Steel Pans

NTSB offers weekly teaching sessions and is open to players of all abilities from age 8 and above.

North Tyneside Steel Band (NTSB) recently celebrated their 30th birthday and are one of the most active steel band groups in the North East.

They love performing at public events, with recent highlights of performances at the London and Rotterdam Carnivals.  NTSB have previously been finalists and semi-finalists at Music for Youth competitions.

No experience is required to take part (and don’t worry if you can’t read music:  all you need is to be enthusiastic to play!).  All groups are a great way to make friends and meet new people, learn to play new music, improve your musicality and boost your self confidence.

All rehearsals are led by experienced tutors and musicians, many of whom have national and international experience of playing steel pans. Under their expert guidance, it only takes a few sessions to get to grips with the pans and play a recognisable tune.

North Tyneside Steel Band offers sessions as follows during term time at the Langdale Centre, Wallsend:

Beginners Band: Wednesday  6.00 to 7.30pm

Adult/community Band: Wednesday 7.30 to 9.00pm

Performance Band: Tuesday 6.00 to 7.30pm / 7.30 to 9.00pm


To find out more about North Tyneside Steel Band, or for details of how to get involved, contact for more information.



Music Centre

Whatever your level of skill may be, there is a group of players you can join and develop with at your standard.


Standing Upright Project

The project aims to develop a wide range of music and arts-based skills and to build the confidence of each young person involved.


Brass in Schools

North Tyneside Brass in Schools is a free after school programme that offers beginner primary school children the opportunity to take part in a brass band.



NTMEH has a number of volunteers who support the work of the hub on a regular basis. We can also facilitate work experience placements and put you in touch with other local arts organisations who can help.

Battle of the Bands

Young Leaders

NTMEH have a number of young leaders who have been involved in the Standing Upright project and have now gained paid employment with the hub, as well as getting valuable work experience in the arts and music education sector.


Youth Voice

NTMEH is currently working with other hubs and partners to develop and improve opportunities for young people to have their say.

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