I am Anthony Eric Mc Allister, Panist, Composer, Arranger and Graphic Designer. Welcome to Tips, Tricks and Theory - The Tenor Pan. This informative illustrated resource is a result of fifty years of love, patience and dedication to the Steelpan.
My love affair with Pan began in 1971 as a student at Queen’s Royal College in Trinidad, West Indies. In 1974 I joined the Merry Tones Steel Orchestra, a band domiciled in Diego Martin, Trinidad, West Indies.
In 1976, due to my keen interest in arranging I was selected by Merry Tones to participate in a one-week workshop for young arrangers. This was held under the auspices of our Ministry of Community Development. This initial exposure to the rudiments and theory of music encouraged me to delve deeper into the subject over the years.
In December 2012, I completed and subsequently received in February 2013 a Specialist in Music Theory Certificate from the Berklee School of Music Online Programme.