Making Handpan Accessible to Everyone
PanKinds aim is to share this unique and beautiful instrument with as many people as possible, using it as a tool for connection, expression and for promoting wellbeing.
Whether its a workshop for primary school students, a corporate team building session or playing for patients in a local hospital, PanKind is sharing this unique and wonderful instrument with the world. We tailor our sessions to your individual needs.
Half day introduction to handpan workshops
An introduction to this beautiful and unique instrument focussing on basic playing technique and improvisation
Full day handpan immersion retreats
A full day and evening of learning, performance and fireside jamming with lunch and dinner included
Weekend handpan and nature connection retreats
An immersive weekend retreat set at beautiful venues in various UK locations. Participants will learn about the handpan in detail, begin to develop their own style of playing and use music to connect with nature and each other. Comfortable accommodation and all meals included.
Where did you hear your first Handpan?
Often when I meet someone who is interested in these instruments their story is usually similar in many ways to mine. It involves hearing and being drawn towards a mesmerising sound and then being captivated by what they find. Following this is a deep desire to play one, and then the realisation of how inaccessible they are (or are perceived to be). Thankfully a lot has changed over the past couple of years, and the days of handpans costing many thousands of pounds and needing to wait years on a waiting list are becoming a thing of the past. They are still not cheap, reflecting the time and skill required to hand make and tune them, however they are a fraction of the cost of even a few years ago, and far more available.