Steelbands & Education

Mike has always had one constant in his musical journey: Steelband. Whether is it was playing with the Waubonsee Community College Steelbands, the U-Iowa PanAmerican Steelband, the incredible NIU World Steelband, or performing with Silver Stars in the Trinidad Panorama, he has always made time for his passion for the music and instruments of Trinidad and Tobago. He has studied steelpan solo repertoire and improvisation with Liam Teague during his time at NIU. Education is the key to the future of music and of humanity. Mike is an active clinician and educator on the subjects of percussion, steelpan, and chamber … Continue reading Steelbands & Education