The Benoit Academy of Steel Pan vision is to become the global Academy for Steel Pan development and its mission to educate students to achieve excellence in the study of steel pan, providing opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship in the life and creativity of the National Instrument.
The Benoit Academy of steel pan was founded by Mr. Brian Benoit who won a national award from BPTT for most outstanding student in Pan Making/Tuning, National Youth Award for entrepreneurship from the Ministry of Gender Youth and Child Development, Ideas to innovation award from the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development and has been teaching steel pan and music theory for the past four years.
This business idea steel pan workshops is using innovative template materials to teach how a steel pan is made, its history and innovators to Primary and Secondary Schools Across Trinidad and Tobago. Panimation which is a 2D animated cartoon is using animation to teach young children between the ages of 3 to 10 years old all aspects of our National instrument and how it all began.
Benoit's curriculum bring the fun to the class room. Creating an environment where children learn because they want to and not because they are told to. A curriculum designed around the modern child Not the other way around!