They’re “just not like anything else,” Debby Teason says. “They’re really magical.”
She’s talking about steelpans. (Please, don’t call them drums.) The founding director of St. Luke’s Steel Band, Teason has been playing pans since she was a graduate student at Wesleyan University. Later, she taught children to play at Cold Spring School and Neighborhood Music School. Then, in 1999, she got a call from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Whalley Avenue.
Shout out to the incredible NMS faculty members Jesse Hameen II and Debby Teason!