Believe in Music Week Returns (20-21 January)

Last year, the world's largest music show - NAMM - was cancelled because of the pandemic. Instead the NAMM Show organisers put together an amazing virtual event for educators, music enthusiasts and students as well as the music industry  - they called it Believe in Music Week.[...]

Christmas Gifts Under £30

Whether you're looking for a first musical instrument for a young child or accessories and music for friends and family that are already learning to play an instrument, we've got you covered.  We have featured below some gift ideas that are under £30 to bring the joy of making[...]

BrassTabs Halloween Treat!

As a Halloween treat here are two sets of BrassTab charts from WMG Education Ambassador Grant Golding, one for trumpet in Bb and one for trombone. You can have fun playing along with the original Ghostbuster’s theme and the Skeleton’s remix (find them on Youtube!).

BRACES! by Grant Golding

I'm sure nearly every brass teacher and conductor has had that sinking feeling when a pupil arrives for their first lesson or rehearsal after having braces fitted. We all know that the stress and pain of a brace will be worth it for the wearer in the long run but what can we do[...]

Brass Bands are Back - Watch it Live

Bandrooms and Concert Halls across the world have been silent for over a year, as brass bands like other musical ensembles followed the government guidance about live music-making. It has been a hugely challenging time for bands and their communities which are social[...]

pBuzz and Whole Class Instrumental Learning

  In this vlog Chris Fower discusses where pBuzz has been used in Whole Class Instrumental learning and other large group settings and the resources now available to support this work, some of which are listed below with links and/or supporting videos.

British Army Free Trumpet Resources for Music Teachers

For many years the British Army has provided a number of educational materials free of charge in subjects such as maths, ICT, and history. Their expert lesson library features lesson plans, videos and resources on 28 different topics typically for students aged 11 and above. Now[...]

How do plastic and brass instruments compare in a sustainable world

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring 196 countries together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate[...]

Discussing the differences between plastic and metal brass instruments...

It's nearly ten years since we launched pBone, the world's first plastic brass instrument. At the time pBone created what was quite simply a trombone revolution as the trombone world took our humble instrument to its heart. Since then pBone has become the largest selling single[...]