Paulson and Smith steel drums
Barbara Smith and Scott Paulson with their steel pans on the Ocracoke beach. Photo courtesy of Island Time Steel Drums.

Caribbean steel drum classes for the Ocracoke community have been pushed back to March.

Scott Paulson of Island Time Steel Drums, in association with Ocracoke Alive, will offer five classes on March 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Deepwater Theater on School Road.

Residents and visitors ages 13 and older are welcome to learn to play these instruments that Paulson says are easy to learn.

No musical experience or note reading ability is required, he said.  The steel pans have the notes written on them, making them easy to master.

Tuition for the five sessions is $75.  Space is limited and steel pan players are asked to register by March 1.

For information and to register, email Paulson at, or call 802-234-6987.

To understand what the class is all about, visit Island Time at  Videos of previous classes are also available on this website.

To read the story published recently on the classes, click here.


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