Barrels to Beethoven is an organization focused on the preservation, education, and innovation of the steelpan. Founded by Leigh Solomon Pugliano, Barrels to Beethoven utilizes the steelpan, an afro-Caribbean instrument, 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 historical context and building technique. Our ultimate goal is to provide a unique but impactful option for music and arts education while developing a new generation of steelpan players, builders, tuners, and enthusiasts.  Ensuring the growth and advancement of this new musical instrument.

Barrels to Beethoven offers uniquely impactful programs developed by Leigh Solomon Pugliano based on her expertise of steelpan education, curriculum development, knowledge of steelpan history and cultural context, and youth development expertise. Students of all ages will thoroughly enjoy learning all aspects of steelpan education and performance. In addition, children and youth who participate in our steelpan education programs gain the personal, social, emotional, and educational assets needed to support healthy development, increase well-being, self-esteem, and facilitate a successful transition through childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood.

Up Next

Adult Group Class                               March 14th thru April 18th Register Here

Let’s Play Pan! 21+Workshop           April 14th Register Here

Summer Workshop                             June 14th & 15th Register Here

Pan Camp!                                            August 6th thru 10th Register Here


Join our team!

Barrels to Beethoven is seeking a Program Coordinator. Learn more here