Music makes our heart beat! Music is used to express of all our
Originally from Connecticut, USA, my Trinidadian Afro American
heritage has always connected me strongly to music. I was fortunate to
have musical training and to be part of various musical groups in High
When I moved to Europe, I wasn’t sure how that would continue. I had
been teaching English since 2006 in companies in the Nantes region.
One day , my uncle sent me his steel drum and said: “you are a
musician - go find a group!” Steeldrum in France? Did that even exist?
Coincidence showed me how. One summer afternoon, I was taking a stroll
in Clisson and found a concert in a park where people were dancing to
the hypnotic sound of steel drum. And this is when my passion for
steel drum began.
I added a steel drum classes as a workshop for my students and saw the
reponse immediately. It ignited curiousity and inspiration.
Steeldrum is the only original instrument created in the 20th century!
It’s history is entailed with power of freedom of expression for the
masses. All of this from the tiny island of Trinidad and Tobago.
15 years later, I have played in over 100 concerts (festivals,
carnivals) in France and England. I am proud to say today that I am
now President of the same association I saw that day in Clisson,
Calyps’Atlantic , with 67 members.
I enjoy sharing my passion with others and hope to bring you on this
voyage of musical discovery.