Open Positions

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

Join Us This Fall!

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!

Summer of Steel!

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!

What is a steelpan?

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?