Workshop partner

Our workshop partners introduce themselves.

  • Claudia Lohmann

    02826 Görlitz

    Claudia is a passionate percussionist, sound & music therapist and psychological counselor! The credo of her studio Ritmico: Harmony in rhythm, sound & percussion! When Claudia discovered the handpan many years ago, she immediately fell in love with this wonderful instrument and it has become an integral part of her great treasure trove of instruments! Pure passion! Whether you already have experience or not, for each participant, in workshops or in lessons, Claudia sensitively and patiently promotes the individuality of each person. She still remembers her first lesson, her first steps into the world of percussion! You don't need to know sheet music or have in-depth knowledge of music - everyone is musical in their own special way! You can find out more at:

  • Jan Zelinka

    Pasinger Bahnhofsplatz 1
    81241 München

    Jan Zelinka - professional musician, drummer and lecturer for rhythm and drums - has been organizing drum and percussion seminars since 1996. After a successful career as a touring musician, he founded the Drum and Beat drum school in Munich-Pasing in 2009.

  • David Reich

    76149 Karlsruhe

    David Reich is a lover of rhythm and fascinated by percussion. As a drummer and percussionist, he attended the University of Music in Karlsruhe and played in music projects of various genres. The pedagogical know-how has been tested and formed over more than 10 years in individual and group lessons. He currently teaches drums, percussion and especially handpan at the drumming and rhythm school "DrummerCircle" in Karlsruhe. He also performs as a solo artist and in the duo PanCello.

  • Adrian

    Sigmundsgasse 14
    1070 Wien

    Adrian regularly offers beginner handpan workshops in Vienna.

  • Music School Albrecht

    Musikschule Albrecht
    Vor dem Bahnhof 2a
    55569 Monzingen

    Music School Albrecht in Monzingen: We are a certified member of the Federal Association of Independent Music Schools. A guarantee for high-quality teaching!

  • Lavinia Gerster

    Sound Sculpture - Handpan Shop
    Neutorstr. 10
    55116 Mainz

    My name is Lavinia Gerster and I am a multi-instrumentalist. I discovered the handpan about three years ago after I started learning acoustic guitar as a child. As a teenager, he developed a passion for drums and electric guitar. With many years of experience in various bands and music genres such as rock, pop and funk, I now combine the handpan with other instruments to create my own songs and sounds. But I also enjoy playing the Handpan on its own. I look forward to discovering this wonderful instrument with you in the course and making music together.

  • Lisa-Marie Lausmann

    Sound Sculpture - Handpan Shop
    Neutorstr. 10
    55116 Mainz

    My name is Lisa-Marie and I have been playing handpan for 3 years. When I asked myself why the instrument was sometimes not played for a long time, I thought back to my time in the orchestra. I've been playing the violin for 20 years - sometimes I've practiced more, sometimes less. But what I enjoyed most was making music in the orchestra every week. This helped me to stay on the ball and keep working with the instrument. So why isn't there a Handpan Orchestra yet? Here we go! Let's make music together and have fun. I look forward to your participation and to starting a musical journey together.

  • Max Kay


    Max is a handpan player and social pedagogue from Leipzig. He regularly accompanies yoga classes with the handpan and offers individual lessons and beginner workshops, with which he would like to give interested people access to this wonderful instrument. You can find more information about him and his work as a handpan player on his homepage : or his Instagram profile :

  • Leander Greitemann

    Sound Sculpture - Handpan Shop
    Neutorstr. 10
    55116 Mainz

    Leander Greitemann is an author, coach, handpan player and passionate handpan teacher. In his workshops and individual coaching sessions, his enthusiasm for conveying content is combined with his love of music and his obsession with the handpan. His aim is to convey supposedly complicated things in a playfully simple way in order to create an unexpectedly deep contact with this instrument.

  • Sound Sculpture - Handpan Shop

    Sound Sculpture – Handpan Shop
    Neutorstr. 10
    55116 Mainz
  • Petra Kleinecke

    28357 Bremen

    Petra Kleinecke is a handpan player, drummer, qualified music teacher and Gestalt music therapist (retired). In her workshops she combines heart and mind: she playfully guides participants to expand their knowledge and possibilities.

  • Manuela Franke - Handpan Salon

    01465 Dresden OT Langebrück

    Music has accompanied Manuela from an early age - but it is thanks to the Handpan that it has now also found its way into her professional context. At Handpan-Salon Dresden, she offers unique workshops ranging from beginner to in-depth themed courses. As an experienced neurocoach, she knows how to convey content in a sustainable, brain-friendly, light and entertaining way. You don't need any previous musical knowledge at all! In the warm and inviting atmosphere of the Handpan Salon, every participant will find the ideal environment to learn and love the art of handpan playing. Whether you are a beginner or want to develop your skills, Manuela's courses are designed to support each participant individually. The courses are more than just learning sessions; they are a journey of self-discovery and musical expression. Find out more about Manuela and her work at

  • Roland Becker - HandpanTemple

    12107 Berlin

    The HandpanTempel in Berlin Tempelhof has rapidly developed into a popular meeting place for the Berlin handpan scene and many handpan enthusiasts. The store in the showroom houses an exclusive selection of handpans from various manufacturers. The range is complemented by a large selection of accessories, such as handpan care oil, handpan bags, handpan stands and ropes.

  • Jochen Metze

    48151 Münster

    Jochen Metze studied percussion at the Conservatorium in Enschede. He has been on the road for more than two decades as a professional musician with various band projects. He has been teaching drums/percussion and directing several ensembles for just as long. He also gives drum and Band workshops. Jochen Metze flirted with the Handpan for a long time until he finally fulfilled his wish. He now enjoys passing on his experience in workshops and lessons.

  • Charly Böck

    85055 Ingolstadt

    Charly Böck - freelance percussionist, drum circle facilitator, bandleader and author. He studied percussion in Munich and Havana, plays in several bands and is internationally renowned as a workshop leader. Since 2007, the handpan has been at the center of his sound and rhythm journeys.

  • Fernando Lyra

    69115 Heidelberg

    Fernando Lyra is a multi-instrumentalist and sound expert based in Heidelberg, Germany. He learned and developed techniques for various percussion and woodwind instruments such as handpan, kaval, ney, darbouka, def, pandeiro, didgerido, jew's harp, asalato, cajon and hulusi. He has performed on various stages throughout Europe and offers workshops and master classes for various instruments.

  • Wolfgang Fischer

    90459 Nürnberg

    Wolfgang Fischer is a certified music educator, systemic coach and director of the music school "Musikpunkt Nürnberg". Specializing in adult education, Wolfgang Fischer has been teaching all types of drums and percussion for over 15 years. The basic concept of the workshop is based on two main pillars. On the one hand, on a musically grounded basic attitude. On the other hand, on the emphatic orientation, which sees the person as a whole and helps him to move forward. Wolfgang Fischer was able to experience these competencies both as a professional musician and the accompanying studies at the music academies in Leipzig and Nuremberg, as well as through his training as a systemic coach.

  • Roland Becker - HandpanHof Babben

    03246 Massen-Niederlausitz

    The HandpanHof Babben is located in the historic former Fiebig restaurant in the picturesque village of Babben in the Niederlausitzer Landrücken Nature Park, just a few minutes from Lübbenau and Vetschau in the Spreewald. We build, rent and sell handpans (steel drums) with wonderfully relaxed, spherical sounds. We regularly offer workshops for beginners. Knowledge of music theory is not required. The instrument opens up quickly in an intuitive way. We have a large, rentable event hall for music events, handpan gatherings and yoga retreats, our own festival meadow, as well as a campsite with a large forest swimming pool and a guesthouse in the village.

  • Markus Gerlach

    44359 Dortmund

    The experienced live/studio drummer, percussionist, handpan player, instrumental teacher (University of Cologne HF) and rhythm coach not only teaches drums, percussion and handpan, but also has his own groove practice drum2com, in which he also teaches the positive health aspects of drumming to reduce stress, strengthen concentration, train the cognitive abilities of the brain and improve coordination of the body in general.

  • Fabiana Olsen

    21423 Winsen (Luhe)

    Fabiana has been playing handpan for almost seven years. As a music teacher for handpan at the Winsen music school, she regularly offers introductory workshops as well as lessons.

  • Louis L.

    21149 Hamburg

    Louis is a Hamburg percussionist and music producer. He has been performing on international stages from small to large since 2014 and has long since established himself in the handpan scene. His style is refreshing and ranges from interpretations from classical music to pop covers and imaginative original compositions.

  • Markus Reich - Percussion Reich

    35394 Gießen

    Markus Reich has been playing handpans since 2008 and works as a professional percussionist in various bands. He is at home as a multi-percussionist in numerous styles. He has many years of teaching experience and is a lecturer for a wide variety of institutions, including UNI Giessen. In his lessons, he caters to the individual needs of the participants and offers profound advice and deep insight into the fascinating world of handpan. He also offers a concert program (Handpan & Meer).

  • Einklang ALAKUS

    68623 Lampertheim

    The two musicians and sound therapists Ute Kilian and Frank Willi Schmidt combine sound and live music with relaxation in their concerts. Frank Willi Schmidt has been on stage as a bass player for over 30 years, providing sonorous rhythm. He can be heard on over 60 CDs and has worked for Thomas Anders and André Heller, among others. Ute Kilian has been playing various instruments since the age of 6 and is trained in many relaxation techniques, including hypnosis. In addition to two of their own CD productions, they have contributed their sounds as guest musicians on various CDs.

  • Jan Eppler

    98544 Zella-Mehlis

    Jan Eppler discovered the mysterious world of music at the age of 4 inside a big drum. Since 1990 he has been working as a musician and music educator in the fields of medieval, folk and world music. He has been working with the handpan since 2015 and offers regular workshops.

  • Marcus Ottschofski

    83671 Benediktbeuren

    Marcus Ottschofski - freelance musician, percussionist, music producer and graduate social pedagogue. He completed his percussion training with Paul Engel, Famoudou Konate, Billy Konate and Adama Dramé. He is a graduate of the certified djembe teacher training at the Djembe School Munich with Uschi Billmeier and lecturer at the Catholic Collegiate School Munich/ Benediktbeuern in the area of the Music Pedagogical Additional Training (MUZA) on the topic of "Music in Social Work at Schools". He devotes himself to ensemble activities in various formations.

  • Karin Graf - Heartbeats - Space for Rhythmic Impulses

    66287 Saarbrücken/Quierschied

    Karin Graf is a percussionist and sound artist. She runs a center for music, dance and movement in Saarbrücken, the " Raum für Rhythmische Impulse". This lovingly designed room offers wonderful acoustics with its room height of 10 meters, so that every Handpan workshop is an enjoyable and relaxing experience for body, mind and soul.

  • Albrecht Bibas

    30169 Hannover

    Albrecht Bibas began his musical training on the classical guitar at the age of seven. In his teens he formed his first bands and switched to electric guitar and bass. Then, at the age of 16, he discovered his passion for the drums. Building on this, he decided to study music. As an artist he realizes himself in various bands, besides he has been giving drum lessons for children, teenagers and adults for ten years.

  • Max Neumann

    Mozartstr. 30
    72336 Balingen

    Max Neumann is a musician, yoga teacher and passionate handpan player. On his journey through India, he got to know the handpan and was fascinated by its sounds. He now combines the handpan with his yoga classes and plays at various yoga festivals, events and workshops.

  • Petra Eisend - Drum Experience

    97421 Schweinfurt

    About 8 years ago, the Hang or Handpan came into Petra Eisend's life and she has completely succumbed to its fascination and dedicates her entire passion to it. In the last few years she has intensively studied these special sound bodies and learned to play them in many different ways.

  • Hangklang - Rolf Predotka

    37627 Deensen

    Rolf Predotka aka Hangklang: It all started with one note almost 30 years ago - the keynote of the didgeridoo. This was followed by sound work, unusual sound instruments, sound tent, sound world, sound space and finally work with the Hang and later the Handpans. Performances with handpans, handpan workshops, handpan CDs, Hang&Harp, handpan consulting are the main work of Hangklang today.

  • Ranvita Hahn - Rhythm Worlds

    50354 Hürth / bei Köln

    Ranvita Hahn is a musician, Taketina Teacher and founder of the Rhythmuswelten School near Cologne. She has been leading various percussion courses and events (Conga, Handpan, Framedrums, Taiko) since the early 90s. Each of them is a musical experience that will give you inspiration for your own playing. The focus is on different touch techniques, playing flow, coordination and playing repertoire. Depending on the duration and level of the workshop, polyphonic playing sequences are developed which lead to the construction of a piece. The interplay of the handpans will immerse you in the experience of the groove from the very first lesson. Everyday life disappears for a small eternity.

  • Thomas Meisenheimer

    65193 Wiesbaden

    The Klang Tempel offers a space for free music lessons. In a relaxed, private atmosphere, the joy of improvised music without sheet music can be experienced here. A variety of musical instruments invite you to listen, try and get to know. Under expert guidance, an easy and playful approach to music is made possible. Thomas also leads the Rav Vast Drum Circle in the Rhein Main area.

  • Moritz Labschütz


    Moritz Labschütz is a multi-instrumentalist, studied jazz percussion at the Gustav Mahler Conservatory in Vienna and now offers handpan workshops and lessons for beginners and advanced students. He was immediately fascinated by the sounds of the handpan and has been involved in various national and international handpan projects since 2016.

  • Kay Rauber

    As the son of a percussionist, musical instruments have been among Kay Raubers toys from an early age. In his teenage years, he expanded his percussion world and became intensively involved with drumming. Kay became known with "Bubble Beatz". An innovative drumming duo that turns every imaginable material into drums and is known for their powerful show. Since 2015, Kay Rauber has been working primarily with Handpans and Rav Vast. In doing so, his knowledge of the world of rhythm serves as a solid foundation. Kay Rauber gives handpan rhythm and Rav Vast courses throughout Switzerland, at schools and in various studios.