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Daniel Waples

February 15, 2023 2 min read

Who is Daniel Waples

Daniel Waples is a British percussionist and handpan player who has been at the forefront of the handpan music scene for over a decade. He is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and talented musicians in the genre, with a unique approach to playing the handpan that sets him apart from his peers.

Waples first discovered the handpan in 2007 and was immediately drawn to the instrument's warm and haunting sound. He began experimenting with the instrument, developing his own techniques and styles, and soon became one of the most sought-after handpan players in the world.

His music

One of the things that sets Waples apart is his ability to create music that is both energetic and mesmerizing. His compositions are characterized by intricate rhythms, haunting melodies, and rich harmonies that evoke a range of emotions. He often employs unconventional playing techniques, such as using his feet to create percussion, to create an immersive and engaging musical experience.

Daniel Waples has released several albums, each showcasing his unique approach to handpan playing. In addition to his work as a musician, Waples is also an educator, working to promote the handpan and share his knowledge and experience with others. He has taught workshops and masterclasses around the world, inspiring a new generation of handpan players and helping to grow the genre.


Daniel Waples is a true innovator in the handpan music scene, and his work has had a significant impact on the genre. He continues to push the boundaries of what is possible with the handpan, and his music remains as innovative and inspiring as ever. If you are a fan of handpan music, or simply love music that is rich and captivating, be sure to check out Daniel Waples.

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