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Steel Pan Alley

Gravel Bay, 0000, Honduras
+50432983448
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Ranked #72 of 152 activities in Roatan
Type: Educational Sites
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... more » 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! « less
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Denver, Colorado
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233 reviews 233 reviews
70 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Great experience -- really interesting adventure. Deborah is a retired music who set up a free steel pan school for the local kids (she taught steel drums in the US for 8 yrs before coming down to Roatan), and teaches workshops for tourists to help support her venture. Its a terrific experience-- her enthusiasm was contagious, and we learned 3... More

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st. augustine, fl
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We recently returned from a cruise and wanted to try something different while in Roatan. Four of us aging from 40's to 70's and we all really enjoyed our drumming lessons. None of us have any musical abilities but Deborah and her students made it fun and easy to learn. We bought the CD's and listening to them reminds of... More

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Arlington, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Learned the base line on three songs and found the experience of being surrounded by the music different and exciting. Deborah is very knowledgeable, patient and can teach anyone to play a little steel pan in a matter of 1 - 2 hours. I'll never be a professional on the pan, but being a part of the band was great.... More

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