top of page
Three handpans in space.jpg


 Learn handpan or improve your skills. A course focusing on theory, rudimentary techniques & exercises, composition and group performance.

Jared Sofi Handpan.png

The Art of Handpan

Six-Week Course

Saturdays, 10am-12pm

August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

September 7 and  14

Join the Miami Sound Institute for an amazing Level 1 Six Week Introduction to Handpan Course taught by Sofi Dias & Jared Bistrong. This powerful course will provide participants with the fundamentals of playing and learning the Handpan.

What You Will Learn 

  • A variety of playing techniques and styles

  • Fundamental daily exercises

  • Music theory and composition

  • How to play in groups, orchestra, and sound healing settings

  • How to use sound as a meditative tool

  • Basic breathwork principles

Hybrid Learning

This course will be accompanied by an online platform where students will have lifetime access to video tutorials, exercises, and handpan resources.


Experiential Learning

The Miami Sound Institute's innovative teaching & learning system combines modern-day learning theories with technology and the flipped classroom model. Each week students will work on basic exercises and patterns via videos and then have an opportunity to apply those exercises to a live setting while receiving feedback from the instructors.


Real-World Performances

Students in the Miami Sound Institute have a variety of opportunities to join live performances and Sound Healing Meditations with the South Beach Sound Healing Orchestra


About the Instructors

Sofia Dias is a multi-instrumentalist living and working in South Florida. Graduated from Miami Dade College in Music Education, Sofia focuses on world percussion and has been involved in various music projects in her community ever since. Sofia works with music in many ways, from performance to education and even therapy.


Since 2018 she has held an in-depth practice of the Handpan and has dedicated most of that time studying it in the context of Music Therapy. Sofia has also been a part of Miami’s very own samba percussion community MiamiBloco since 2019, paying respect to her Brazilian heritage.

Jared Bistrong is the founder and director of the Miami Sound Institute and the South Beach Sound Healing Orchestra. A Miami native, Jared has been a pioneer in the field of Sound Healing for over 25 years. His unique facilitation and teaching style has inspired an entire community of sound healers and musicians who over the last 5 years have held meditations for over 10,000 people in the community. He teaches over a dozen different sound healing instruments, the Didgeridoo, Hand drums and the Handpan.

Location: Tantra Studios at 390 NE 69 Terrace, Miami, FL 33137

Cost: $450 early bird through June 29th, $495 thereafter


For questions or alternative payment methods, please contact Jared Bistrong


Sign up for Email Updates

Sign up for email and be the first to know about the latest events, trainings and more from Jared Bistrong, the South Beach Sound Healing Orchestra and the Miami Sound Institute.

Thanks for submitting!

We respect your privacy. View Privacy Policy to learn how we use and protect your data.

bottom of page