Carol Walker began playing Javanese gamelan in 1991 with the Boston Village Gamelan, and later continued her studies during her 17 years living in Indonesia. While in Indonesia, she played with many expatriate and Javanese musicians, performing for weddings, special events, and at Radio Republik Indonesia. She taught several workshops at corporate retreats and after-school classes for elementary students. After retiring, Carol moved to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2018, bringing with her a full set of gamelan instruments. She now teaches a beginners’ group, Gamelan of the Molten Blossom, at the East Hawaii Cultural Center.