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Instructor, Pan Outreach Program

Lance Pollonais was born in Trinidad and Tobago and attended Fatima College, Port of Spain as an honors student. He moved to Minnesota at a young age, started out assisting Cliff Alexis at Central High School in St Paul, building steel pans and performing. Lance has years of experience in playing pan both as an individual and as part of a full steel band competing in Panorama for the band Pandemonium under the arrangements of Ray Holman and Clive Bradley. Lance also plays drums and percussion and has been performing since 1980 in Minnesota, taking the opportunity to travel throughout the USA and the Caribbean. 


Lance’s understanding and knowledge of both the instrument and the music is invaluable to his teaching and sharing his knowledge while flying the flag for Trinidad and Tobago.

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