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Groove Mastery

Unique grooves and cutting-edge techniques - immerse yourself in the captivating art of handpan playing with Michaël Akortia

If you want to...

dive into a unique style of playing

have fun and jam with your teacher

learn lots and lots of groovy patterns

want to playalong with guitar, drums and beats

then this Course is perfect for you!


Not only is Michaël an absolute beast on the instrument and his grooves are incredibly fresh and unique. He is also one of the sweetest and most authentic people I know. If you want to check out a new approach to the handpan and dive into a world of fresh and beautiful music, this one is for you!

David Kuckhermann



Join Michael on his journey to explore this wonderful instruments from a fresh perspective.

Course Length:

122 video lessons (7h12m)

In this class sample Michael plays one of his compositions with a guest musician. Of course all guitar tracks and other loops from the course are available as play along practice tracks as well.

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1. Chords & Arpeggios

2. The 3 keys

3. Composition layers in DNB melody

4. Exploring paradiddles

5. Ghost notes

6. Joker, polyrhythms and odd metres

7. Experimental play

8. Hand independence and coordination

9. My favourite grooves

10. My favourite tricks

11. Jam Section / Warm-up

With this course you will...

approach the handpan in a playful way

practice along with drums, guitar and beats

learn new techniques and styles

learn countless new grooves and patterns

learn Michaël's compositions and musical approach

Your Instructor

Raised by musician parents in France, at the age of 6, Michaël discovered his true passion: "Mum, Dad, I want to be a drummer!" Just a few months later, he fearlessly stepped onto a stage, facing hundreds of people, and mesmerized the audience with his drumming skills.

Having spent twelve years studying at music school, Michaël's hunger for knowledge and desire to explore other percussion instruments became insatiable. He embarked on a remarkable journey around the world, seeking out renowned teachers and engaging in jam sessions to expand his musical horizons.

Everywhere he traveled, he humbly learned from the best, skillfully incorporating his newfound knowledge into his own distinctive style. His unique approach involved blending classical music with the rhythms of African instruments, and fusing the beats of electronic drum and bass with the soulful sound of the handpan.

In Japan, he has earned the well-deserved title of "Groove Master," a testament to his exceptional talent and relentless dedication to his craft.

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Complete Bundle 2023







All our handpan courses in one bundle for a great price!

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Now with World Rhythm Library

Groove Bundle







Two courses with focus on grooves, beats and rhythms and the premium version of our world rhythm library for endless groove-inspiration

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