Today celebrates St. Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians—the reason Leigh Solomon Pugliano chose this day 5 years ago to launch a Barrels to Beethoven exhibition to celebrate her father, Phil Solomon a renown steelpan builder, tuner, and player. She didn’t imagine that 5 years later it would be an organization making an impact throughout … More Barrels to Beethoven Celebrates 5 Years!
Contribute to our youth programming at our summertime steelpan fundraiser. There can’t be a better way to both contribute to our local youth and spend a Saturday night with family, friends, or your inner creative self! Let’s Play Pan 21+ is a nightlong summer workshop for adults to learn the basics of steelpan in a … More Play, Eat, Drink and Do Good at Let’s Play Pan 21+!
Steelpan history, playing and performance at a unique, engaging summer camp! Children ages 8 and up are invited to join us for an engaging, unique and empowering musical experience! Kids will learn the history of and how to play the steelpan, an Afro-Caribbean instrument. Camp will be hosted by Barrels to Beethoven at St. Edmund’s … More August Kids Pan Camp!
Join the Barrels to Beethoven team in our mission to preserve the steelpan! Barrels to Beethoven seeks an Assistant Director, Performance + Education. This position will support our existing education programs, develop the youth orchestra program, and support the organization’s growth as we develop new steelpan education programs designed around historic preservation, culture, and steelpan … More Open Positions
We definitely had a #SummerOfSteel. We planned a series of events and programs and each one was better than the next! And since then we’ve been busy planning for fall. Check out our schedule and join us! October 7th – Brett Staggs Album Release Party @ Mr. Smalls Funhouse – Let’s Play Pan Session! October 15th & … More Join Us This Fall!
Our summer session begins on June 20th, please join us! Lessons Private and group sessions are available throughout the summer. Group lessons are perfect for siblings, family or friends. Groups of 4 are required for the group rate. Lessons are offered evenings and weekends throughout the summer. *Other times may be accommodated. Teen Steel Band Students … More Summer of Steel!
There is so much happening in the world of pan. With social media and the Internet we can see it all. Which, in the areas of awareness and support, can and should be great for the Steelpan. The problem is, it seems that quantity has overcome quality and I’m seeing a lot more bad than … More With Steelpan, Quality and History Matter