Improvers Handpan Day Course

Improvers Handpan Day Course


Sun. 25 August / 10:30am - 5:30pm

A workshop for beginner and lower intermediate players. In this one day workshop you will work on core ideas of technique, improvisation, composition, and theory, with a special focus on phasing and playing harmonics. Participants will leave with enough material to practise for months.

Handpans can be provided upon request.

Limited spaces are available.

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A deeper look at the handpan

With a focus on phasing and harmonic isolation

In this workshop we will look deeper into many of the foundational elements of playing the handpan. Looking at harmonic isolation will add greater possibilities to your playing, as you would discover more melodic options within your instrument. Practicing phasing will improve your musical perception and creativity, allowing you to play with other people in a more interesting way. Finally we will also look at other key musical aspects such as technique, theory, improvisation, and composition. You will have a chance to try various handpans and scales, and finish the day performing some of these ideas together with other players.

Topics covered

Phasing : using phasing cycles to open up new creative possibilities and challenge your melodic and rhythmic perception.

Harmonic technique : learn to isolate ‘harmonics’ on your instrument, with double-handed and single-handed techniques.

Harmonic patterns : Use harmonics to build more intricate and beautiful melodies, and expand the tonality of your instrument.

Indian rhythms : how Indian rhythmic ideas can keep your playing fresh and exciting.

Composition : how studying form and help you create entire pieces that sound effortless and inevitable.

Timings for the day

10 - 10.30am Arrival

10:30-2pm - First session

2-3pm - Break (Lunch not provided, but there are many nice places close by!)

3pm-5:30pm - Second session

6pm - Venue closes


Handpans will be available for use on course days free of charge.

A limited number of our parners’ handpans will also be available for purchase.

Fin out more about our parners on the team page.

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This workshop can be bought as a gift, with a printable & personalised ticket available. Please allow five working days.