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Kimberly Roberts



Certified Teaching Artist



  • Literature
  • Music

Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country


Kimberly M. Roberts began her career as a certified teacher in Lexington School District Two and pursued her passion for both teaching and the arts as an artist-in-residence in the area of literary arts and music. She has taught in more than 350 schools, as well as dozens of libraries, child development centers, festivals, and Arts camps throughout the United States and internationally.
Mrs. Roberts presents programs on topics including: steel drums, ukulele, “STOMP” percussion, rhythm composition/performance, poetry, creative writing, arts integration, and additional topics which can be found on her website
Mrs. Roberts has taught students across the entire age spectrum and has successfully worked with every type of learner including the academically gifted, behaviorally at-risk, and children/adults with severe to profound developmental and physical limitations.
She is the director the Pantasia Steel Band- one of the Southeast’s longest-running professional steel bands and is an internationally-recognized steel drum education specialist through her work with the NAMM Award-winning Jumbie Jam steel drum.
Mrs. Roberts has presented at SCMEA, the SC Book Festival, and music conventions throughout the United States and is the author of Trinidad’s Musical Journey, Jammin’ Geography- Caribbean Cruise, and the Beginning Guide to the Jumbie Jam.


Angie Lawson

Pine Tree Hill Elementary/Music Specialist

I have been fortunate enough to work with Kimberly Roberts through several of her residencies. My students have participated in a "STOMP" percussion residency, a steel drum residency, a literary presentation, and a school-wide concert. I am always impressed with her professionalism and skill!

(November 24, 2021)

Gold Star 1 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 2 for Rating 5/5
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Gold Star 5 for Rating 5/5

Christine Allen

Allendale Elementary school. Teacher

She is very involved in the music the steel band presents at programs. She loves the children and what she does.

(July 21, 2021)

Gold Star 1 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 2 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 3 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 4 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 5 for Rating 5/5

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