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[...]

The top 5 benefits of pBuzz in the classroom

It's been a long time since we first began work on pBuzz and to be honest it's been a very interesting journey. So much has changed in music education over pBuzz's life time and now pBuzz is becoming much better understood and accepted. In fact we have made over 60,000 pBuzz[...]

Why did we create pBugle and who and what is it for?

After the success of our unique, brass starter instrument: pBuzz, many upper brass teachers loved the idea of a simplified foundation instrument but felt that pBuzz is, in essence, a lower brass instrument. Despite the fact that I carefully tried to make pBuzz the easiest way to[...]

The future of sustainable instrument care

The International Trumpet Guild has reviewed the pInstrument Cleaning and Care Kit in its June 2021 issue of the highly respected ITG Journal. The ITG Journal is a primary means by which ITG achieves its goals. It is published quarterly and includes articles on history,[...]

Play along resources for trumpet, trombone, cornet, tenor horn and bass

Scottish based brass teacher Grant Golding has been busy over the last few months creating what he hopes will become one of the largest 'play-along' brass instrument resources on the YouTube media platform.

Musical fun to keep the kids entertained this summer

As liberating as it is to be free from the restrictions of the school run and busy termly timetables, it can be a daunting prospect to fill all the free time that the summer holidays offer our children. We've put together some musical themed activities to help you keep the kids[...]