Find the best conch lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to play the conch. If you've read "Lord of the Flies," then you're more than familiar with the conch. A conch is the outer body of a sea snail that is turned into a musical instrument. In order to do this, a hole must be cut in the spire of the shell near its higher apex. Once this is done, a mouthpiece can be put in (if you're afraid of getting sandy) and the conch is then played like a trumpet. For the more aquatic types, take a conch lesson!