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Caribbean Steel Pan – 10 Player Jumbie Desktop Class Set – Buddies


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Age 5 - 16

  • Instruments 10
  • Players 10
  • Buddies 5
  • Stock: 20
Product Quantity

1x Bongos (African Bongos)

2x Maraca - Coconut

1x Tambourine

1x Agogo Bells - Medium

1x Guiro - Small - bamboo

5x Jumbie Jam Steel Pan - Desktop - blue

1x Andy Gleadhill's Caribbean Steel Pan Book

1x Andy Gleadhill's Percussion Buddies Book

1x Basket - XL - 36cm, bamboo

Full Teaching Support Included

This ‘Caribbean Steel Pan – 10 Player Jumbie Desktop Class Pack – Buddies’ contains 5 desktop Jumbie Jam steel pans and 5 hand percussion instruments. Also included are two books by World Music specialist Andy Gleadhill; ‘Caribbean Steel Pan Book’ and ‘Percussion Buddies’.

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 Gleadhill’s Caribbean Steel Pan 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 Percussion Buddies book will show you how to develop percussion accompaniments for almost any piece, whether drumming, choral, ukulele or any other ensemble.

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.
Please note that the desktop pans are now supplied with an improved, single piece metal stand
PLEASE CLICK HERE to see the new design
PLEASE CLICK HERE to see new design of bongos

  • This is a product image of the Caribbean Steel Pan - 10 Player Jumbie Desktop Class Pack - Buddies. The products are laid out and include the following; Back Row - Five Jumbie Jam Steel Pan - Desktop (Grey). Middle Row - Andy Gleadhill's Caribbean Steel Pan Book, Andy Gleadhill's Percussion Buddies Book, one Bongos (African Bongos), Storage Basket. Front Row - One Tambourine, one Agogo Bells - Medium, one Guiro - Small - bamboo, one Maraca - Coconut, pair. The Steel Pans each have a pair of beaters resting on them.
  • Video Thumbnail of How to play Baby Shark on a Jumbie Jam Steel Drum

Product Information

What's included

This class pack is currently available in 2 colours; blue and silver. 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 multi-pack of 4 Jumbie Jam Steel Pan – Desktop units in one box, and 1 individual Jumbie Jam Steel Pan – Desktop unit in a carry box of its own. Our own storage solution for 5 Jumbie Jam Steel Pan – Desktop 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.

Please note that for reasons of stock availability we may need to make the occasional substitution of the more minor pack components. If so, we’ll always ensure suitability/equivalence and we’ll always clear any significant changes with you in advance.


We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:

UK Locations

Orders up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.

Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.

Large orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for large orders and those with more fragile contents.

Please note:

  1. Above timings are from dispatch date. Time from placing your order will usually be one or two days longer, depending on the order and destination.
  2. Delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance. Please note that in these cases it’s fine to go ahead and place your order, and there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.
  3. For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.

International Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than about 1kg and large orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.

Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order prior to confirming shipping costs, and that there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you. Payment for international orders, including shipping costs, is required before dispatch of the goods.


Please let us know straight away if anything arrives damaged or otherwise in a substandard condition and we’ll be happy to replace it, refund the cost or provide you with an alternative product to your satisfaction. Speed is of the essence here as most courier companies will only accept responsibility for damage in transit if the damage is reported within 24 hours of delivery.

 In the event of damage, please take photographs, including any damage to the packaging, and email these to us ASAP.

Similarly, if an instrument  develops a fault within 12 months of purchase in the course of normal use (though excluding fair wear and tear), please let us know, and we’ll replace it or refund the cost. It’s also very helpful for us to see photos of the issue as this gives us solid information for changing the design, the production method or the packing materials.

But please do contact us before returning any damaged or substandard items. Once we’ve approved their return, please send to:  Drums for Schools Limited, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL 

We really appreciate your feedback in the case of faults (or if you think an instrument could be improved in any way) and we take all such feedback very seriously indeed.


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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

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

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

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

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