Isthmus Instruments | Handpans
Isthmus Instruments | Handpans
Handpans of the midwest, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago & Minneapolis

Meet the team


Jenny Robinson  


I have been working as a builder/tuner for the last five years in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. I have professional training in science & machining and a lifelong and abiding love for playing and appreciating music. These qualities help me build high-quality instruments with precision and passion.


Shlomo calvo

Point of contact/ All- rounder

"I still remember the day that I first heard a handpan. At that moment I just knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life around these amazing instruments.

I am proud to work and learn from a maker like Jenny because of her incredible talent, hard work ethic, and the drive and desire to improve every single day."



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***Handpan Gathering 2018 !***  Click to register and learn more!  May 12th, 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