In 2008, SV2G delivered a ‘Steelpan in Education’ project supported by Arts Council England South East with the following objectives:
- Develop the foundation to accredit pan players and teachers internationally by setting up accredited courses and a grading system
- Pilot a study for accreditation within the UK curriculum
- Initiate the formation of an association for steelpan teachers
Four SV2G tutors were able to experience intensive training on the steelpan syllabus from the University of West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad and Tobago and also attended workshops at Pamberi Steel Orchestra pan theatre (pan yard) in Trinidad. Qualified lecturers and tutors worked with the participants to enhance their teaching skills, playing techniques and prepare them to sit graded examinations. The link with UWI continues, allowing ongoing professional development.
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