Steel Pan Music Centre

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Thursday evenings (term time only) at Swarthmore Centre, 6.15pm – 8.15pm

Steel Pan classes are now running on Thursday evenings at the Swarthmore Centre, LS3. Our timetable consists of three half-hour sessions, and all enrolled students will attend the two most suited to their needs, receiving an hour’s teaching time in total. They increase in difficulty so start with beginners, intermediate (Steel Rising) and advanced (East Steel)

Beginners: 18.40- 19.10
Intermediate (‘Steel Rising’): 19.20- 19.50
Advanced (‘East Steel’): 20.00- 20.30

The classes are open to all ages and are ideal for people who are total beginners, or have begun to play a little at school.

More advanced players under 18 may also be interested in Leeds Silver Steel Sparrows.

Enrolment and term dates for 2019/20
Thursday 19th September: Enrolment and first lessons of term
Thursday 24th and 31st October: Closed for half term
Thursday 5th, 12th, 17th and 24th December, and 2nd January: Closed for Christmas
Thursday 9th January: Open for new term
Thursday 13th and 20th February: Closed for Half Term
Thursday 26th March, 2nd, 9th and 16th April: Closed for Easter
Thursday 28th May and 4th June: Closed for Half Term
Thursday 2nd July: Final session

As the provision at the Steel Pan Music Centre is structured differently from other Music Centres, the fees are calculated differently. There is no enrolment fee, and the annual cost per student is as follows:

Under 18/unwaged – £214
Adults – £254

As with all Music Centres, financial help may be available for families with lower incomes – for more info please contact the ArtForms office on 0113 378 2850.

For more information please contact Rebecca Ainge on 07891 275 724 or

Venue address:
Swarthmore Education Centre
2-7 Woodhouse Square