Barrels to Beethoven is an organization focused on Arts Education, Making and Innovation. 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 new generation of steelpan players, builders and tuners. Ensuring the growth and advancement of this new musical instrument.

Join us on Saturday February 10th for Let’s Play Pan 21+

On Saturday, February 10th Barrels to Beethoven will host Let’s Play Pan! 21+ Workshop and Fundraiser. The event will feature complimentary Caribbean 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!
 Just in time for The Holidays!