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Steel Pan Alley

Address: Gravel Bay, 0000, Honduras
Phone Number: +50432983448
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Ranked #24 of 65 things to do in Roatan
Type: Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: We offer a totally unprecedented opportunity to truly feel and live the Caribbean musical...
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Type: Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Mohnton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

You go to a school where a middle school teacher from the US is teaching the teens of Roatan how to play the steel drums. It's not too easy to find and is on a dirt road. For $35 each, you have a lesson (with the kids as additional musicians) and learn to play a few brief songs. It was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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275 reviews 275 reviews
78 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Surprised our tween with this adventure. We had a fabulous time. Learned heaps about music in Roatan, and how steel drums came to be among so many other interesting tidbits. Deborah is a passionate teacher and the kids were very nice and helpful (plus, they made us sound good). Easily our favorite activity of the week! Warning - the website... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the best things we've done on a vacation. Deborah has a big personality, and she is an excellent teacher. We had a blast. Our 16 year old son and my husband both had a lot of fun (even though they were skeptical when i signed us up). Deborah gives you some fascinating history of the music... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

One of our planned activities during our one week stay on Roatan was to visit Steel Pan Alley. Our group of six met with Deborah and her students on the last morning of our vacation and this was one of the highlights of our trip. Glad we saved the best for last! Deborah is a wonderful advocate for music education... More 

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Cobourg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This was truly an unforgettable, unique & worthwhile experience! Thanks to Deborah for the warm welcome, and for the fun and informative afternoon. It was such a pleasure to meet the kids, and to learn all about the school and about the steel pans. We loved our "hands-on" experience with the drums, and better yet, listening to the students play... More 

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Grande Cache, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We had a wonderful time visiting Steel Pan Alley - we did several yours out of our hotel but none compared to the unique experience we had at Steel Pan. We had a quite a large group as well and they had no problem accommodating us. We felt like we had experienced something truly different on the island and loved... More 

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We just returned from a wonderful cruise on the Carnival Glory. Thanks to Trip Advisor, we found out about this wonderful, free, music program for the children of Roatan. Meeting Deborah and the students was the highlight of our cruise. We played a couple of songs with the group, but most of all, caught Deb's enthusiasm for the program. In... More 

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Westmeath, Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Many people when they go on a trip want an adventure. Well this is an adventure of a different sort where your money helps to keep the arts alive for these young people. This is a retired teacher who has built this little enclave in a community and teaches kids 3 days a week to play the steel drums. You... More 

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