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Caribbean Steel Pans

Everything was received satisfactorily. Many thanks for your help.

Jane Barnett
Scope - Ingfield Manor School

A full set of fifteen Steel Pans could be used in a classroom setting for an entire scheme of work, or as a great after school club. With fifteen percussion instruments included, an effective buddy system can be created.

Richard McKerron

We received all the items in good condition. Thank You for your efficient reply during the business period.

Nur Hamizah bt Hamdan
Eaton International School

A versatile class pack, you could run a small lunchtime club, as well as deploy the additional hand percussion instruments in a variety of settings, including playing accompanying rhythms to the Steel Pans.

Richard McKerron

Everything arrived safely. The children have enjoyed using the new drums this week for the first time.The storage bags have proven very useful, with the padded layers especially.

Scott Welcomme
Upton Junior

“The instruments you sent really are wonderful, the detail on them is really nice and the little music books for the drums were a great starter.”

Lauren Roberts

The hand percussion instruments can be used in a variety of scenarios and support other musical activities across all the years.

Richard McKerron

An excellent choice to bolster your existing classroom percussion, or to top up your steel pan collection with some alternative instruments for timbre variation.

Richard McKerron

Ten Steel Pans create a great opportunity to focus on the development of smaller groups of students, or half sized class groups. With the addition of ten percussion instruments, a buddy and coaching system can be established also.

Richard McKerron

Over time you could rotate the roles of the students – through observing the more able performers, the less able ones may well pick up various techniques and apply themselves more readily.

Richard McKerron

A set of Steel Pans could be a gateway to your own brand of fusion music, combining them with instruments already on offer in your department.

Richard McKerron

A brilliant introduction to Caribbean Steel Pan Music, the Jumbie Jam is an easy to play version of the Steel Pan. Players will soon be able to play traditional tunes make music as part of an ensemble. A great way to teach melody, harmony as well as essential life skills.

Andy Gleadhill

Adding percussion to any Steel Pan group adds layers of interest to the sound and broadens pupils’ understanding – all for very low cost.

Andy Gleadhill

Excellent for small group work, or combined with other instruments for whole class work.

Richard McKerron

Delighted, thank you. They are super and the students love them

Alison Townley
International School of Aberdeen (ISA)

With this ad-on pack you will be able to begin to employ the Percussion Buddies approach to any Steel Pan lesson. It will help you create a wide range of musical colours and textures to you music making.

Andy Gleadhill

The desk top version of the Jumbie Jam Steel Pan not only saves space but is the best value for money way to experience the Steel Pan music of the Caribbean. Accessible to children of all ages they love the authentic Steel Pan sound and easy to play layout of the Pans.

Andy Gleadhill

Playing together in a larger group and holding their own part will give students a sense of collective belonging as well as positive independence in a safe environment.

Richard McKerron

A full set of hand percussion can be a great addition to an existing steel pan set up so that you can have entire rhythmic breakdown sections of your own composition.

Richard McKerron

Caribbean Steel Pan Music on the Jumbie Jam is an easy teach as well as play. Pupils will soon be able to play traditional tunes make music as part of an ensemble. With the introduction of some class percussion and using the Percussion Buddies method many more pupils are able to take part in the music making.

Andy Gleadhill

With ten Steel Pans you will be able to create strong main melodies, or divide the music up into two or three lighter parts, with strong percussive interest added, too.

Richard McKerron

The desk top version of the Jumbie Jam Steel Pan not only saves space but is the best value for money way to experience the Steel Pan music of the Caribbean. Twined with a range of quality percussion instruments and using the Percussion Buddies approach every learner can join in the music making.

Andy Gleadhill

“What a lovely set of instruments, the children love the steel drums and they make such a beautiful sound.”

Lauren Roberts

The Jumbie Jam Steel Pans and the accompanying hand percussion are efficiently sized for easy storage.

Richard McKerron

Learning the Jumbie Jam Steel Pans teaches the pupils good listening skills, a knowledge of elementary musical notation and theory and is great fun. The benefits of the sense of achievement that the pupils gain from their performances is a massive impact on self esteem.

Andy Gleadhill

We have received our order and everything is fine.

Dr. Layla Makkawi
Orphan Welfare Society-Saida

I’m very happy with the instruments, looking forward to using them at my school this year, the kids love the steel pans especially!

David Ramsay
St. Andrews International School Green Valley, Thailand

A full complement of desk top Steel Pans is an excellent choice for whole class teaching.

Richard McKerron

Excellent for general class work, ten students can play the melody whilst the percussion buddies keep a steady pulse and coach the Steel Pan players. Students can swap roles as they go.

Richard McKerron

We have received and are already using our jumbie jams. Our delivery tutors love all aspects of the instruments and are enjoying working with the local children.
We appreciate the fast delivery and excellent customer service.
Thank you again.

Christopher Braiden
World of Music Education Limited

We ordered a set of 15 Jumbie Jams and they have been fantastic!

Catherine Burgis
Hever Primary School

Everything arrived safely. Thank you very much.

Sarah Hall
Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Bristol

Five Steel Pans and accompanying percussion allow ten students to buddy up and develop their skills whilst maintaining tempo, coaching and guiding each other.

Richard McKerron

Excellent for classroom use, this selection allows a core group to take a lead with the melodies whilst the rest of the group support using various hand percussion instruments.

Richard McKerron

With three of each type of instrument, solid textures can be produced, as well as interesting and exciting cross rhythms.

Richard McKerron

We are loving the steel drums.

Jude Moseley
Trenance Learning Academy

The drums are great, and extremely popular with the children , and with me! They arrived in very secure packaging, and the storage cases are invaluable.

Catherine Hughes

My Percussion Buddies Book will show you how to add hand percussion to ANY ensemble – not just to African Drumming. Extensive online audio and video support is included.

Andy Gleadhill

Students retain information well when taught by their peers and when repeating a task. This sort of musical activity involves both!

Richard McKerron

Everything has arrived safetly and we are happy with the product.

Milen
EquipMySchool

Our order arrived in order.

Zaida Pfister
Institut auf dem Rosenberg

Everything arrived without problems thank you.

Julie Lilley
Inmans Primary School

Core rhythms to the melodies can be practised using hand percussion before moving on to the pitched Steel Pans.

Richard McKerron

“The children in Yr 1 and 2 were able to easily follow drum booklet and were playing a tune very quickly in their first lesson.”

Lauren Roberts

Our drums are amazing and the children love them. We are just about to start a drum club and plan to perform to parents at the end of the summer term. Thank you for your support.

Jude Moseley
The Learning Academy Trust

Excellent for small groups where you have a few more able students. These can take the melodies whilst you control the pulse and other rhythms on the hand percussion.

Richard McKerron

With a smaller pan size compared to the traditional oil drums, these Jumbie Jam Steel Pans are a great choice for schools with limited storage space. The hand percussion comes in a dedicated basket which also stores away efficiently.

Richard McKerron

With a smaller pan size compared to the traditional oil drums, these Jumbie Jam Steel Pans are a great choice for schools with limited storage space. The hand percussion here will also fit inside the basket provided.

Richard McKerron

Our order arrived promptly and safely thank you. The children are enjoying learning to play the drums and I would certainly recommend the pack and yourselves to anyone who was thinking of buying these instruments.

Sue Dixon
Marham Junior School

With a small selection of Steel Pans you can run a lunchtime or after school club capable of showcases and light performance work. The additional instruments will create an effective supporting timbre.

Richard McKerron

Thank you everything arrived promptly and the children and staff have been having fun playing on and learning how to play the drums.

Ann Bunworth
St Stephens Community Primary School

With fifteen Steel Pans in a band you will be able to divide up the parts of the music effectively to create solid and pleasing performances.

Richard McKerron

With a band of ten Steel Pans you will create strong main melodies, or be able to divide the music into two or three light parts.

Richard McKerron

A class pack including ten Steel Pans and twenty hand percussion instruments will allow you to train up a whole class at a time, rotating the students across the instruments so your main focus can lie on the melodic development, with a cursory eye on rhythm and pulse.

Richard McKerron

Hand eye coordination will improve over time as students practise playing the Steel Pans.

Richard McKerron

The Steel Pans all have the same tuning, so peers can assist each other in learning parts accurately and consistently.

Richard McKerron

Create a visually impressive scene when performing by having the steel pans flanked by two sets of hand percussion musicians playing supporting rhythms.

Richard McKerron

The Jumbie Jam Steel Pans are efficient in their size and spacing compared to traditional oil drums which means a much smaller storage footprint.

Richard McKerron

To increase students’ aural capabilities you could set them a task to figure out how to play a well-known song by ear on the Steel Pans, and then teach it to the rest of the group.

Richard McKerron

To increase students’ aural capabilities you could set them a task to figure out how to play a well-known song by ear on the Steel Pans, and then teach it to their percussion partner.

Richard McKerron

We have received the steel pans and very excited about using them.

Lucy Palmer-Jones
Willingham Primary School

A full set of fifteen Steel Pans could be used in a classroom setting for an entire scheme of work, or as a great after school club.

Richard McKerron

A full complement of desk top Steel Pans is an excellent choice for whole class teaching, especially when paired up with percussion buddies who can coach and comment on the performance of their partner.

Richard McKerron

With ten Steel Pans you will be able to create strong main melodies, or divide the music up into two or three lighter parts.

Richard McKerron

We’ve received the drums and are very happy with them. So much so we’ve ordered some more!

David Rose
Bedford Borough Council

Introducing a group of percussion instruments that can be shaken, struck and tapped will aid aural exploration in early years.

Richard McKerron

Caribbean Steel Pan music tends to involve rapid movements and rolls, even with the slower pieces, which will get the students moving.

Richard McKerron

This is the ideal pack for Whole-Class Instrumental Ensemble Teaching of Caribbean Steel Pans. Pupils will soon be able to make traditional Steel Pan music and with the introduction of class percussion using the Percussion Buddies method all pupils are fully engaged.

Andy Gleadhill

I absolutely cannot fault the service and effieciency of the orderig etc. Full marks from Mapledene!

Melanie Sanders
Mapledene School

With a small selection of Steel Pans you will be able to teach effective interactive withdrawal groups, or an effective lunchtime club.

Richard McKerron

With two of each instrument, call and response games can be effective as each player can efficiently mirror their counterpart.

Richard McKerron

The drums are great, and extremely popular with the children, and with me! They arrived in very secure packaging, and the storage cases are invaluable.

Catherine J Hughes
Newcastle under Lyme School, Independent Day School

We received the steel drums last week-all in great condition. The pupils have loved playing them out in the sun as part of a Caribbean music project.

Caroline Robson
Upton Junior School

The stands and feet provided mean that no additional equipment is needed to play these instruments in a standing position, perfect for the audience to get a good view as well.

Richard McKerron

With a small selection of Steel Pans you can run a lunchtime or after school club capable of showcases and light performance work.

Richard McKerron

Order arrived some time ago and I am delighted with the instrumentts, particularly the Jumbie Jams! All arrived well packed and in perfect condition. Many thanks!

Joe Loughlin
The Gathering Drum

With a smaller pan size compared to the traditional oil drums, these Jumbie Jam Steel Pans are a great choice for schools with limited storage space.

Richard McKerron

Ten Steel Pans create a great opportunity to focus on the development of smaller groups of students, or half sized class groups.

Richard McKerron

The Jumbie Jam Steel Pan makes learning a World Music tradition simple and hugely enjoyable. It also has many cross curricular benefits for both school and pupil.

Andy Gleadhill

Small and compact, these instruments can be stored away easily.

Richard McKerron

I know Drums for Schools always provide good services. Thank you very much.

Vicky Chong
Kellett School, The British International School in Hong Kong

With fifteen Steel Pans in a band you will be able to divide up the parts of the music effectively to create solid and pleasing performances. The percussion with add an extra timbre to performances, making them exciting and engaging.

Richard McKerron
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