music lesson

Play reggae at a famous music school

Play reggae at a famous music school

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Our Alpha Institute music program is over a century old, and has been called "the birthplace of the reggae sound" by Billboard Magazine and a "dream factory" by the BBC. Alpha alumni include Yellowman, Leroy Smart, Johnnie Osbourne, Don Drummond, and many more. Today, Alpha is a day school for unattached youth in need of vocational training. The music program includes performance, recording, and…
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About Alpha Institute

The Alpha Institute, formerly Alpha Boys School, has provided educational and social services to at-risk youth for almost 150 years. The music program is where some of Jamaica's most accomplished musicians got their start, from jazz to ska to reggae. According to the Telegraph in the UK, Alpha "helped release the spirit of one of the most musical islands in the world."
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Alpha Institute. .

What we’ll do

This experience offers visitors the special opportunity to play reggae music with alumni of the renowned Alpha Institute on the school campus. You’ll get the real feel for the music from those who have lived it. We’ll walk the grounds of the school, see each of the training areas offered, and meet current students. Do you have a song that you want to learn? Please let us know. We'll have a…

What else you should know

Please note that pictures and video are only allowed in designated areas, and when your host advises. Thank you for understanding.

What I’ll provide

Musical instruments

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes
No beach clothes

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$35 per person
$35 per person