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Age: 10 years to Adult. We accept younger students after meeting to determine their ability and interest. Steelpan instruments are provided.
BEGINNERS & ADVANCED CLASSES
Steelpan is a cross-culturally joy inspiring percussive and melodic instrument. Students quickly learn to play and perform, beginning with a scale, followed by a simple, familiar song. They focus on rhythm as their skills increase, progressing through more challenging music. Beginner’s classes for ages 7-17 years are 1 ½ hours, twice a week. Adults are once a week. We will teach enthusiastic younger kids who have required attention span and/or talent. All students perform at least once.
More advanced students progress quickly through music they choose and enjoy, motivating and empowering them to stretch their musical limits. Our Musical Director Cecil Francis uses masterful arranging skills on any musical style, making it fun for students to play and audiences to hear.Students experience the adventure of learning varied genres while cultivating musical appreciation. Many students remain with us for years, performing regularly for events throughout the Austin community.
Classes include professional quality steelpans, masterfully tuned to help students learn proper technique to produce beautiful tone. Professional steelpan instructors from Trinidad, with years of steel orchestra experience within its birthplace, combine Trinidad’s traditional and conventional teaching methods. Students transcend culture and language difficulties using listening, focus, and memory to learn music and rhythm quickly. Students have fun contributing as a team to a common musical goal. Register Now
CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULES
• Intermediate 5:30-7:00pm Monday
• Advanced 5:30–7:30pm Wednesday
• Adults 7:00–8:30pm Thursday
After School Access 2017-2018
Fulmore Middle School Tuesday/Thursday
Cambell Elementary Monday/Wednesday
Blackshear Elementary Monday/Wednesday
SPECIAL THANKS Strait Music for donating manuscript booklets.
WORKSHOPS & FIELD TRIPS
We conduct Steelband Workshops for schools, organizations, and company team building on-site, at retreats, or at our school.
They are One-half, Full Day, or Multi-Day. We invite school and organization Field Trips to Austin Community Steelband’s
school for 1 to 2-hours hands-on exposure to this fun, unique instrument. Click here to book a Workshop or Field Trip (PDF)