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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 opened our door in 2020 and since then offer a range of courses and lessons for those who want to learn and advance their handpan playing skills and explore this beautiful instrument at the very place where it is made. 


Beginners weekend courses

  • For everyone wishing to start exploring the handpan, no prior experience needed

  • Learn basic techniques to explore the handpan

  • Create simple melodies and rhythms

  • Jam with others, share the joy of playing music together

  • Try different scales and sizes of handpans

  • Discover the roots of handpans and how they are made


Learn with Mea Duo (Marketa and Lea Valentina) online with their handpan masterclass! This course is designed for confident beginners to intermediate players to explore their own way of expressing music - with rhythmical tools, creative exercises and fun play along videos!

Enter a code MEADUO for 10% discount on the MEA Masterclass & all the courses!

MEA Master the handpan masterclass
Master the handpan
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