Steel Pans (2017 Listing)

These are classes from 2017. Stay tuned for the 2018 listings.

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Supported by The Music Room
Raven Landing Community Center
CoordinatorsMarlene McDermott (mcdermottmarlene@gmail.com)
Libby Burgess (libbur@hotmail.com)
Evelyn Sfraga (evelynsfraga@gmail.com)
Donna O'Dowd-Robb (donnaodowdrobb@gmail.com)
Steel Pan Ensemble (Beginning/Advanced Beginner)

Steel Pan Ensemble (Beginning/Advanced Beginner)

Price: $150

Days: MTWThF/MTWThF, July 17–28

Times: 4:30–5:30pm

Instructors: Chris Tanner, Gary Gibson

Location: The Music Room Downtown

This class is for the person who has never had any steel drum classes as well as those who have had up to a year of steel drum experience. No keyboard or music-reading skills are required. Instruments are available for participants to use during class.

Festival Steel Pan Ensemble (Advanced)

Festival Steel Pan Ensemble (Advanced)

Price: $175

Days: MTWThF/MTWThF, July 17–28

Times: 6:00–7:50pm

Instructors: Chris Tanner, Gary Gibson

Location: The Music Room Downtown

This ensemble is designed for students who have developed some mastery of the pans. Music reading skills and at least one year's experience playing steel pans are required. Instruments are available for participants to use during class.

Steel Pan for the Complete Novice

Steel Pan for the Complete Novice

Price: $35

Days: M (week 1), July 17

Times: 3:00–4:00pm

Instructor: Chris Tanner

Location: The Music Room Downtown

This workshop is for the person who has never played the steel pan but always wanted to try. The one-hour workshop will provide an introduction to the steel pan and to the different voices in a steel drum ensemble. One tune will be taught. No keyboard or music-reading skills are required. Equipment will be provided.

Intro to Pans for the Senior Set

Price: $70

Days: MTWTh (week 2), July 24–27

Times: 3:00–4:00pm

Instructor: Gary Gibson

Location: The Music Room Downtown

With a song selection and pace designed specifically for seniors, participants in this fun steel band class will learn one song and perform it at the steel band concert at Raven Landing. A variety of teaching approaches and techniques will be used to facilitate learning.
Ability to read music not necessary.

Steel Pan for the Complete Novice

Steel Pan for the Complete Novice

Price: $35

Days: T (week 1), July 18

Times: 3:00–4:00pm

Instructor: Chris Tanner

Location: The Music Room Downtown

This workshop is for the person who has never played the steel pan but always wanted to try. The one-hour workshop will provide an introduction to the steel pan and to the different voices in a steel drum ensemble. One tune will be taught. No keyboard or music-reading skills are required. Equipment will be provided.

Working With Lead Sheets: Interpreting and Using Chord Symbols

Price: $60

Days: WTh (week 1), July 19 & 20

Times: 3:00–4:15pm

Instructor: Chris Tanner

Location: The Music Room Downtown

In this two-day session, participants will learn how to interpret chord symbols commonly found in lead sheets. Participants will be exposed to basic chord theory and common chord progressions, and will be able to build on this understanding when improvising solos. No prior experience with music notation or music theory is necessary.

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