This bundle includes:
| 4 JJ (choice of color and 3 stand choices)
|4 Magnet conversion kit for JJ
|JJ Island Fun Song Book
|Trinidad's Musical Journey Teacher's Resource book by Kimberly Roberts
|Octopus Band Maiden Voyage Teacher's Resource book with tunes arranged for ukulele, steelpan, and djembe
Enliven your classroom with the sweet sounds of Steelpan with our Jumbie bundles. The Jumbie Jam is a small steelpan that has won numerous educational awards and is a favorite in classrooms around the world. It is also a great instrument for adult beginners and fits well into any learning environment or music therapy program.
“Many students come in at recess to get extra playing time” - Mary Beth Kell, Vocal & Music K-12, Franklin Monroe Local
Students love it, and a “Best Tools for Schools” award says it all for educators about this spirited instrument. Easy to teach, versatile, adaptable, and durable – teachers appreciate how simple it is to introduce the Jumbie Jam into the classroom. Using the JJ as a stand-alone instrument or adding to existing curriculum along with Ukulele, Djembe, Orff, or as a Steel Drum program couldn’t be easier! Both teachers and parents love this instrument, which enhances all areas of child development, improving concentration, motor skills, rhythm, and creativity.
The JJ is a multi-faceted instrument. Both percussive and melodic, it creates a well-rounded musical experience that students enjoy. Exploring this instrument along with the culture of the island nation of Trinidad & Tobago, the birthplace of the Steel Pan, provides opportunities for both musical and cross-curricular studies. Making music classes fun and rewarding empowers you to teach students more effectively. The JJ is a great instrument for students of any skill level, allowing them to enjoy the experience of music participation, creativity, and performance.
The notes are marked directly on the Pan to make learning easier, and we offer many song books marked with matching letters as well as books in standard musical notation to help transition students to reading music. The JJ is one of the easiest instruments to learn and to teach.
The JJ is MADE-IN- USA by Panyard, World Leaders in Steel Pan Musical Instruments & Accessories for over 30+ years. Utilizing their innovations of the Steel Pan Art-Form, they specially designed the JJ as a durable, high-quality entry-to-intermediate instrument. Awarded "Best in Show" & "Best Tools for Schools" by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).
The JJ is very durable, standing up to the rigors of the classroom. The JJ Pan is one octave G Diatonic, which can easily be converted to G or C Pentatonic. Delivered as an economical Educators 4-Pack of four Ready-To-Play Kits that includes: 16” diameter Steel Pan, Mallets and a Table Top Stand that is collapsible, making the kit portable and easy to store. FREE Downloadable Beginner’s Guide-Song Book includes 5 Play-Along Audio Tracks + instrument care instructions, playing techniques, history and culture of the Steel Pan. Additional Teachers Guides and Song Books are available.
The Jumbie Jam is named after a character in Trinidadian folklore; the “Jumbie.” This mischievous and playful spirit grabs hold of you, compelling you to do a particular thing. What you are urged to do depends on the type of Jumbie that bites you. You have now been bitten by the Pan Jumbie, giving you the “Jumbie to Jam!”