Roy Edwards teaches steelpan as an extra curricular activity at Dunross Preparatory School.
Recently, the school bought new pans with the new standard layout, and being a man who is always alert to ways of contributing to charitable organisations, Edwards
took advantage of this opportunity.
Noting that the replaced pans were still in good condition, he
suggested to Denise Hay, the principal of Dunross, that they be donated to the Lady Hochoy Home steelband, the "Lady Hochoy Music Makers."On Thursday, the Music Makers received the pans - one double second, one double guitar and one tenor bass.
Under the direction of Edwards
, Dunross Preparatory School
Steel Band came first in the Primary School, North Division, 2006 Music Festival.
plays the pan, flute, keyboard and guitar and can be heard at the Hilton every Friday at tea. He
also enjoys charity work and involves himself in it as much as possible.For example, in February 2005, Edwards
performed in a concert at the Divali Nagar site to raise funds for local students to attend the Swami Rama Dhyana Guru Kulam in India. He
also uses his
musical skills to bring joy to the elderly.He
teaches private guitar lessons for students of all ages and, three times a year, he
students visit homes for the aged and children's homes to perform for grateful and enthusiastic audiences.
Aside from being a talented and well-recognised musician,Edwards teaches computer applications, mathematics and technical drawing at John Donaldson Technical Institute.He also holds a diploma in education and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and chemistry from the University of the West Indies.