The steelpan (also known as the steel drum or pan) is a melodic percussion instrument which was invented in the beautiful twin island Republic of Trindad & Tobago around the 1930’s. The instrument still serves as the national instrument of the country and is regarded as the only fully chromatic and acoustic instrument to be invented in the 20th century.
In a nutshell…
Steel on Wheels is an all-inclusive steelpan educational program that takes away the hassle and expense of starting a steelband from scratch. SoW offers the host school/organization customized educational steelband programs that include all instruments, materials, resources, and trained instructors for a duration decided by the SoW site-coordinator and the host. All at a reasonable fee! SoW also offers onetime workshops on the steelpan, Trinidad & Tobago culture, clinic-performances, and customized workshops.
Custom programs to fit your needs
Whether your goal is to improve sight reading, integrate music with another content area, add something different to your spring concert, build camaraderie, or just have fun- Steel on Wheels has the program for you!