February 15 2pm-5pm
Steelpans (also known as steel drums or pans, and sometimes, collectively with other musicians, as a steel band or orchestra) is a musical instrument originating from Trinidad and Tobago. The pan is struck using a pair of straight sticks tipped with rubber; the size and type of rubber tip varies according to the class of pan being played.
If you’ve ever been to the beach and enjoyed listening to the sounds of a steel drum, then this workshop is for you. Come experience the sound and feel of playing the lead, double seconds, cellos…. yes…. steel cellos….and the glorious sounds they create together. There are even smaller sized drums called Jumbie Jams for the younger kids.
In this workshop, you will learn how the drums are set up, some basic mallet techniques, and hopefully by the end of the workshop, how to play the song, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”…. no note reading required…we will learn much through listening and repetition! We will explore basic rhythms and play them in rounds to hear the great harmonies these steel drums can create!
Come find out if this is an instrument you just might enjoy playing on a regular basis. Who knows…. you might feel like you’re at the beach….right here…. middle of winter…. in good ‘ole Page County!
The fee is only $15 for adults and $8 for 17 and under. Drums are provided.
Instructor: Theresa Weakley
Registration at the door or please fill out the below form.