Schools

Aynsley teaching steel pan at Lambourn 2016

Develop cultural music in your school, academy or college with steel pan music lessons.  From one off visits to weekly curriculum music lessons we offer the full range of experiences to suit all age groups, abilities and class sizes.

The CultureMix Music Academy provides music education for all ages.  Based at The Caversham Centre we offer a range courses for young ambitious musicians.

We work in partnership with schools and Music Education Hubs across the region to provide a series of curriculum based weekly music lessons for class sizes.

Introduction to Steel Pan
Learn about the history and origins of steel pan music at a recital and presentation with the best steel pan artists. Including instrument demonstration, a live performance, a short film, audience participation, questions and answers.

Schools Steel Pan Music Taster Workshops
Taster workshops are an ideal way to introduce steel pan music to your school through a day of hands on introductory workshops with tutors and a full set of instruments provided. Programmed to suit your school timetable each workshop covers the history and origins, basic playing techniques and learning a simple song for an optional assembly concert.  Enquire here.

Schools Weekly Music Lessons
Our Schools Music service offers a series of curriculum based weekly steel pan music lessons for class sizes and smaller groups. Classes are ideal for first access to music in primary schools with curriculum links to history, geography, economics and culture.

As a partner with Music Hubs in Berkshire, Slough and Hampshire we offer specialised tutors so school children get a chance to play an instrument and experience music free of charge through the Arts Council funded In2Music programme.

Free and affordable music lessons are available for all ages with an option to continue learning at individual tuition or in a group at our Music Academy based in Caversham.

For secondary schools we set up ensembles and support development towards music exams including GSCE Music.

Progression Routes
CultureMix offers free progression opportunities for talented children and student wanting to develop music learning to a professional level.  The CultureMix Music Academy is the ideal setting to develop your musical instrument learning, group and band skills with options to perform live at our scheduled events.  More here.

Annual Steel Band Festival
Each year CultureMix celebrates talented children and young people at the annual Steel Band Festival.  Find our how you can get involved here.