Steel Pan Music


Part of the Music program at McGuffey includes the study of instrument families in the orchestra. Grades 1-4 take a close look at percussion, string, brass, and woodwind families.

To put a lovely end to their unit on percussion instruments, our Grade 1 students were treated to a visit by a Music Education major from Miami University. Timothy Knight came and brought along his steel pan. Not only did we get to hear a brief history of the instrument (it’s a baby compared to the age of other instruments like trumpets and violins), but we got to hear Timothy play. Afterwards, students had plenty of time to explore the instrument themselves.

Thank you, Timothy!

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