The fun and easy way to learn how to play the handpan

Whether you're just starting or want to move on to the next level: learn at your own pace, in your own time.

After more than 8 years of teaching handpan around the world, David has created a unique and innovative way to help you get the most out of your singing steel. This isn’t a stuffy school. David’s engaging teaching style means you will pick up knowledge and skills without falling asleep at the back of the class.  
Your progress is guaranteed.

Enjoy fun & effective tutorials

Our step-by-step video lessons are immersive, easy to understand. It's a visual and creative step-by-step approach.

Remember patterns with ease

Our exclusive, simple notation system makes learning and remembering musical patterns as easy as pie.

Learn at your own pace

Re-watch lessons as many times as you want, whenever you want, with unlimited access.

Explore further with your handpan

Our courses give you hours and hours of tutorials to learn from and dip into, tailoring perfectly to your needs.

Get creative in your play

With a wealth of new knowledge and skills, you will improve your style, confidence and compositions.

Watch from any device

Check into your handpan lessons from your computer, tablet or smartphone, while at home, running about or stuck on a train.

Discover a simple notation system

Colours, numbers and ghosts (wooooo)... To make tutorials productive as well as smile-inducing, David has created a very intuitive notation system for your hands. With just a few minutes’ practice each day, you can learn and remember any pattern. Follow the notes and enjoy rocking these new grooves.

Videos that make sense

Ever tried to learn a tune with only the front view of a handpan? Tricky, isn’t it? All our tutorials are shot from above, so your left is his left, your right is his right. No more complicated reverse thinking that melts your brain. No more squinting and pausing to see which notes are being played. Every pattern is shown slowly and progressively so you can study and copy David’s hands around the handpan.

Learn from a full curriculum

Learn about everything from warm-ups and coordination to rhythm and composition, music theory, plus oodles more. And keep track of your overall progress online.

Join our lovely community to keep learning

Much more than an online course, MasterTheHandpan also gives you coaching and provides ongoing support. All members of the MasterTheHandpan family can join a private Facebook group. It’s the perfect place to get to know other players, share your progress and be inspired. David does Facebook Live Q&A, giving you feedback on your videos, encouraging you to develop your skills and knowledge and also offering you the chance to win some great prizes.

Try it for free !

Receive your first handpan tutorials for FREE + download 4 FREE tracks from David Charrier's new album.

Join our online school community and learn what more than 2,000 players have discovered.
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David CharrierDavid Charrier

David Charrier

Player, Teacher, Blogger.
Handpan Enthousiast.

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

My study of this instrument and my desire to compose have allowed me to share my music throughout the world. Whether as a solo artist, part of a duo, or with a bigger group, I love to show my passion and help people to discover this instrument.

Over the past few years, I’ve really enjoyed teaching the handpan. I often travel to other countries to give masterclasses and individual courses.
I love seeing people introduced to the handpan and its infinite possibilities, and I love watching my students blossom in their musical journey.

In order to continue encouraging and teaching as many handpan enthusiasts as possible and to see its magic impact lives, in 2016 I created the online handpan school www.MasterTheHandpan.com. Its mission is simple: « Learn fast, have fun! »

Try it for free !

Receive your first handpan tutorials for FREE + download 4 FREE tracks from David Charrier's new album.