Joseph Peck is a steelpan percussionist, educator, and producer. His music workshops, residencies, and performances are designed for students of all ages. In addition to serving K-12 educational institutions, Joseph is a performing artist with the Los Angeles Public Library and The County of Los Angeles Library.
Pan is My Jumbie (K-12th grade performance/demonstration) – Provides a general overview of the steelpan (steel drum) and its origin. Joseph performs selections on the steel drum. Group participation is encouraged and all students will have the opportunity to play a percussion instrument.
The Carnival Engine Room (4th-12th grade participatory workshop) – Auxiliary percussion instruments (for example, shakers, cow bells, woodblocks, brake drums), in addition to everyday objects, are used to give students a hands-on experience of what it would be like to play in the Engine Room of the Trinidad Steel Bands. (1-2 sessions, 4th-12th grade)