People often comment that steel pans and Caribbean music in general sound like sunshine and exotic holidays. The sound has a great appeal! But it also has a very important history that is interesting to read. Visit my blog page to learn more about it.
Hi, I’m Charlotte and I am the founder of Rhythm and Steel. In my first teaching job at a middle school in Northumberland I had a class set of steel pans and was hooked straight away. The steel pans were so popular with all the students that we ran multiple groups as an extra curricular activity and we performed concerts and competitions in the local area. Ever since then I have wanted to bring the steel pans and Caribbean music to my local community in Lincolnshire.
I studied BA (Hons) Music at the University of Salford and graduated in 2004 with a first class degree. I was a qualified secondary school music teacher for 8 years and my posts included Head of Music at Skegness Grammar School. I left classroom teaching in April 2018 to teach private brass, piano and singing lessons. I then "took the plunge" and bought a set of steel pans to start teaching. It's the best thing I have done in my career so far.
Music is a huge part of my life and I also play the cornet in Alford Silver Band and Skegness Community Orchestra and sing with the Elizabethan Singers.
If you are interested in learning how to play the steel pans, have a look at this website and also have a listen to some videos on my YouTube channel. Please get in touch with any enquiries, I look forward to hearing from you!