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Address: Gravel Bay, 0000, Honduras
Phone Number: +50432983448
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We offer a totally unprecedented opportunity to truly feel and live the...

We offer a totally unprecedented opportunity to truly feel and live the Caribbean musical experience.Within the space of one ninety-minute course any guest, regardless of previous musical experience or education, will learn to play the Trinidad steel drums and sound like a professional.We promise zero-to-music in one session!

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Awesome local experience.

This was on the list of activities at our hotel and I wanted to do something authentic. Our teens walked away thanking us for the experience. Definitely something different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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westchester, ny
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westchester, ny
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This was on the list of activities at our hotel and I wanted to do something authentic. Our teens walked away thanking us for the experience. Definitely something different, memorable and worthwhile to do.

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

When I travel, I like to immerse myself in something authentic to the people and area where I am visiting. That is what makes travel special. Deborah and her steel pan school was exactly what my Roatan trip required. She is an exceptional teacher and made our 2-hour visit well worth the effort. The kids (her actual students) were close... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

We had an 8:30 class with Ms. Deborah. She came and picked us up at the cruise ship dock in her 31 year old truck! It was great! Ms. Deborah is an amazing teacher and kept the adults and teens interested. Side note...remember the island might be an hour off your cruise ship.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our group of ten included 6 teenagers and 4 adults. I had kept this activity as a "secret" from the group, not something that goes over well with teenagers, but everyone loved the experience!!! Deborah is so passionate about what she is doing it quickly rubs off on everyone! The chance to actually learn to play steel pans with young... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Miss Deb is a retired music teacher who fell in love with steel pans (drums to most of us) many years ago, and after retiring moved to Roatan and set up this school to teach island children how to play steel pans. She funds the operation by offering lessons to visitors. It is amazing how much you can learn in... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This experience was one of the most unique excursions we've ever taken our kids out to. The session is jam packed with fun, history, and music making, with no musical talent required. An hour and a half well spent!

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Thank Judy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Find the time to take this adventure. Even the musically challenged (like me) will love this attraction. The instructor walks you through the history and simple lessons that will make you feel like a steel pan expert by the end of the class. The kids are fun to meet and "jam" with and of course they are really the ones... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was with a doubt an absolute blast to do. Fun and educational without straining the brain cells. The kids are awesome to work with and their patience in dealing with tone deaf tourists is amazing. Just remember not to bring your taco flavoured chips to class or they WILL be confiscated. Miss Deborah is doing a truly wonderful job... More 

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Mohnton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Steel Pan Alley trip is not to be missed if you want to see and experience life in Roatan away from the commercial cruise ship attractions. You learn how to play the pans, and also learn the history of the instruments. You get to meet and play along side student musicians who help teach the class. Deborah, the founder... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We heard the band (young adults from the island) perform one afternoon at one of the restaurants on the beach. What a neat experience! We were able to chat with Deborah, their mentor, prior to their departure. She shared the fact that she and some of the young adults offer a teaching experience at the school she established. Our party... More 

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