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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Richard McKerron

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

“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

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

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

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

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

Richard McKerron

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

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Dr. Layla Makkawi
Orphan Welfare Society-Saida

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

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

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

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

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

Lauren Roberts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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
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