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Caribbean Steel Pan - Jumbie 10 Pack


This 'Caribbean Steel Pan - Jumbie 10 Pack' contains 10 floor standing Jumbie Jam steel pans as well as a copy of Andy Gleadhill's Caribbean Steel Pan Book.


Using the same approach that has so successfully helped hundreds of generalist teachers to introduce African Drumming, Indonesian Gamelan, Brazilian Samba and other World Music styles in classrooms all over the UK, Andy’s book will show you basic techniques and warm-up exercises which cover all the elements of music.


The session guidance within will help you and your group progress rapidly through 10 weekly lessons, to the point that the class can perform a range of Steel Pan pieces confidently.


The Jumbie Jam is a high quality, entry level steel pan. It is smaller than a full size steel pan and has 8 notes, which are labelled and tuned to the scale of G. A blend of simple design, durability and ease of teaching/learning makes the Jumbie Jam steel pan a fantastic instrument for music education.


The steel pan is very accessible and has both percussive and melodic musical capabilities, creating a well-rounded musical experience that children will love to take part in.

After teaching music to children for 20 years, the Jumbie Jam is the most fun method of teaching music to students I have known. Students immediately engage with this instrument and are learning the power of music before they even realize it. Even the most difficult and hard-to-reach students connect with the Jumbie and claim it as their own. I do not have any discipline issues when I teach the Jumbie.Music Teacher, West Chester Academy of Music
Click the trumpets to hear sound samples of tracks from the Teaching Guide...                              


How it's Played

The pack includes:


  • 10 x Jumbie Jam Steel Pan - Floor Standing
  • Andy Gleadhill's Caribbean Steel Pan Book

This class pack is currently available in 2 colours; blue and purple. Please indicate which you would like when ordering.


Pink and grey class packs are not currently available and would need to be ordered as singles units.


This pack is delivered as a 2 multi-packs of 4 Jumbie Jam Steel Pan - Floor Standing units in two boxes, and 2 individual Jumbie Jam Steel Pan - Floor Standing units in carry boxes of their own. Our own storage solution for 5 Jumbie Jam Steel Pan - Floor Standing can be ordered separately here, and two of these will cover this class pack.




  • Simple and durable design.
  • No breathing control issues.
  • No difficult or awkward fingerings to negotiate.
  • Helps develop hand-eye coordination/motor skills.
  • Easy to Play - gives an immediate feeling of success.
  • Height adjustable stand built to table top mode for wheelchair accessibility.
  • Inclusive - special needs pupils can play the Jumbie Jam steel pan with the other students.


Originating in the country of Trinidad and Tobago, and originally made from recycled steel storage drums, the steel pan is a culturally rich instrument providing lots of opportunity for cross curricular studies.


Steel pans are also the mainstay of summer carnivals around the UK, especially the annual Notting Hill Carnival, which brings together an amazing array of steel bands from all over the UK.

What it Goes Well With

To increase the number of players in the group to 20 or 30, add a Percussion Buddies pack. Try incorporating full-size traditional pans, bass guitar or keyboard as a supporting band.


The Jumbies Jam steel pans are in the key of G. Have a look also at the selection of teaching materials that are available under ‘Teaching/Teaching Guides’.


If you need to store the Jumbie Jam steel pans, or move them around for workshops or performances, see the ‘Storage Carry Bag for 5 Jumbie Jam Steel Pans’ for a great storage/carry bag solution.

How it's Made

This original, award-winning Steel Drum is designed and manufactured in the USA by Panyard, Inc., World Leaders in Steel Drums and Accessories, using a patented automated manufacturing process.


How to Look After It

The Jumbie Jam steel pan is very well made and can be played in any conditions, but always dry and clean them after use and store them in dry conditions away from extremes of temperature. Be particularly careful not to drop or dent the pan as dents can cause them to go out of tune.

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