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
There are many wonderful reasons that schools and organizations want to start a steelpan program or steel band. The benefits are vast and the popularity of the program, spreads quickly. The process of starting a program can be daunting and with so many options, determining things like which instruments to purchase and from where, can … More Starting a Steelpan Program
Barrels to Beethoven helps to “set the tone” at Pittsburghs first Maker Faire! This was the feedback we received from the Maker Faire team. What a compliment to our organization! We were so happy to participate in the Maker Faire. The Barrels to Beethoven booth welcomed guests as they entered the Faire and provided not … More Barrels to Beethoven @ The Maker Faire
The steelpan or pan, is a musical instrument developed in the English speaking nations of the Caribbean. Countries like Guyana, Barbados and most popularly known for steelpan, Trinidad. The only new acoustic instrument developed in the 20th century the steelpan is handmade from a 55-gallon steel barrel, or steel drum. A series of hammers are … More What is a steelpan?