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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.

Barrels to Beethoven offers a variety of options for steelpan education and entertainment services. We conduct workshops and programs for schools but also provide interactive entertainment for community events, corporate team building, birthday parties, and more.

Join us on Saturday, December 16th for Let’s Play Pan 21+ Holiday Party!

On Saturday December 16th, Barrels to Beethoven will host Let’s Play Pan! 21+ Holiday Party and Fundraiser. The event will feature complimentary traditional Caribbean Christmas dishes and drinks that guests can enjoy while they learn to play the steelpan, a Caribbean instrument with deep roots in the Pittsburgh area. Guests learn in a band setting and are able to perform by the end of the night!

Barrels to Beethoven is all about interactive education. Although most of the programs are geared towards young people, this event gives adults a chance to join in the fun! A great cultural and musical experience!

With your support, Barrels to Beethoven hopes to raise funds to support our 2018 youth steelpan education programs which include; classroom and after school programs in underserved communities (primarily Wilkinsburg and Homewood), youth ensemble, and maker program.

If you can’t attend please consider making a donation to support our initiatives. Thank you!

Register Here
 Just in time for The Holidays!

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