Located in central Bristol, in the Meridian HQ, Handpan Academy Bristol is a place for handpan players and enthusiasts of all levels and experiences. We offer a range of courses, workshops and lessons for those who want to learn and advance their handpan playing skills and try instruments of different scales, materials and sizes.
Our beginners courses are for all those who are just starting with the handpan or have never played the instrument before, no prior musical experience is needed, only open heart and mind ready to play music. The intermediate workshops are for everyone who already has some experience with playing the handpan and perhaps already owns one. For all those who want to address specific issues and/or learn on their own pace, we recommend booking a 1-1 lesson.
You can book your courses, workshops and lessons using the form below. We'd be happy to hear from you if you have any further questions or suggestions!
HANDPAN MASTER CLASS
with ARCHER & TRIPP
June 26th | 2pm - 5pm
Learn and get inspired by these musicians who will share their unique approach to rhythm, melody and handpan music with you.
This master class is for everyone who already has some experience with the handpan.
You can also join us for the Meridian Live Session and see Archer & Tripp perform live after this session.
SUMMER HANDPAN ACADEMY
August 6th - 12th
The Handpan Academy Bristol will be at the Handpan Summer Academy in Austria!
This incredible event will gather some of the best handpan players (Kabecao, Nadishana, David Kukcherman, Archer & Trip, MEA, Amalua and many more!) to share with you all they know about the handpan during an entire week.
You can also join the Griasdi Festival in Austria just after the Summer Academy is over.
PANTRIBE SUMMER CAMP & GATHERING
August 25th - 28th
Join the Handpan Academy Bristol at Pantribe Summer Camp & Gathering! Pantribe is a combination of immersive handpan workshops and concerts with some of the most inspiring players in the world, located in a serene surroundings of woods and fields near Brussels, Belgium. This event will start as a handpan summer camp on Thursday Aug 25th and will flow into a handpan gathering full of jamming and concerts during the weekend.
Teacher and founder of the Handpan Academy Bristol
After years as a classically trained pianist, Marketa began her journey with the handpan in 2016, finding a new approach to music with this instrument. She began teaching hardpan workshops and lessons in 2018, before starting up The Handpan Academy Bristol in August 2020. Marketa performs both solo and as part of the handpan duo MEA. Her love for the handpan comes from the freedom to create your own melodies and rhythms and her classes guide students to express themselves through this unique instrument, connecting to music in a different way.
Please contact us via the form below if you would like to book Marketa to play the handpan for your event, concert or ceremony.