm. 

Singing is such a beneficial activity not only as they will be learning some basic breathing a vocal techniques to develop their singing and speaking voices but it is also a very valuable confidence builder and we are very excited about what we can achieve with this.

Fall Semester Admission

posted 29 Jul 2016, 03:34 by Kilu Bhutan   [ updated 29 Jul 2016, 03:35 ]

“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.” 
― Hunter S. Thompson

Kilu Music School is offering "Rhythmic Class" for those who are 4 to 6 years old. Few slots to be filled!

For more detail, call 337186 or 17413280

A Fundraising Concert at the Royal Banquet Hall

posted 8 Nov 2013, 07:42 by Boaz Shmueli

BMF Scholarships

posted 24 Sep 2012, 03:49 by Boaz Shmueli

BMF Scholarships Poster

Story in Tashi Delek Magazine

posted 9 May 2012, 06:17 by Kilu Bhutan   [ updated 9 May 2012, 06:20 ]

The May June 2011 issue of Tashi Delek magazine carried an article about Kilu Bhutan Music School called Music in the Hills.

Piano Notations from the Heart

posted 14 Apr 2012, 23:36 by Boaz Shmueli   [ updated 14 Apr 2012, 23:38 ]

Source: Lucky Wangmo, Business Bhutan, April 17, 2010

For Noam Lemish, an Israeli-American pianist and a composer, expressing feeling through words were always difficult. That was how he found music, and it bought him to Bhutan.

He started playing at the age of eleven and realized he wanted to be a professional musician at the age of 14. Having begun his classical and jazz studies in Israel and his major in music from Sonoma State University, United States, he has appeared in countless performances in the US and Europe.

He has composed music for two short films in Bhutan and has also collaborated with the guitarist and singer Tshering Dorji.

Where Music is a Faint Sound

posted 14 Apr 2012, 23:34 by Boaz Shmueli   [ updated 14 Apr 2012, 23:38 ]

Source:  Kuenzang C Choden, Bhutan Observer, September 10, 2009

Amid the talks of holistic approach to education, one small music school struggles to strike the right chord. 

With a music set worth US $1000, Noam Lemish, 27, a music teacher from San Francisco, has travelled all the way to Bhutan, a trip made possible by his fans, family and friends. He teaches music in Kilu Music School in Thimphu trying to create an opportunity for kids to realise their potential in music. “Music is much like mathematics and language studies.

It is the only subject that allows bringing together emotional and intellectual capacity of the brain so that the children can learn as well as express through it,” Lemish said. He chose Bhutan to teach music because he wanted to be useful where he was needed so that he would be able to contribute.

First Piano Tuner in Bhutan, Samten Chhophel

posted 14 Apr 2012, 23:18 by Boaz Shmueli

Source: Bhutan+Partners, August 31, 2010

A Yamaha Grand Piano arrived in Thimphu, Bhutan in November 2008. It had been shipped from the Netherlands, crossed the oceans, was loaded on a truck in Calcutta and travelled up into the mountains of Bhutan. The instrument was a gift, through bhutan+partners, for the people of Bhutan to celebrate the coronation and the royal centenary. The piano was slightly damaged but sounded great after having been tuned by Simon Jorritsma, from the Netherlands. At that time there was no Bhutanese piano tuner in the country. Bhutan+partners committed itself to have a young talented musician trained as part of the grand piano project. Samten Chhophel was selected in 2008 and followed a one-year training course in piano repair and tuning, at the HMC training institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2009-2010.

Recently, in august 2010, Samten assisted in repairing the grand piano and tuned the grand piano at the Royal Banquet hall in Thimphu as well as other pianos in Thimphu. Repairing and tuning were the final assignments for Samten, Simon Jorritsma, coordinator at the institute and one of Samten’s teachers, was enthusiastic about the result. Samten had delivered well-tuned instruments and the grand piano was ready for a concert. Compliments for Samten followed and he received his certificate at a formal gathering in Thimphu where members of the Kilu Music school and family members were present. Samten is now employed as junior teacher at the Kilu Music School.

Are you a parent in Thimphu?

posted 14 Apr 2012, 23:14 by Boaz Shmueli

June 13, 2010


Are you a parent in Thimphu? If so, have you grumbled that the city does not provide enough after-school activities, especially during the holiday season, for your children?


Fund Raising Event

posted 14 Apr 2012, 22:52 by Boaz Shmueli   [ updated 14 Apr 2012, 23:01 ]

Thimphu residents will have an opportunity to enjoy French, Japanese and Caribbean music at a fund-raising musical event. The concert is being organized by Kilu Music School and is scheduled to be held on April 4, 2009 from 4:30-6:00 pm at the Youth Auditorium, Youth Complex in Thimphu. Tickets are available at Kilu Music School. The event will showcase two talented international musicians: Ms. Hiroko Ito and Mr. Sylvain Diony. Ms. Ito is an accomplished accordion artist who has performed in Japan’s major concert halls, and international festivals in France and Canada. She has three albums to her name, two of which have been entirely composed by herself. Mr. Diony is an experienced guitarist who has performed concerts in France, Canada and Japan. He is also a lecturer at the Marcoussis Arts School in France. Ms. Ito and Mr. Diony have graciously volunteered to come to Bhutan to perform in the fund-raising event. This will not be the first time for the musical duo to perform in Bhutan, they performed in a fund-raising event for Kilu Music School in 2007. The proceeds from the upcoming event will assist the operation of Kilu Music School.

Kilu Music School, a non-government organization, was established in March 2005. At the moment, there are 40 students enrolled in Kilu; 4 adults, and 36 children, and they are all being taught by JOCV Mr. Masayuki Nagano. Mr. Nagano, who has been working in Kilu since September 2007, is the only music instructor at the school. Hence, he has the tremendous task of preparing and conducting classes for all the students. However, instead of being overwhelmed by the responsibilities, Mr. Nagano said that he enjoys the challenge and is delighted to watch his students learn music. The students attend two classes a week; one individual (practical) and one group (music theory). Mr. Nagano said that he is also trying to prepare the curriculum for the different course levels offered at Kilu. The school offers a six year curriculum and also gives certification.

Source: JICA newsletter

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