Barrels to Beethoven is an organization focused on Arts Education, Making and Innovation. Founded by Leigh Solomon Pugliano, Barrels to Beethoven utilizes the steelpan, as the tool for our educational programming. We provide engaging, entertaining, and interactive opportunities for our community, especially youth, to learn about the steelpan, including it’s history and building technique. Our ultimate goals are to provide a unique but impactful option for arts education as well as develop a new generation of steelpan players, builders and tuners. Ensuring the growth and advancement of this new musical instrument.


Let’s Play Pan 21+

Thursday April 6th

Let’s Play Pan! 21+ is a workshop for adults who want to learn how to play the steelpan. Attendees learn in a band setting and by the end of the night are able to perform. Barrels to Beethoven is all about interactive programming. Although most of the programs are geared towards young people, this event gives adults a chance to join in the fun!

The workshop will take place at Cube Creative Space in East Liberty. Guests will also get a tasting of traditional Caribbean dishes as well as complimentary drinks.

In addition to steelpan technique, attendees will also learn more about the history of the steelpan and how the instrument is built and tuned. A great cultural and musical experience.


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Steelpan Lessons 

Spring Session Begins April 10th!

More details available under steelpan education.