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If you like, go ahead and tell your fellow WST Ning members about yourself here
Formed and wrote charts for"Calliope's Children", one of the first High School steel bands in the US. Introduced Ellie to the strobe tuner and worked exstensively with him on harmonic and overtone concepts. Toured with "C's C" in Romania (1975) and Poland and Russia (1977) . In 1985 established with Ellie the Haystack Steel Drum Summer Workshop (Cannon Beach, OR). Instructor at Mannette Steel Drum Workshop (Morgantown, WVA) 1995-1998. Founded Hillbridge Music (Your Steel Drum Music Source) in 1996. Inaugurated the Steel Band in School and Community at the Villanova (Univ) Summer Music Program and a similar program at the University of Delaware directed by Harvey Price.

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At 8:53am on January 25, 2011, Charlene Lusk said…



So glsf to see you on WST! Last time I called you we were not able to speak much. I'll ring you again.



At 4:13pm on December 20, 2010, Pan Times said…

Hello Mr. Leyden

Glad to have you as a member of When Steel Talks.  Can you send us a bio and pictures about your steelpan music activities?  We would love to spotlight you.



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