Handbells.com contains in-depth articles about many aspects of handbell musicianship, written or collected by Nancy Kirkner of Seattle.

On this site (formerly known as solobells.com):

  • Learn more about handbells
  • Read articles for handbell musicians, especially soloists
  • Find additional resources to help you master handbells
  • Watch video of Nancy in concert


  • Use the search box to find any term mentioned on the site.
  • While perusing articles, use the Categories and Tags to find related articles.
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All content copyright © 2011-2018 Nancy Kirkner, handbells.com, except where noted.  Please do not print, download, or copy anything offered here, without Nancy’s explicit permission.

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