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Explore the handpan

What you'll do

This 3.5 hour workshop will introduce you to the little-known instrument of the handpan and is ideal for beginners as no prior knowledge of an instrument is needed. Experience the joy of making music together and discover a new skill!

Your talented host will introduce you to the freedom of expression that comes with playing the handpan, a convex steel drum, and you will discover how to communicate through this medium as you create beautiful music together.

The workshop will start with a discussion about the story of this unique instrument and then you will begin to explore the sounds of the handpan, learning simple rhythms and melodies. You’ll jam together, and the session will end as you create a piece that will be recorded for you to take home and enjoy again and again.

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.


If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

What you'll do

This 3.5 hour workshop will introduce you to the little-known instrument of the handpan and is ideal for beginners as no prior knowledge of an instrument is needed. Experience the joy of making music together and discover a new skill!

Your talented host will introduce you to the freedom of expression that comes with playing the handpan, a convex steel drum, and you will discover how to communicate through this medium as you create beautiful music together.

The workshop will start with a discussion about the story of this unique instrument and then you will begin to explore the sounds of the handpan, learning simple rhythms and melodies. You’ll jam together, and the session will end as you create a piece that will be recorded for you to take home and enjoy again and again.

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Yuup extras

  • You will receive a recording of the music you make

Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 guidelines

  • All guidelines at the time of the experience will be adhered to
  • You will be updated with any new requirements the week before the experience
  • The handpans are sanitised after every use

On the day

  • When you arrive at the studio, knock on the door or call your host.
  • There are parking spaces for a couple of cars and a few bikes.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.

About Handpan Academy Bristol

Located in central Bristol, in the Meridian HQ, Handpan Academy Bristol is the go-to place for handpan players and enthusiasts of all levels and experiences – they organise a range of workshops and experiences for those who want to learn and advance their handpan playing skills.

The Academy also offers the chance to try instruments with different scales, materials and sizes during their workshops and have handpans available to rent or purchase.

Learn more about the Handpan Academy Bristol at HandpanAcademyBristol.co.uk.

Your host

Marketa Drozdkova

After years as a classically trained pianist, Marketa began her journey with the handpan in 2016, finding a joy and ability to communicate with this new instrument. She began teaching in 2018, before starting up The Handpan Academy in August 2020. Her love for the handpan comes from the freedom to create your own music and rhythms and her classes guide newcomers to express themselves through this unique instrument, connecting to music in a different way.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Handpan Academy Bristol.

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.

If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

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Price
£80 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.