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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 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.

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BEGINNERS WEEKEND COURSES

Explore the handpan

Try handpans of different scales, sizes and materials

Learn different striking techniques

Create simple rhythms and melodies

Jam with others & enjoy playing music

2 SESSIONS x 3H

4 - 6 PEOPLE PER GROUP

INSTRUMETNS PROVIDED

PRICE: £120

MAY 7th - 8th (FULLY BOOKED)

1pm - 4pm each day

JUNE 4th - 5th

1pm - 4pm each day

JUNE 18th - 19th

1pm - 4pm each day

JULY 16th - 17th

1pm - 4pm each day

JULY 23th - 24th

1pm - 4pm each day

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Workshops for all those who already have some experience with playing the handpan (e.g. those who already own an instrument or have been to our beginners course).

These sessions are adapted to different levels so it is challenging enough but not too overwhelming for all those who come to enjoy music with us.

In each workshop we will explore a different topic - get in touch if you'd like to explore something in particular!

 

DURATION: 3H

3 - 6 PEOPLE PER GROUP

PRICE: £70

THEMATIC / INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOPS

MAY 12th | STRIKING TECHNIQUES & AGILITY

5pm - 8pm 

In this workshop we will explore different ways of sounds that the handpan can offer, how to practice these techniques and develop agility of fingers to spice up your beats and compositions.

JUNE 23rd | PLAYING TOGETHER & JAMMING

5pm - 8pm 

In this workshop we will explore how to play together and jam with others.

JULY 21st | ODD RHYTHMS

5pm - 8pm 

In this workshop we will break free from the 4/4 and 8/4 time signatures & try to play in the beats of 5 and 7!

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Individual classes

Small group classes (3 people max)

Instruments provided

Price: £35 per hour (1-1 class) /

 £60 per hour (2-1 class)

PRIVATE LESSONS

Marketa - handpan music

Teacher and founder of the Handpan Academy Bristol

About Marketa

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.

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