Should I bring my pan?
No you do not need to travel with your steelpan as instruments will be provided. Please contact us if your have a question specific to your instrument.
What types of events will be included in the workshop?
Many interesting relevant events and hands on workshops. Imagine attending a rehearsal at the panyard of a professional steelband, learning lavways from a chantwell, and understanding the complexity of the engine room from a professional rhythm section. We want our teachers to have first hand experiences to refer when they return to their students.
What is the exchange rate from USD to TT?
Typically it can range from $6 – $7 TT dollars to $1USD. A few weeks before you arrive it is best to check online to get an idea of the exchange rate will e while you are abroad.
I am interested in the Culture (tuition only) option. Can I receive assistance in locating a guest home or hotel?
There are many rental options available. Hotels can be very expensive and guest homes are probably the best option. If you are having trouble deciding on what are best options, area, prices, please contact us directly and we will assist as best we can.
Will I receive a refund if I am no longer able to attend the workshop?
Refund and cancellation policy: All monies are refunded if workshop is cancelled or postponed by hosts. After July 1, 2019, cancellations by participants will not be refunded. Registration fee is non-refundable.
What should I pack?
Trinidad is definitely warm all year round. Light comfortable clothes are best. AC is very common indoors and a list cardigan or shawl is great to have. Other items to consider are sun-block, umbrella and hat, pan sticks. Workshop participants will be notified of additional items.
Do I need a visa to travel to Trinidad?
Not if you are from the US, UK, Caricom and some commonwealth countries. You do need a passport that is valid for at least 90 days past your date of arrival. Please make sure to check your passport information before purchasing a flight and registering for the workshop.
Do offer scholarships or tuition waivers?
Yes. We have limited scholarship opportunities available. Please complete the application form for consideration.