Barrels to Beethoven connects audiences through music, culture, and history. Our steelpan education programs are designed to provide youth and adults with a well-rounded music education experience in a joyful and affirming atmosphere. In 2020 we discovered creative and innovative ways to continue our mission of providing impactful arts education, teaching accurate historical and cultural … More Share the joy! Support a legacy.
The SCALE Fellowship officially launched on February 18th with an unbelievable kick-off event. The eight 2021 SCALE Fellows along with their selected guests (family, supporters, and friends) were treated to video introductions of each fellow. Each video showcased both the talent and unique attributes of the musician. SCALE Fellows; INEZ, D’Shay, Sierra Sellers, Diarra Imani, … More SCALE Kicks-off with an Unforgettable Launch Event
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!
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
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