Isthmus Instruments | Handpans
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Isthmus Instruments | Handpans
Connecting people to instruments they truly love. Visit our shop. Professional quality handpans for sale. Join our drumming community. Learn how to play. Where to buy a handpan or hang drum near me Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison. Tuner, builder and tuning services by Isthmus Instruments.

Welcome TO Isthmus Instruments

Listen to our handpan videos and check out our Webstore


About Us

Isthmus Instruments was founded in 2013 by Jenny Robinson. Isthmus creates musical instruments out of steel, most widely described as “Handpans”. Our mission is to build beautiful instruments and grow our community.


Our Instruments

Every instrument we make is hand-built. Through theoretical research and practical experimentation, Isthmus Instruments has developed an instrument-building process that can turn a simple sheet of metal into an acoustic work of art.


Featured Videos

Our popular E SayByeD scale.

Annual handpan gathering in Madison, WI.


our mission

Is to connect people to instruments they truly love.


in action

visit us at an upcoming event Or learn more with our blog


Buy a Handpan Now

We produce a limited number of new instruments every month for immediate purchase, as handpan flash sales. You can purchase any instrument available on our webstore and soon be making music! Make sure to visit our handpan shop often to stay updated on new scales we may offer every month.



Custom instrument order 

Would you like to design your own, custom-built instrument?  We can help with that. We will happily guide you through any questions you may have. As well as build the scale, color & artwork of your choosing. If you don't see exactly what you want today in our webstore - this is the fastest way to get your dream instrument. Click below to begin.






Custom scales & designs


Events & News


In Business Madison Magazine, 2019

Wisconsin Public Television, 2018:

Wisconsin State Journal, 2016:

Isthmus Newspaper, 2015:

MKE Maker Faire:



Thrive after 55: August 22, 2018 Madison, WI

Center for Life Enrichment, Shorehaven Living: July 11, 2018

2nd Annual Handpan Gathering:  May 12th, 2018 Madison, WI

PanMarco Handpan Event:  April 14th-15th, 2018  Jacksonville, FL

Madison Night Market : July 13th, June 8th & May 11th, 2017

Make Music Madison June 21, 2017

Annual Handpan Gathering in Madison, WI.  May 13th, 2017

Center for Life Enrichment, Shorehaven Living: Nov.3, 2016

Milwaukee Maker Faire: Sept. 2016,

Des Moines Social Club: Jan 14, 2016


Music for:  Voices of the Namekagon.

Shlomo Calvo performs as a winning finalist for The Overture "Rising Stars" competition in Madison, WI.

Marimbist Robert Rockman plays an Isthmus Instrument for WPR at 22:45

Northland College Alumni News, Fall 2016