Aaron is a handpan and community enthusiast.  He regularly beat things with his hands trying to make music for decades until he happened upon a handpan YouTube video and discovered a new passion.  He acquired his first instrument in February 2016 and has been learning ever since.  When he's not tapping steel, he operates his family ranch in Snowmass and is an Aspen taxi driver in Winter.  Though he's got manure on his boots, he doesn't have manure for brains; Aaron earned his BS and MS degrees in Physics and Mechanical Engineering, respectively.

Snowmass, Colorado

Aaron Oakley

Mark D'Ambrosio is a percussionist, composer, educator, and rounded musician from Colorado's front range. Mark specializes as a player of the handpan, a new and unique percussion instrument. He has performed as a soloist and taught throughout Colorado, the greater United States, and Europe. When not performing Mark is an avid composer, arranger, and music producer; he has released two EPs to critical acclaim which have been featured in numerous creative projects. Mark’s writings have been featured in such publications as the Percussive Arts Society’s “Rhythm! Scene Magazine.”  Additionally, he serves as an educator for various area institutions in the Northern Colorado region and is a founder of the Steel Mountain Handpan Gathering, Colorado’s largest Handpan event. Mark holds a BA in Percussion from Colorado Mesa University.

Boulder, Colorado

Mark D'Ambrosio

Josh has lived on the Front Range his entire life.  He's a life-long musician and multi-instrumentalist, starting on alto sax in 6th grade (we don't talk about the week before sax, on trumpet...). He especially loves folk, blues, new age, bluegrass, psychedelic, Celtic, African chorale, and Spanish flamenco music.  Special obsessions for Enya, James Taylor, Radiohead, and Paul Simon.  Josh has also been studying and practicing music for meditation and sound therapy for over 10 years, focusing on gongs.  He made first-contact with handpans in 2013 and hasn't thought about much else since.  In 2016 Josh released his first handpan-centric album, as The Arcadian Earth (mostly meditation and instrumental music).  You can find his folk/world music performed as Clearlight Void. 

Denver, Colorado

Josh Ryan

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