When it comes to playing (and directing) handbells, there's a lot to learn.
For instance, those who are brand new to handbells may not initially realize that the music is written one octave lower than the actual sound the bells make (C5 = Middle C). (source) In addition, there's the basic ringing and damping technique, figuring out how to make bell assignments, and enough special techniques to keep you busy for a while.
Where do you go to learn about getting started, choosing repertoire, teaching technique, and developing music-reading and rhythm skills?
I hope you find a few helpful resources right here on this blog! Here are some posts you might find useful: