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

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.

There will be performances and an end of term sharing event at MAC.

Who is this course for?

This course is open to participants aged 8 to adults and no previous experience needed.  Parents are not expected to accompany their children on this course, but parents can also book a place if they would like a shared learning experience. Please speak to our customer services team if you are interested in this option. Please note that all staff are DBS checked and trained in Safeguarding.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in activities that use upper body and manual dexterity.  MAC can provide a learning support worker and a parent or carer may assist their child if required.  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?

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.  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.