Our Steel Pans

We are lucky enough to have a set of steel pans. Our pupils learn to play them in a club run by Lee Nelson, who runs the well known TLA Steel Pan band.

Steel pans are percussion instruments which originated in Trinidad. They are made out of an oil drum with one end beaten down and divided by grooves into different sections to give different notes.

Most of our pupils who begin to learn how to play the steel pans at River Beach go on to be members of the TLA steel band. You can hear the TLA band on You Tube.