NuGen Steel Pan Academy Program

Mission:

The purpose of this program is to introduce children and adults of the community to the Steel Pan instrument. Through a series of demonstrations, lectures and hands on participation students will gain insight to the culture of Trinidad & Tobago and other nations of the Caribbean. The program is open to students ages 6 and older and no prior musical experience is required.

Goals:

At the end of the program students will be able to play a musical piece on their instrument, understand the history of steel pan and how it is made, proper playing technique, etc.…

Benefits:

Students will enhance their academic, social and artistic development. Build self-esteem, develop music literacy, boost team skills, improve coordination, foster self-expression, sharpen concentration and boost listening skills, appreciate the cultural diversity around them, and many other skills that can be used throughout their lives.

Nicholas Mohan

Program Director

Why I Do This, In the spring of 1992, I made a decision that has had a tremendous impact on the trajectory of my life. That was to walk into the New Creation Youth

Karima Mohan

Operations Director

Why I Do This, As an adult, one day I asked myself when in life was I happiest. The answer always connected to this instrument. I met my best friends,

Russell Pope

Media Director

Everything around me I can see the Steelpan having a connection in some way or form, I don't honestly think that there are was a time that Pan was not on the peripheral