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Michaël Akortia

A teacher, teaching handpan courses on the online platform


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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Michaël Akortia

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Groove Mastery






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

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Step-by-step learning to build your skills up every day

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