Berkeley’s program to teach students to play the carillon is the largest
in the nation at a school with a bell tower. Undergraduate and graduate
students from all fields of study can take beginning group lessons,
private lessons and a class in the DeCal program. (UC Berkeley photo
by Elena Zhukova)

University Carillonist Jeff Davis works with student Alyssa Kehlenbach in a practice room in the tower.
(UC Berkeley photo by Phil Ebiner)

Fall 2006: The first student-led course on playing the carillon is introduced. “Learning to Play the Sather Tower Carillon” remains a popular part of the Democratic Education at Cal (DeCal) program. For University Carillonist Jeff Davis, training a new generation of carillonists has been a top priority, along with composing. Currently, Davis teaches 15 to20 students each semester, and 10 to15 more students are in the DeCal classes. His teaching program is the most extensive at a U.S. university with a bell tower.

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