Expert instructors for many forms of gamelan and traditional Indonesian art forms are available for hire at Flower Mountain. Below is a list of some of the people who are frequently requested.

Wayan Budha was born in Sading, Bali in 1965. He studied music at SMKI High School and STSI University, both conservatory programs in Denpasar. He now teaches privately and directs gamelan "Bharata Muni" which has performed recently in Brazil and Mexico. Budha was a visiting instructor at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California in 1996 and 2005 and has taught anklung, gender wayang, and rindik at the Flower Mountain program since 1997. Bhrata Muni played a memorial services for Robert Brown in 2006.
Nurrika, who goes by a single name, is married to Ade Suparman. They have two sons, Bayu and Aditya, and live in Bandung, West Java. She was born in Bandung in 1977, graduated in traditional dance performance from SMKI, and attended six semesters at STSI in Bandung. She appeared in a video in 2001-2003 with the famous Malaysian dancer, Asraf. Specializing in jaipongan style dance, which combines gestures and movements from folk dance with pencak silat martial art, Nurrika performs widely throughout Sunda. In 2006 she also taught and performed in the US. She currently teaches dance at SMP Pasundan 6 High School in Bandung. Her repertoire includes jaipongan and folk style dances, as well as Sundanese classical dance. Since 2004 Nurrika has taught dance at the Center for World Music workshops and has performed in the Payangan Festival of World Music for several years. Nurrika is a gifted choreographer of new dances that combine her Sundanese traditions with the Balinese and Western styles she has experienced through international travel.
Wayan Rachman has studied, taught, and performed throughout Bali and Java as well as in Turkey and the United States, where he completed an undergraduate degree in anthropology and a Masters degree in ethnomusicology. In America, he has taught at Southern Methodist University, the Univeresity of Illinois, Swarthmore College, Shenandoah University, Cabrini College, and Gettysburg College. In Bali, he has taught for the Center for World Music's Indonesian Encounters programs and the SMU-in-Bali programs. He teaches many types of traditional Balinese music, including gamelan angklung, gong kebyar, baleganjur, joged bumbung, gender wayang, rindik, kecak, and kendang. He lectures on Balinese music as it relates to nationalism, religion, ideology, ritual, colonialism, and tourism.
Wayan Sarga is a senior musician with the famous wayang kulit shadow-puppet troupe from Sukawati Village in Bali. He has taught gamelan gender wayang at The University of the Performing Arts (ISI) in Bali as well as hundreds of American students over the past 30 years. He has been teaching for the Center for World Music's workshops in Bali since 1982. His professonal recordings of gender wayang music are sold both throughout Bali and around the world.
Wayan Sinti was born in 1943 in the village of Banjar Dauh Kutuh, Ubung Kaja, near Denpasar. He is the son of the late Mangku Ketut Sadra and Ni Made Rumik. Pak Sinti has studied many kinds of Balinese vocal music with outstanding teachers such as I Nyoman Gerana and Ida Pedanda Made Sidemen. In addition, he has studied almost all of the Balinese instrumental ensembles from musicians such as I Nyoman Kaler, and I Wayan Lotring. His dedication to the classic musical styles that he learned from these teachers inspired him to revive such genres as gamelan gambang, selonding, saron/caruk, gong luang, gambuh, semar pegulingan, legong, bebarongan, and others. I Wayan Sinti has performed in many countries, including Korea, China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Canada, France, Belgium, and Holland. His dedication to the arts has been officially recognized via awards presented to him by the mayor of Denpasar, the Governor of Bali, and the President of Indonesia.
Wayan Sriyani was born in Payangan in 1975. She began dancing at age 7 and gained experience at many temple ceremonies in Bali. She graduated from SMKI Conservatory and STSI University in Denpasar. She performed at Hotel Bali Hilton for 8 years and taught dance at the Chedi Hotel. In 1993 she founded Sanggar Sri Wedari for teaching Balinese dance to children, and she is active teaching extra-curricular dance in local schools. In 2004 she toured England, holding workshops at several schools through the Inspire Work Program. Since 2007 she sings in performances with the Sanggar Wayang Kulit Cengblong. Wayan Sriyani has taught Balinese dance at Flower Mountain since 2003. She also coordinates the Offering-making classes for Flower Mountain students with her expert family of teachers at the family compound in Payangan.
Made Sukarsa was born in Ubud in 1974. He began painting at the age of nine and studied art formally at SMSR conservatory in Denpasar. He has exhibited at for Independence Day Ubud Festivities and at the Bali Arts Festival since 1991. He has designed kimono for the Bidardari Company from 1995-2002. From 1994 to the present, Made has sold paintings from his home gallery. He began teaching in the Flower Mountain Integrated Arts and Culture program in 2008.
I Nyoman Sumandhi was born into a long line of Balinese dalangs or shadow puppet masters. His father was the renowned dalang Bapak Rajeg, one of Bali's greatest topeng dancers and puppet masters. The shadow puppet theater or Wayang Kulit is regarded as the pinnacle of the arts in Indonesia. Dalangs are recognized as master artists as well as spiritual leaders. Becoming a dalang involves a mastery of traditional music, dance, and choreography, as well as the repertoire and theatrical techniques associated with the shadow puppet theater. He has taught at a number of pestigious universities in America, including Wesleyan University and UCLA. He has performed in many countries around the world, including Japan, South Korea, Australia, Denmark, Switzerand, Italy, Iran, India, and the USA.
Ade Suparman is a master musician and teacher of degung gamelan, kacapi zither, and suling flute. He composes pieces for kacapi and for ensembles that include Sundanese and European instruments. Born in 1969, Ade received basic training in Javanese musical theory at the Indonesian Art School (SMKI) in Bandung. Ade earned a degree from STSI (now called ISI) in Surakarta. Since then, he has taught and performed in the United States, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, Qatar. For the past seven years has taught at the Center for World Music Indonesian Encounters and Integrated Arts and Culture summer programs in Bali. Ade devised standardized notation and methods for teaching suling, kacapi, and degung with suling. His books are used in many public schools in Sunda. Performing widely throughout Sunda kacapi/suling and Sundanese gamelan, Ade has recorded with the Sundanese star Nano S. and with his own group. His two newest recordings, of degung gamelan and tarawangsa fiddle, were released in 2008.
Kokok Wijanarko is a gifted musician and dalang, who was born in Nganjuk, East Java, in 1972. He began learning gamelan when he was 7 and shadow puppetry when he was 13. Kokok's late father, a businessman, loved gamelan and wayang kulit and his memory is honored in Kokok's performances. He graduated from STSI Surakarta university with a degree in karawitan tari in 1997. His private music and dance school is "Sanggar Seni Kusuma Cantika, "currently with 50 students. He teaches music in elementary schools in east Java and has been teaching for the Center for World Music summer programs in Bali since 2005 as the teacher of Javanese gamelan, kendang (drum), gender, and wayang kulit puppet performance.
Tri Wulandari (Wulan) and Tri Kumara Siddhi (Bejo) are a married couple who teach and dance both individually and together. Wulan and Bejo graduated from the dance program of STSI (now ISI) in Surakarta, Java. They have staged and performed numerous events sponsored by the Indonesian Department of Culture. Wulan and Bejo have taught Javanese dance at the Center for World Music Bali workshop for several years. Touring the US in 2006, they performed several concerts in the Boston and San Diego areas. Wulan's style is refined, the quality known in Java as alus. She frequently dances the roles of heroic male characters, such as Arjuna, in classical dance. Her recent accomplishments include teaching traditional Javanese dance in the Indonesia Arts Culture Scholarship program in 2006-2007, costume design for a wayang orang production in 2007 in Balikpapan, assistant producer of "Behind Langendriyan Mangkunegaran" in Surakarta, and choreography for "Butterfly Walk", a childrens' opera, in 2008. Bejo excels in vigorous dance roles, including mask dance/topeng and is a talented choreographer. In 2006-2008 he danced at the Borobodur Open Stage in "Mahakarya Borobudur" a collaboration between ISI Surakarta and the Magelang people. In 2007 he was a dancer, trainer, and assistant choreographer of the "SMS dari Negeri Alengka" wayang orang and danced in "Ki ageng Mangir--KILLING ME SOFTLY" by Studio TAKSU. Bejo is also certified to teach wedding ceremony craft, preparation of the plaited coconut fronds ornaments and jasmine strings and nets that decorate traditional style weddings in Central Java.