Steelpan Classes 2017

Where can I go to learn how to play steelpans?


As you have been reading about the world of pan, you now may want to apply the knowledge gained by actually playing these wonderful instruments - putting your knowledge into practice.

Finding a band to join can be very daunting, as with other instruments, because it could be difficult to fit in to a well-established group.


Where can I go to start lessons for beginners?

The list below gives some of the organisations that provide steelpan courses, and / or lessons in a group environment throughout the United Kingdom.

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All Nations Steel Band
11 Albion Road, Albion Estate, West Bromwich

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Beginner Steel Band
Blackburn the Redeemer CofE Primary
Jack Walker Way, Fernhurst Farm, Blackburn

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Birminghan School of Pan
The Multicultural Music house
55 Great Hampton Street, Hockley, Birmingham, West Midlands

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Blackburn is Open

The Bureau, Victoria Street, Blackburn

Children and adults

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Cambridge University Steel Pan Society - CUSPS
Cambridge University

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Children's Steelpan School

Percey Community Centre, New King Street, Bath

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Community Steel Pans
Swinton High School, Sefton Road, Pendlebury, Manchester

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Creative Unity Steelband

St Matthias Community Centre, 113 Poplar High Street, London

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Croydon Steel Orchestra

Fairchildes Avenue, New Addington, Croydon


Woodside Primary School, Morland Road, Croydon

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CSI Steelband
Randolph Beresford Nursery, Australia Road, White City, London
From 3 years

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Daysprings Steelband
Earlsdon Methodist Church, Albany Road, Earlsdon, Coventry 

From 7 years

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Dog Kennel Hill Primary School
Dog Kennel Hill, East Dulwich, London
Adults

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Don't Panic Steel Pan Band

St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead

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Ebony East Steelband Academy

1 Bishops Avenue, off Plashet Road, Plaistow, London

Children and adults

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Ebony Steelband Trust Children's Steelpan Classes

YAA Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews, London
Children

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Endurance Steel Orchestra
Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, South Norwood, London

Children and adults

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Enfield Arts Support Service
Houndsfield Primary School, Ripon Road, Edmonton, London
Children and adults

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Euphoria Steelband

Same Sky, Belmont Street, Brighton, East Sussex

Children and adults

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Finchley Music Service
Moss Hall Junior School, Nether Street, Finchley, London

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Fisher Arts Community Steel Pan Band Beginners 
Fishers Arts, Hookstone Drive, Harrogate, West Yorkshire
Adults 
(no longer available 2012)

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Greenfield Community and Arts Centre
Greenfield school, Greenfield Way, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham

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Heart of Steel

Charlotte Turner Primary School, Benbow Street, Deptford

Children and adults

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Holly’s School of Pan
60 Wembley Avenue, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear

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Hub Sixty Seven

Hub 67, 67 Rothbury Road, Hackney Wick, London

Adults

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Independent College
Arch 197, Preband Gardens, Chiswick, London
From 8 years

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Jack Drum Arts

St John's RC Academy, Bishop Aukland, County Durham

Children - term time only

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King Edward VI's Adult Community Steel Band
The King Edward VI High School, Cottingwood Lane, Morpeth, Cumbria
Adults - term time only

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Kingscote Steelpans

Kingscote Village Hall, Kingscote, Gloucestershire

Adults

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Leeds Silver Steel Sparrows
City of Leeds High School, Woodhouse cliff
13 to 19 years         

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Manchester Youth Steel, Orchestra 
Xavarian College, Lower Park Road, Manchester
Intermediate and advanced

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Mango Music Shed
Holy Trinity First School, Bell Tower Place, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Children and adults
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Mangrove Steel Pan Classes
The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London
11 to 15 years
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Metronomes Steel Pan Classes
Meanwhile Gardens Community Associations
156 -158 Kensal Road London

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Milnthorpe Steelband

Creative Confectionary Company Warehouse, Mainline Industrial Estate,
Milnthorpe
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New World Steel Orchestra
Leeds West Indian Centre, 10 Laycock Place, Chapeltown, Leeds
6 to 19 years
New World Steel Orchestra

82 Sheepscar Street, North Leeds

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Pan at Paddington Arts

32 Woodfield Road, St. John's Wood, London
6 to 10 years

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Pan Crazy - adults
Panic Attack - children
Garforth Academy, Lidgett Lane, Garforth, Leeds

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Pan Nation Steel Orchestra

Holly Trinity Primary School, Somerset Road, Tottenham, London

Children and adults

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Panash Steel Orchestra

All Saints Primary School, Upper Norwood, London

Children and adults

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Pandemonium Steel Pans

MAB, Homerton College, Cambridge University

Open to members of Cambridge University

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Pantonic All Stars Steel Orchestra
Hazel Grove High School, Jacksons Lane, Hazel Grove, Stockport
Children

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Pantonic Steel Orchestra

St Thomas' Church, Hackney, London

Children and adults

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Phase One Steel Band

St Paul's Church, Foleshill Road, Coventry

8 years and above

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Plymouth Junior Steelband
The Soundhouse, Tor Bridge High, Miller Way, Eastover, Plymouth
Children

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Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra - RASPO
MacDevitts Studio, South Street Arts Centre
21 South Street, Reading, Berkshire

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St Matthias Community Centre
113 Poplar High Street, Tower Hamlets, London

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Steel for Stoke Community Steel Band

Lindsay Annexe, Cannon Place, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

14 years and above

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Steel Pan drumming for Children
Somerhill Junior School, Somerhill Road, Hove
Children 7 years and above

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Steel Pan playing - an introduction, Steel Pans for Improvers
Porchester Community School, White Hart Lane, Portchester, Hampshire
Adults

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Steelpan Academy
St Margaret's Centre, 103 Whitnash Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Children and adults

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SteelPanTrust

Cowgate Day Centre, Greenford, Middlesex

Children and adults

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Steelworks - Acorn Centre
Acklam Grange School, Acklam, Middlesborough, Cleveland
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Stevenage Music Centre

Nobel School, Mobbsbury Way, Stevenage
Children and adults

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Stockport Steelband Classes
Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport
Adults

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Sunshine Panners Steel Band

The Backyard, Haydon Bridge High School, Hexham, Northumberland

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Sussex Steel

The Littlehampton Academy, Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex

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Thanet Music Centre
Charles Dickens School, Broastairs Road, Broadstairs, Kent
Children and adults
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The Sage Gateshead
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

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UFO Steelband
Christ The Saviour Church Hall, New Broadway, Ealing, London
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UK Centre for Carnival Arts
3 St Mary's Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
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West Leeds Music Centre
Pudsey Grangefield Maths & Computing College
Mount Pleasant Road, Pudsey, Leeds

City of Leeds School
Bedford Field, Woodhouse Cliffe, Leeds

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West Leeds Steel Pan Academy 
Armley Ridge Road, Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Children and adults
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