Trinidad Panorama Tour
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Trinidad Panorama Tour

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Key Information:
Class Size: 3 - 15 people
Destination: Trinidad and Tobago  
Category: Performance Workshops
Specialty: Music instrument  
Season: January - December
Courses Per Year: 1
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 1198 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 3198 US Dollar (USD) per person

Trinidad Panorama Study Tour

Pan Players of the world can participate in Panorama, study straight ahead jazz on pan and learn tuning and pan making from Trinidad Masters. You will be guests at D’Lime Inn of the Diego Martin Pan Institute. While participating with local steelbands including Merry tones, Invaders, Silver Stars, Phase II and Starlift to vie for a place in the band for the Panorama competition, you will also enjoy band class weekly at the Pan Institute.

You will work with Lightning George to study straight ahead jazz on steelpan. You will be taught the fundamentals of pan tuning from the inventor of the double tenor pan and master tuner himself, Bertie Marshall. Introduction to pan making will be taught by master pan maker, Cindy Rosemin of Panland in Laventille.

This 6 week program can be adjusted to a shorter time period upon request.
Panorama rehearsals begin in early January. The preliminary round of competition is January 28 with the finals on February 18. All pan students at the Diego Martin Pan Institute will participate in The Straight Ahead Jazz Concert. This concert will be dedicated to Bertie Marshall as he celebrates his 76th birthday.

This study tour includes a trini breakfast daily, 3 hours weekly pan workshops, transportation to and from local panyards as well as your airport transfers, tickets to 4 calypso tents and one soca fete, a maracas beach trip complete with bake and shark, practice space, wifi, international phone calls to 60 countries, local phone calls, a swimming pool, air conditioned bedrooms., band participation in J’ouvert, And an experience of a lifetime.

Faculty Information:
Bertie Marshall is known as the Prince of Pan. His contribution to the development and history of this instrument is unparalleled. Clyde Lightning George is one of the most known straight ahead pan jazz artist in Chicago, the mecca of straight ahead, also known as real jazz. He has worked with Willie Pickens, Ira Sullivan, Clark Terry, Jon Fadis and more. Cindy Rosemin has been building pans at PanLand of Laventille for over 10 years. She also performs with bands at Panorama.

Other Activities:
Daily yoga class, private healing sessions, private steeldrum classes.

Facility Information:
The Diego Martin Pan Institute offers accommodations for up to 15 persons. They have 6 sets of steeldrums, a keyboard, a complete trap set and numerous percussive instruments. There is a swimming pool, stage, air-conditioned conference room, bar and venue for 150 guests.

Notes:
- The cost is based on double occupancy
- The minimum cost is for a 2 week study program and the maximum is for a 6 week study program
- More or less weeks are available upon request as well as single occupancy rates.

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