Have you attended a concert of Handpan (also called Hang Drum)? Maybe you saw it in a video on Youtube? Since then you have been dreaming of buying one of these wonderful instruments with their beguiling sound. We know this feeling, because as manufacturers and musicians we have all experienced it.
But how can we learn to play this incredible instrument once we buy it? That's the question we want to answer here.
Learn to play Handpan online
As a new addition to the family of percussion instruments, the Handpan is conquering an inconspicuous place in concert halls. Therefore, you can't learn this instrument in music schools yet. That's why there are websites where you can learn how to play handpan. Here are the ones that the community talks about most often:
Each of these sites has its own specifics. Some are free, some are paid, but all are of very good quality to learn to play handpan.
Learn to play handpan with Superprof
Superprof is a platform that brings together teachers and students in all fields. On Superprof you can learn math, Chinese or Handpan.
Its great advantage is that you can get in touch with teachers near you. This gives you the opportunity to learn how to play Handpan not through a screen, but directly in one-on-one lessons with a teacher.
Prices for private lessons range from 15€ to 45€ per hour.
Master the Handpan with Master the Handpan.
This is a 100% online solution that allows you to learn how to play the handpan through tutorials that range from beginner to advanced.
One of the great benefits of this site is that you can progress at your own pace, since you have lifetime access to the training provided to you.
Prices range from $89 to $179, depending on which course you take.
Learn Handpan with Handpan Dojo.
Another website rented by the community of Handpan learners is Handpan Dojo, which works on the same principle as Master the Handpan.
Not only do you have lifetime access to the site, but you can also access it from any device.
Prices for the courses range from 89€ to 400€.
Learn to play Handpan with Youtube.
The last option is the 100% free one through Youtube. Many channels have emerged simultaneously with the democratization of handpan, and some of them are dedicated to handpan lessons.
By the way, you will find some of the speakers offering paid courses on the above platforms, like David Charrier from Master the Handpan.
So Youtube can help you start learning and familiarize yourself with certain teachers before you decide to invest in handpan lessons.
There are many others, such as David Urban, Amy Naylor, or Gerard Spencer. Make your choice based on their artistic qualities and the quality of their pedagogy.