*NYC Handpan Creativity & Improvisation Workshop* is a fully hands on and immersive music making experience for complete beginner to advanced handpan players! All are welcome and encouraged to join our 12:00-2:00pm class or our 3:00-5:00pm class at the beautiful Padma NYC, located just across from Union Square Park!
We are overjoyed to invite you on this deep exploration into new possibilities for learning, playing, creating and exploring on a beautifully unique collection of 12 D-Celtic handpans, one for each participant provided by Handpan NYC non-profit!
Through this class, enjoy a transformative group music making experience. A variety of group and individual activities awaken our own unique self-expression. We will explore how to play music from a space of freedom as well as discover how to collaborate in a meaningful and positive way. Prepare for an easy, informative and uplifting workshop experience! Look forward to connecting with a group of friendly, caring, and like-minded music lovers!
At the end of class, don't rush out! Talk to new friends, explore your new skills, and learn more about New York's largest handpan community!
2 Workshops will be offered on Saturday, February 1st:
Workshop 1 (same as workshop 2): 12:00-2:00pm
Workshop 2 (same as workshop 1) 3:00-5:00pm
To ensure the highest quality learning experience, each class will be limited to 12 participants!
Tickets are available for purchase ahead of time, and it's highly recommended since same day purchase will not guarantee space!
**If you have your own D Celtic or D Kurd instrument, you are welcome to join at a discounted rate, please share a private message for more details!
**Ticket cost is $50
**Students are encourage to arrive up to a half hour early to get comfortable and settled before the start of the workshop.
Meet the Facilitator:
A sound artist, discovering the music in everything, Max Kanowitz (aka Prana Rising) holds the central belief that music has the power to transform the world.
Max is a Brooklyn based performer, composer and music educator. As a student, Max received his BM in both Percussion Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music in 2015 and has had the humble privilege of studying with master percussionists Bernard Woma, Adam Maalouf, Michael Burritt, Glenn Kotche and Bill Cahn. As a percussionist & drummer, Max performs regularly at theaters and music venues across NYC, Brooklyn and Queens. In his solo project Prana Rising, Max strives to express his musical voice by combining classical and contemporary sounds, world music textures, and pop music influences, into his own unique multi-instrumental style.
Max is a New York State certified music educator with diverse experience spanning from early childhood music, advanced instrumental music teaching & music & movement workshop facilitation; also offering a variety of music lessons in percussion, piano, guitar, bass, voice and most beginner instruments. Max also offers specialized classes and lessons in early childhood music, music production, improvisation & musicianship, creative self expression through music classes, and K-12 band, orchestra and chorus.
About Pantam Collective:
We are dedicated to the growth and empowerment of students, performers and the community forming around one of the world’s newest musical instruments, the Pantam.
Through hosting workshops, ensembles, retreats and public gatherings, the Pantam Collective brings people together from all walks of life to experience, play, collaborate and learn from our collective of players and teachers.