Steel Drums – World Percussion
Joseph Peck is a professional steel drum musician with a degree in music education and a focus on world music. He has a unique set of skills, and a drive to inspire young, creative minds.
Joseph received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wichita State University. He performed with Potential Symphony, an award winning steel band in Trinidad, for the Panorama National Steel Band Competition. He was a founding member of Babylon Saints – a venerable LA-based pop/rock/reggae band, and has performed and recorded throughout the US in genres such as Caribbean, reggae, acoustic rock, jazz, and fusion.
His career has taken him around the world, working with Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, Cyndi Lauper, and Ryan Gosling, among others. His work has aired on VH1, CBS, and NBC, including Parks and Recreation. He was also a contributor in Teaching in the Diverse Classroom: Learner9Centered Activities That Work, a book for educators by Tanya Huber-Bowen.
Joseph’s current project – The Joseph Peck Group – is a Caribbean Brazilian Jazz ensemble that explores traditional rhythms commingled with contemporary interpretations. His latest album as a solo artist is a relaxing and transcendental journey called Free-Flow Steel Pan Meditation.
While directing the Steel Pan Orchestra at Wichita State University, he founded the Adopt-a-Drum Program. Today, with a State of California Music Education K-12 Credential, he is a program facilitator at the Drumming for Your Life Institute, and a teaching artist at The Music Center and the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center K-12 Arts Education Outreach Program.
Twenty years of experience as a steelpan percussionist and music educator have informed his development of the Joseph Peck World Music Program – an innovative, performance-based class which exposes students to the important cultural and historical contributions of music. Students learn the building blocks of music (melody, harmony, and rhythm) in a supportive, creative, and interactive environment using percussion instruments such as steel drums (pans), hand drums, shakers, cowbells, and tamboo-bamboo. Students go on to read, write, practice, play, and perform music from around the world, both on an individual level, as well as with an ensemble.
His Caribbean Drum Circle Program is a music enrichment program that he conducts at Libraries and in schools, teaching students to build community and relate with one another in a drum circle format.
In both of Joseph’s programs, students discover the connection between music and math, science, the language arts, and the natural world. Each program culminates in a concert performance.
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- Star Spangled Banner
- Complete 2018 Summer Reading Schedule for Joseph Peck’s Caribbean Drum Circle
- Summer Caribbean Drumming Camp Begins July 7
- Caribbean Drum Circle Summer Camp in Topanga
- New Research Shows That Music Benefits The Heart
- Welcome to Joseph Peck Music
- Serving Topanga 2013 AD – Joseph Peck – steelpan percussionist, educator & producer
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- Debut Album
- Joseph Peck Shares the Sounds of the Steel Drums at the Topanga Farmers’ Market
- Sound Bath at The Hub featuring Joseph Peck
- Babylon Saints at DiPiazza’s in Long Beach
- “The Gratitude Show” Live at The Sunset
- Babylon Saints album release at Stubrik’s
- Joseph Peck presents Pan Is My Jumbie Music Workshop at Chet Holifield Library
- Joseph Peck and Friends Sound Bath at Raw Living EXPO
- BABYLON SAINTS at Raw Living Expo Afterparty
- Babylon Saints at Stubrik’s
- Joseph Peck presents Pan Is My Jumbie Music Workshop at Walnut Public Library
- Source Sound Healing Conference
- Summer Reading Program Kickoff with Steel Drum Music by Joseph Peck
- Pan is my Jumbie Steel Drum Show
- ‘Pan is My Jumbie’ a steel drum show
- Pan is My Jumbie Music Workshop
- Babylon Saints at 14th Annual Summer Soustice in Santa Monica, CA!!!
- Teen Summer Reading Club Steelpan Music Performance
- Pan is My Jumbie Music Workshop at Marina del Rey Library
- Music of the Steel Drum