Master the Handpan "ESSENTIALS"

Handpan lessons for beginners with David Charrier. The place to start!

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Beginner handpan players: Here is the handpan course you need to bring your rhythmic and melodic skills to the next level! Wether you just got your instrument yesterday, or you feel still as a beginner, this course is for you!

This course is self-paced, allowing you to work at your own rythme. With more than 7 years of experience teaching people how to play the handpan, I’ve developed my own and unique method to teach students from around the world quickly and with great results. This course is what I would consider the “Essentials” for beginner and intermediate players.

Have you also experienced this?

The problem with most of us is that we own a wonderful instrument. We’re full of hopes of learning how to play the handpan, but we very rapidly find ourselves in a rut. We get stuck playing the same old rythmes over and over again and we don’t know how to invent new melodies.Many of us are left feeling frustrated. We saved up for this beautiful instrument. We waited so long on a maker’s waiting list. And once we we received our handpan we quickly had fun, but than realized that we were always playing the same loop. Some of us even go busking and hope that no passerby sticks around more than 10-15 minutes or they will discover that we only know this one loop! :-)

What most of us try

Most of us try several things to get out of this rut.Our first idea is usually to go looking for handpan videos on Youtube. The videos we find are often super-inspiring, but don’t really allow us to replicate what we’re seeing. It’s hard to breakdown the beautiful songs the artists are playing and we quickly realize that we lack a method how to play this instrument.

So our next idea is to look for training. But unfortunately, there is very little Handpan training material available. Signing up for private lessons via Skype is an option of course, but it’s costly and worst: many teachers as myself are over-booked.

What we really need

Over the years, I’ve come to realize that there two main types of handpan players.

On the one side there are people with melody skills, but lack rythm. Often these folks learned how to play a non-percussion instrument growing up, or listen to lot’s of music or took singing classes. These people know some of the basics but really need develop their percussion skills.

On the other side there are the people that have a bit of percussion experience. But they are now faced with the challenge of learning to play a melodic instrument and of developing and adapting their percussion skills to this special instrument.

My training is designed to help these two groups of people.I starting to dream of creating the ideal course. A course where I would be able to teach people around the world.

It would be a course where you don’t depend on your teachers availability or his coming to your country. It would allow interactions between the students and the teacher. It would be a fun and motivating course, where I see clear and rapid progress.You know what? I think I have created just that kind of course.

Why I ended up created a Handpan School

I’ve been teaching handpan for many years now. I’ve seen many students progress rapidly. I’ve been travelling to so many places for concerts of course, but also to teach workshops and give private lessons.

I love teaching and I love the handpan community. But lately I’ve been turning down so many requests from students because I’m simply over-booked.

That’s why I decided to create an online handpan school called MasterTheHandpan.com. I hope it will allow many new players to enjoy their handpan and share with friends and family the beauty of this instrument.

What you will learn in this course

Here is what you will learn in this course:
• You will develop your coordination and hand-independance skills
• You will get familiar with 4/4 rythmes
• You will get familiar with 3/4 rythmes
• You will discover how rythmes are structured
• You will learn to build-up a pattern
• You will learn how to create a melody from a pattern

At the end of this course, you will know how to play some awesome grooves and create as many variations as you want.

How does this course work?

This course is video-based. I’ve created many short tutoriels. They will help you quickly progress, stay motivated and step by step you will master the essentials of your handpan.

Who is this course for?

Do you feel like you're stuck in your playing? This course is for you!
Does your spouse or roommate ask you to stop always playing the same things? This course is for you?
Would you like to charm a special someone with your handpan skills? This course is definitely for you! 😉
Do you feel like you don’t need handpan lessons? Try the free samples below and see!

A confession

Because of the way this course is designed and because you can advance at your rythme and review at any time, I need to confess something: You will learn much more in this course than if you take many Skype lessons with me and all that at only a fraction of the price!

Can I try the course?

I’m confident that this course is excellent. That’s why I offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.If you follow the entire course and are not satisfied that all that you learned, email me and I’ll reimburse you quickly.

Why you should sign-in

If you sign-up today to Master the Handpan “Essentiels” you will get immediate access to the course and:
• a digital download of my album: Keona (value $10)
• a quality PDF of all the training sheets used in the course.

So don't wait, check out the course today!

Your Instructor


As a multi-instrumentalist, I’m passionate about a variety of rhythms and melodies. In 2004, I discovered the handpan, a unique "sound sculpture" with enchanting tones.

My passion for the study of this instrument and my desire to create have allowed me to share my music throughout the world. Whether as a solo artist, as a duo, or with a bigger group, I’ve always loved sharing my own creations and helping people discover this instrument.

Over the past few years, I’ve really wanted to teach the handpan to others. I often travel to other countries in order to give “masterclasses” and individual courses. I love seeing players enjoy the handpan and its infinite possibilities, and I love watching my students blossom in their musical journey. In order to continue to encourage and train as many handpan enthusiasts as possible and see its magic impact lives, in 2016, I created Master the Handpan called MasterTheHandpan.com.

Class Curriculum

  Ear Training - A method to reproduce any rhythm
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase of my handpan course, contact me in the first 15 days and I will give you a full refund.

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