About Us - Kyle Dunleavy Steel Drums is the best source for excellent hand crafted steel pans, accessories, and tuning services. Owner and founder Kyle Dunleavy has been working in the steel pan industry since 1996 and uses his wealth of knowledge and experience to provide steel pan performers, educators, and enthusiasts with the very best pan products and service. Whether you are starting out, or you have been playing for years, we guarantee all of our products will exceed your expectations.
Our Steel Pan Maker & Tuner - Known throughout the United States as one of the top "next generation" steel drum builders and tuners, Kyle Dunleavy has been crafting steel drums since 1996. He started his music career as a percussionist and went on to receive a Bachelor of Music from the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. Dunleavy began his close work with steel drums at Panyard, Inc., where he received experience and training from world renowned master tuner Roland Harrigan and his crew of craftsmen from Trinidad.Within a few short years Kyle became Head Tuner for the company.During this time, Kyle was awarded the opportunity to study steel pan tuning with the legendary Ellie Mannette. Kyle founded Kyle Dunleavy Steel Drums in 1999 and since then has been building and tuning steel drums for performers and steel bands throughout the United States and beyond.Dunleavy regularly travels to Trinidad to study and perform with the best steel pan orchestras in the world.