Steel Pan Alley

Steel Pan Alley, Roatan: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Steel Pan Alley Reviews: 5/5

Steel Pan Alley
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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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Jay J
West Bay, Honduras12 contributions
Amzing what these children can do!!
Dec 2018 • Friends
Thank you Miss Deb, for all your caring and teaching these kids an outlet through music. we love hearing you play at various spots around the island
Written June 4, 2019
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Julie L
Oakbank, Canada17 contributions
Sunny morning education
Feb 2019
Music teacher Deborah and students Rosa, Cody, Tarique & Raymond (?) led us thru a very enjoyable experience. Learning the history of the steel pans in Trinidad, their evolution to today, along with how they are made and tuned today, was a worthwhile activity during our recent month in Roatan. We learned to play three tunes and have been listening to the cd’s in our rental car, fun and educational. All the best to the students and Deborah in the future!
Written February 16, 2019
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Debbie M
Colorado118 contributions
A really unique and fun experience and we LOVED it
Mar 2018 • Family
Our group of 10 (7 participants and 3 watchers) had a great time with Deborah and her students. We learned about the the steel pans and got to play 3 songs. We were OK but her students are GREAT! If you've never heard steel drums this is the tour for you. If you have heard steel drums this is the tour for you. I've taken a lot of tours and done a lot of activities on Roatan but none made me feel the "island vibe" as much as this one. This was one of the highlights of our trip and we will definitely do it again! Deborah was a treat and her students were wonderful!
Written June 20, 2018
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Kelly D
Jacksonville, Florida, United States5 contributions
great experience!!!
Jun 2018 • Family
while visiting Roatan on a cruise stop , myself and 7 more family members spent an afternoon with Ms. Deborah and her students at the Steel Pan Alley and wow what a wonderful experience it was.
Ms. Deborah is an accomplished musician, and music teacher and runs the school for the local kids, and helps support the music school thru the cost of the excursion.
While there she taught us the history of the steel pan and the now worldwide reach of this genre of music as well as teaching us to play several different songs , the learning curve is easy and she throws you directly into the deep end ,in a simplistic fashion even a child can comprehend, even if you have no musical background , and the result will warm your heart and ears, lol...
So if you looking for a slightly different type of excursion from the usual offerings of zip lines , dune buggies, and snorkeling do yourself a favor and book the Steel Pan Alley excursion.
Written June 15, 2018
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Ethel D
8 contributions
Steel Pan (Drum) lesson
Jun 2018 • Family
My family and I enjoyed this immensely. The session was not only instructional, we also got a history lesson on where and how it all started. We learned 3 quick songs to play during our session and I can't believe how easy & quick it was to learn. My mother-in-law and uncle-in-law even participated. Along with the instructor, Ms. Debbie (an unexpected surprise, an older white lady from CA), a few of her students also assisted in teaching. My son wants to find somewhere at home to continue taking lessons. Good luck to him with that.
Written June 13, 2018
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PaulVAda_MI
Ada, MI25 contributions
Fun Experience
May 2018 • Couples
Our group of 10 (not musically inclined) had a great experience at Steel Pan Alley. Steel Pan Deb gives you a history of the steel pans, how they are made and how they are tuned.

In between all the above your group learns to play 3 songs. We all enjoyed this unique experience and would highly recommend it. It was two hours well spent.

We even sounded like we knew what we were doing thanks to our teacher.
Written May 31, 2018
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clairedleblanc
3 contributions
Go meet the lovely Miss Debra!
Jan 2018 • Solo
Miss Debra puts on an amazing program! She introduces you to the instruments, walks you through how the band comes together and how each piece is played, and then runs you through a couple of songs. In addition she also introduces you to the history of steel pans, how they are tuned, and the amazing kids that are the backbone of the band. I would absolutely recommend this experience for everyone
Written March 5, 2018
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tiedeman
grand junction colorado20 contributions
Soul nourishing!
Feb 2018 • Couples
Our group of 4 had a challenging and rewarding adventure with Miss Debbie and her kids. So welcoming. We laughed , we learned and totally enjoyed the whole experience. Teacher even gave us a ride home. We bought T shirts and are thinking of taking our group on the rode. 🤗🎶Lynn and Kevin, Cathy and Mike. thanx for the memories.
Written February 26, 2018
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KJ M
36 contributions
Make Music the Island Way
Jan 2018 • Family
I have done the Steel Pan Experience numerous times, and our guests that have gone have been surprised at what they can accomplish in such a short time. You will learn the history of the Steel Pans and hear Miss Deborah's Steel Pan Band play. Then you get the privilege of learning to play the pans yourself with the young musicians teaching you how.
Written January 23, 2018
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LeBlanc K
2 contributions
Don’t Worry, Be Happy!!
Oct 2017 • Friends
I spent the most glorious afternoon with Miss Debra and the very talented group of island kids playing the magical Steel Drums. Even though I am not very musical nor do I have a musical background, I was playing with the orchestra within 20 minutes.

Miss Debra, who is a very accomplished American musician and music teacher, made me feel like “I had the music in me!” She pairs teaching several songs with Steel Drum history and stories with sharp wit and much laughter. She brings her gift of music to the island children free for them to learn and they accompany the group to round out the music.

If you want to experience something out of the normal Caribbean snorkeling and zip lining, I highly recommend this event. I kept the songs in my heart and the smile on my face for days.
Written November 7, 2017
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