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Please note this course is running as part of the Government Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) scheme, and is open to children and young people that are eligible for free school meals only. 

The course is provided by MAC as part of the Bring It On Brum campaign.

Steel Pan Drums

Learn the techniques and rhythms of the Caribbean Steel Pans in this fun workshop.

What will you learn on this course?

Learn to play a progressive series of Caribbean and popular pieces on the Steel Pans.

This introductory course will involve rhythmic and melodic techniques, playing steel pan in a group.

The course tuition is provided by a highly trained and experienced tutor from the multi-award-winning Services for Education Music Service in partnership with MAC Birmingham. In 2018/19, Steel Bands from the Music Service performed at the Symphony Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, MAC (as part of the 2019 Windrush Festival) and Ruddock Performing Arts Centre.

Who is this course for?

This course is open to participants aged 6 - 17 years, and no previous experience is needed.

The course is accessible for people of all abilities who can participate in activities that use upper body and manual dexterity. The room is wheelchair accessible. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

No. Steel pans, sticks, music and music stands are all provided.

Are there any additional costs?


Who teaches this course?

Owen Clarke, Services For Education

MAC's Autumn 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 Term Courses will go on sale at 9am, Sat 31 July 2021.

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