Today I’m the very grateful recipient of the wild elm pandeiro. I’m absolutely thrilled with it .
The jingles are so very responsive it’s just a dream to play. I’ve never tried a pandeiro anywhere near this good.
I will be sure to sing your praises should any of my contemporaries be looking for a professional instrument of this quality.
Many thanks  (Lewis, USA)

Hi! I just write you for the good reception of the pandeiro! It's really nice! Light, bright sound, and sober's perfect! 

Thanks for your good work. (Le Gall, France)

Thank you very much for creating such a beautiful instrument, and for shipping it out within 24 hours. I will highly recommend your business to others.

Sincerely, (Dee, USA)

I realized I never told you my pandeiro arrived. It did & I’m in love with it. I’m playing it so much, I’m thinking I can no longer say “no” when people ask me if I’m a musician - my answer now has to be, “not a terribly good one”. Just wanted to let y’all know the joy you’ve helped facilitate. 

Thanks (Richard, USA)

I had received the pandeiro. This is really the most amazing pandeiro that I ever saw. The jingles sound really great and the weight of the pandeiro is light enough for playing comfortably. Drum head of the goat skin sounds warm and soft. Thank you for making this beautiful thing. It's my pleasure to play it. 

All the best (Hank, Taiwan)

Das Pandeiro (Wicked Walnut mit M-Platinelas) ist heute angekommen und ich bin frisch verliebt. Klang und Verarbeitung sind wirklich erstklassig!

Ich habe jahrelang auf einem vergleichsweise schweren 12" Pandeiro gespielt und Euer Modell ist echt eine Offenbarung.

Das Fell klingt. Also jetzt schon. Das hat mich echt positiv überrascht. Die Platinelas sind auch sehr fein und sprechen wunderbar filigran an. Wahrscheinlich werde ich langfristig nicht anders können, als mir noch ein paar weitere Platinelas bei Euch zu bestellen... allein schon aus reiner Neugier.

Ein echt tolles Pandeiro. Ganz herzlichen Dank dafür!! - (Jan, Germany)

Lieber Matthias,

Pandeiro ist angekommen und klingt super!

Ich habe schon angefangen mit deinen tutorials…

Vielen dank fuer deine Muhe und express zusendung!!!

ich bin dir sehr dankbar!! (Mate - Slovenia)

I'm taking your pandeiro course and it's amazing, best online course I've taken! Thank you!

(Tom, USA/Brazil)

Hallo Matthias,
Hab über kalango dein Pandeiro Tutorial erworben. Finde es sehr gut aufgebaut und nachvollziehbar. Macht Spaß anzuschauen und motiviert wieder mal was neues auf dem pandeiro auszuprobieren und immer wieder basics zu üben auf die Haltung mehr zu achten und und und. Prima. (Thomas, Germany)

The 3 pandeiros arrived today and I LOVE THEM. I feel so blessed. I understand why you guys named the copper 'kinky' -- that's an absolutely perfect name for that unusual 'banging trash can lid' type sound that sounds a little trashy/dirty, but not quite! it's a weird unusual hard-to-describe sound and 'kinky' fits it perfect. I'm in love with the aluminum shaker and true steel soundscapes as well. I'm afraid I might have to order some more in the future, (with a different wood frame/height,) they're so wonderful sounding! I wish all the frame drum players/pandeiristas could experience more than just the main 'choro samba' and brass combinations. Thank you! - (Holly, California) 

Das von mir gekaufte Pandeiro mit den Alu-Mighty-Schellen spielt sich super und passt exakt zu meinen klanglichen Vorstellungen und dem vorgesehenen Einsatzbereich. Das zeigte sich auch, als ich das Instrument jetzt erstmals bei einer Aufnahme verwendet habe. (Roland, Deutschland)

The pandeiros have arrived and they are perfect (!) I LOVE them. The Marcos Suzano jingle combination series is impressive, I'm so glad I ordered it!! I can see it being my favorite HP Pandeiro for awhile. I feel so fortunate to not only have discovered the HP Pandeiro, but to be able to own more than just one or two.

Thank you guys for all your hard work!! (Holly, USA)

Your pandeiro is great! (Denes F., France)

The Pandeiro has just arrived. I am very satisfied by the product: warm sound, good bass, and above all a very, very light instrument. I love it.

You have been really quick on delivery. My compliments. Thank you so much. Regards, Luigi (Italy)


Just got the Pandeiro from the post office. Thanks for your wonderful instrument. Best Regards, Darman (Slovakia)


Really enjoy playing with your pandeiro and planning to get another Pandeiro with a different wood, in one or two month time. Kind Regards, Sudarman (Slovakia)


Дорогой Маттиас! Посылку получил. Отличный подарок на день рождения! Большое спасибо))

Dear Matthias! I've received the parcel. Great birthday present! Thank you very much)). Vladimir (Russia)


It's been a few days with my new jingles (all ready went for a roda de

choro)...and I must say I am really happy with them...some how by magic my pandeiro playing has improved. I can hear every single jingle 'shaking' which gives me extra control. I will defiantly recommend your artisan 'know how' when ever I can. Once again many thanks. Simon (Belgium)

I received my pandeiro today. Thank you very much. It is a beautiful instrument. Just taped it up and lowered tone...sounds very nice. Congratulations. I can't believe how light it is....what a combo...real wood and skin.

I've been practicing from your lessons on-line.

You are an excellent player and teacher.

Sincerely, (Mark J., USA)

I love your pandeiro. As an instrument and as craftmanship. (Andrej L., Luxembourg)

I couldn’t be more pleased with this pandeiro! The instrument is beautifully crafted and though I am presently awkward in practicing with it I am realizing daily improvement in training my arms and hands in the basic movements.  Since I have been a drum set player for about five decades the rhythmic sensibility of this instrument is immediate to me, though I quickly realize to play it like I desire will take some time.  The videos of yourselves and others demonstrating it are truly inspirational!

That brings me to your tutorial - I find it to be Excellent!  The video resolution, lighting and sound quality are all terrific. Your manner of delivery is clear and relaxed and you quickly get to the point in each lesson. The clear view of your hands is a tremendous asset in understanding the technique being demonstrated; the pattern notations are equally instructive and, I assume, as the lessons become more challenging I will appreciate the notational inclusion even more.

Finally I must comment on the case - a perfect compliment and companion for my HP Pandeiro. I find this to also be of the highest quality: sturdily made, thoughtfully designed and very handsome.

Thanks so much for your obsession with this instrument and for building a business around that obsession. (Mark G., USA)

Nach meiner Meinung, das Beste was man an Übungsmaterial in Bezug auf Qualität, Fachwissen und unterschiedlichen Grooves bekommen kann! (Wolfgang W., Germany, about "The Complete Pandeiro Guide")

Ich habe den Stick und muss sagen, dass das Tutorial ausgezeichnet ist. Lässt nichts zu wünschen übrig! (Rainer O., Germany, about "The Complete Pandeiro Guide")

These pandeiros are the best in the world right now. I finally got mine this summer, it's precious !!! (Juri, The Netherlands)

Dear Matthias and everyone at the HP Percussion,

My new Sweet Cherry came today.  I've been playing it for two hours straight so far.  It's so much fun!!  It's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!  Thank you! (Kose, USA)

Since 4 months now I've been playing your pandeiro (my first) and I'm passionate about the instrument and the musical culture it represents - thanks again for your musical and instrumental passion! (Fred, Belgium)

Hi Matthias, die Tutorials sind in jeder Hinsicht gut bei mir angekommen:

23 GB, stilvoll verpackt, super lehrreich; ein Tutorial wie ich es liebe. Perfekt. Super gemacht. Mit Booklets zum ausdrucken, um die Noten überall dabei haben zu können. Ich bin echt begeistert.

Das ist wirklich Gold wert. Quasi Privatunterricht vom Meister. Vielen herzlichen Dank! (Andreas, Germany)

Seit ein paar Jahren besitze ich ein Pandeiro von Euch, Studio Silver, und ich liebe es einfach. So ein wunderschönes Instrument mit hervorragenden klanglichen Eigenschaften, leicht, und super zu spielen. (Andreas, Germany)

Oi Matthias! Muito bacano o teu trabalho. (Rafael, Brazil)

Thanks for the nice and pleasant guide. (Didier, Belgium)

Very good tutorial! (Marvin, USA)

Great work! (Kostas, Greece)

Lieber Matthias, das Pandeiro liegt auf dem Sessel im Wohnzimmer und immer, wenn ich dran vorbeikomme sagt es: "Komm, lass uns nochmal die Open oben und unten üben, bitte!"... oder etwas in der Art. Ja, es ist sehr höfflich, hat eine äußerst angenehme Stimme und jetzt fühlt es sich auch noch so gut an. Was soll ich sagen, ich bin sehr glücklich mit ihm, meinem Pandeiro! (Karen, Germany)

The Jorginho pandeiro finally came today. It is beautiful. I need to break it in a bit, particularly to get the lower sounds.  I’m storing it on the tight side to stretch the skin a bit. Let me know if this is a bad idea. The rim extends a bit over the skin. This should change as the skin stretches and as I build up some new calluses. I am very happy with my purchase. Will undoubtedly have questions as I bond with the instrument. (Marvin, USA)

I received the pandeiro in perfect condition. It's a great instrument and I'm really happy wih my adquisition. (Sergi, Ireland)

Hi Matthias! Your instructional video is very good! (Hisashi, Japan)

Matthias & Anders, thanks for the great work, punctual delivery and oh my WHAT A SOUND & PLAYABLE pandeiro! (Fred, Belgium)

I got the pandeiro yesterday. What a gorgeous, dynamic instrument!

I love the tone and craftsmanship, thank you, thank you, thank you!

When I took it out and said hello it almost immediately started showing me some new things to play :) (Zachary, USA)

O pandeiro está cada vez melhor, tenho usado e o som tá abrindo aos poucos. Já já as platinelas vão ficar no ponto! E muita gente que vê o pandeiro fica impressionada com o visual! Abs!!! (Marcos Suzano, Brazil)

Hi Guys! The Jorginho (HP Choro Pandeiro) arrived late last week and I love it! I actually caused my kids to be late for school Friday morning because I couldn’t put it down! LOL. I’ve never played a flat rim before, and I find I do like it very very much. The grip is different – but it’s really comfortable and I’m enjoying the new experience. And the platinelas are fabulous! These I absolutely love! So lush and full, a big sweet sizzle. I have much gratitude for your continued passion and innovation gentlemen. Until next time! (Damian, USA)

Das Paket mit Pandeiro und Jingles ist bei mir angekommen. Das Instrument ist einfach hervorragend! Vielen Dank! (Julia, Russia)

High class quality, amazing sound, deep vibration! (Isadora, Brazil)

I have a great number of pandeiros by famous brands from Brasil, Europe and Argentina. I think your pandeiro is the best of them. (Hisashi, Japan)

I’ve been using your jingles and I’m liking them a lot. My playing is still very modest but I’m picky with the tone/sound. (Kari, Finland)

Pandeiro arrived, what a great pandeiro! Very light, great uniform skin, great jingles and case! I will have lots of fun with it. (Eduardo, France)

I got the pandeiro yesterday. It looks and feels great and plays beautifully! Thank you! (Anssi, Finland)

Ich habe mir vor einiger Zeit ein Pandeiro von euch gekauft! Ich bin

sehr glücklich damit und spiele sehr oft. (Max, Germany)

I’ve just received the parcel today and the Jingle Friends sets perfectly in my pandeiro! Thanks a lot! (Fabrice, France)

Das Pandeiro ist wohlbehalten bei mir angekommen. Ich bin total begeistert vom Sound und der Verarbeitung. Ist jetzt mein drittes und mit weitem Abstand mein Bestes! Werde euch weiter empfehlen! (Christian, Germany)

WOW! Loving this HP pandeiro! Thank you all so much for working with me and providing one of the best customer service experiences. The returns, refunds and assistance with helping find the perfect instrument. I will highly recommend Kalango and HP pandeiros to all my percussion and music contacts. (Mike, USA)

The Pandeiro has safely arrived to Sweden. It looks fantastic, sounds fantastic even smells fantastic! The only problem now is for me to learn how to play it fantastic! (Thomas, Sweden)

I just received my new pandero in good condition and it is really a fine pice of work. (Udo, Germany)

The pandeiro arrived already today. It is in fine shape, and quite beautiful - even the skin looks good! It sounds good right out of the box - the H series sounds great. After a “test drive” I will try the B studios. My very first impression is that it is extremely comfortable (light and easy on the holding fingers) and the marriage of the skin and jingles is really tops. I’ll report back after I’ve played it for a few days. Thanks for your great product and prompt service. (Thomas, USA)

The jingles arrived. The sound is as expected a little bit more jingles-orientated. I have now both options for the sound choice. Thank you very much, I like it as it is. (Roland, Germany)

Yesterday I got the pandeiro. Thank you, I'm happy - nice sound and weight. Good luck to you! (Armands, Latvia)

Hey, heb inmiddels wat langer gespeeld op de pandeiro (S-serie). In 1 woord: top! Na plakken van het vel is het geluid echt fantastisch! En crystal clear platinelas. De pandeiro heeft me weer een inspiratie boost gegeven, thanks! (Marloes, Netherlands)

Got it today. Great sounding instrument. Practiced for almost 2 hours. (Gino, USA)

I love what you guys are doing. The pandeiros and marketing are great. I also like the idea of selling pandeiro kits. (Scott, USA)

It finally arrived and I love it! The wood and the jingles, the weight and the sound, superb craftsmanship. (Janz, Slovenia)

I am enjoying my Choro Samba jingles  but I wish they were a little bit lighter. The ones I had before were three pieces of tin and were super light.  I experimented with different combinations of your jingles and my old jingles. It seems like the most important factor is that middle jingle. Yours is quite a bit heavier than the middle jingle I had before. But it also makes a huge difference in sound. Do you also make a middle jingle that is lighter than that one but sounds good? (Felicia, USA)

Die Platinelas sind angekommen, alles perfekt. Das Pandeiro klingt jetzt klasse. (Olaf, Germany)

I received the jingles and have already put them to use. The middle metal plate was kind of heavy so I re-used my old jingles' middle metal plate which is super light. The sound is much more pleasing than my old tin jingles. I used the little friends on my Pizzott pandeiro, and it has improved dramatically! Thanks for your advice and prompt delivery. Thanks! (Felicia, USA)

Wicked Walnut is wonderful thanks, having lots of fun with it. (Nick, UK)

I am very happy with my new HP Pandeiro. It sound great, and I already have a lot of pleasure playing it. Thanks a lot making such a good instrument. (Didier, Belgium)

The Pandeiro has arrived and we fell in love with the sound and the quality of the instrument right from the beginning! (Melanie, France)

Received my pandeiro safe and sound. Really happy with it and it’s very light, just what I needed after struggling with a heavy contemporanea 12.

I have an HP pandeiro which I love. (Matthew, USA)

I have ordered a "Real Pro" model bag, I got a kind confirmation email and it arrived a week after my purchase. The bag is extra quality and was well packed. Thank you.  (Grégoire H., France)

The HP Platinelas S-Series got delivered today by the Australian post in perfect conditions. They are indeed a beautiful and nicely crafted set of jingles. I have already set them up on my pandeiro and they sound as good as expected. Looking forward to try one of the HP pandeiros in the near future. (Rafael, Australia)

I'm happy to tell u that wherever I go - play the Hp pandeiro, people that are already familiar with the instrument get impressed by it! It's really nice instrument and I'm super happy I bought it from u guys! (Kostas, UK)

Hallo Matthias & Anders, endlich habe ich meine neuen Schellen ans Pandeiro angebracht... Ich bin sehr begeistert und freue mich über den tollen Sound!! Vielen Dank : )) (Tanja, Germany)

Hello, I received the jingles yesterday, and i would like to thank you, it's great job! The sound is beautiful, very clear and precise, better to my ears than with the former jingles. (Hugues, France)

Just to say that the jingles arrived and I've replaced them now. They have a great sound, i'm really happy with my purchase! (Tathiana, UK)

Das Pandeiro klingt super. Ist schon voll im Einsatz. (Tanja, Germany)

Thanks for the info, the pandeiro arrived today. It sounds just great, topping my (already high) expectations easily :-) (Peter, Switzerland)

Hey guys, still deeply enjoying the pandeiro and getting lots of compliments and requests for where to get one! (Cody, USA)

I got the pandeiro! It's super! :) Thank you so much!! (Pauliina, Finland)

I play much more Pandeiro than in the times before! This Instrument is perfect! (Peter, Germany)

Well, it was worth waiting for! The pandeiro you sent is very responsive, and I can't believe how light it is compared to the one I was using---no more sore arm/wrist, which as you mentioned in your video, makes quite a difference when you're practicing as a beginner.  When you're learning, it really does matter that you own the best top-of-the-line instrument, otherwise you think that you're doing something wrong, or it'll take too long to get used to the instrument and you get bored or give up altogether. I love your pandeiro because it makes me sound good already!!! (Ron, USA)

Arrived today! It's all tuned up and sounding great, thanks again :) (Cody, USA)

Recebi as platinelas hoje mesmo!

São ótimas!

Muito obrigado! (Gilbert, France)

I have just received my pandeiro!!!! I am so thankful and it's exactly what I was waiting for...Amazing Pandeiros!!!! (Kostas, Greece)

The drum is best! Thank you. (Simon, France)

Pandeiro kam unversehrt an. Pandeiro gefällt! Jetzt bereits - bei aller Jungfräulichkeit – Pandeiros sind hartnäckige Jungfrauen – einen Klang, der viel verheißt. (Markus, Germany)

This pandeiro is absolutely fantastic! I've been visiting your website for nearly a year now, scrutinizing over jingle choices and anxiously awaiting the opportunity to buy one of your drums. This pandeiro is everything I was hoping for...I cannot put it down! So awesome; I love your passion for this instrument and I considerate it a privilege to own one of your design and hand-crafting. I'm thrilled :-) (Damian, USA)

Hi, it arrived today. What a work of art! Build and sound quality are phenomenal. (Dean, USA)

Package received :-) ! The pandeiro is good looking, it's my first one :-) (Hervé, France)

Hey it made it! And sounds sweeeet! Thanks for answering all my questions. It is a very fine instrument. (Marc, USA)

My new Haffner & Perander pandeiro arrived yesterday (5 August) in perfect condition. It's beautiful! I was a little surprised at how high it was tuned for shipping; perhaps that was a consequence of the summer heat in California. I lowered the tension on the head, and it sounds great. The light weight and amazingly responsive jingles make it a pleasure to play. It's a much better pandeiro than I am a panderista. (Jay, USA)

Hi H&P, got the jingles. They sound great! (Emiliano, USA) 

Hallo Matthias, sind super:) (Claude, Germany)

Platinelas sind heute angekommen. Super Qualität wie immer! Vielen Dank! (Tobias, Germany)

Really love my HP handmade pandeiro! It is much lighter than other ones in the market. The design and choices of materials result in this wonderful portable instrument: it provides a very wide range of musical possibilities; solid and elegant; wild or gentle, which all come from the dedication of the makers. (Linhuei, The Netherlands)

You guys are so great!

Cheers! (Damian, USA)

Lovely instrument, thank you. (Marty, UK)

I loved my new pandeiro, thanks for the great choice! It's beautiful and sounds great. (Rodrigo, Brazil)