As the UK celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week, we look at some of the many emotional benefits of playing a musical instrument.
Experienced in marketing and PR, Sophie loves connecting with people through strategic communications and is responsible for Governance360’s marketing strategy, brand and content. An advocate of lifelong learning, in late 2020 Sophie completed the Marketing Week Mini MBA with Mark Ritson.
Graduating from Durham University with a BA in Theology, Sophie worked in events and communications, before moving into the events industry. With a sideways move into marketing for a busy agency, she has since gained over 14 years’ experience through a variety of industries and roles. Most recently she spent two years at Queen’s Award for Innovation winner Warwick Music as Marketing Manager before starting her marketing consultancy, Happy Marketer Ltd in 2021 alongside her work at Governance360.
Blog posts by Sophie Blackmore
One of the many advantages about our instruments being made of plastic is that not only are they better for the environment, recyclable and considerably cheaper than their counterparts, they are also easier to clean.
It is widely known that there are so many benefits of playing an instrument on the brain. Learning to play an instrument stimulates the creative sensors, which can have amazing effect.
There are many emotional benefits of music. Playing a musical instrument enables children to express and understand their feelings, as well as providing an an outlet for emotions that they cannot always express or control. This on its own can help a child’s emotional health, but[...]
Learning music not only helps a child’s imagination, creativity, emotional wellbeing, but by through learning and playing a musical instrument, they will see a positive impact on other areas of their learning too.
When you think about listening to music or playing a musical instrument, we tend to think about the impact it has on our ability to think and feel:
There is no doubt that music has huge potential to enhance a child’s imagination and unlock their natural curiosity of the world around them. The importance of imagination needs to be shouted from the roof tops; it is vital to creativity and has many benefits not only as a[...]
As manufacturers of musical instruments we care about making the joy of music accessible and fun - we want to help give as many people the opportunity to experience the joy of making music. We have been fortunate that from the beginning our instruments have been acknowledged[...]
Edward Maxwell, a freelance London trumpet player is a composer, editor and arranger. He is also a teacher at Reigate Grammar School, Hurstpierpoint College and Cranleigh School, where he recently trialled our hyTech. He shares with us his pupils comments and his thoughts...
As a company we are conscious about how we operate in everything we do. We are serious about making music accessible and fun, and consider the impact of everything we do. We also unusually make our instruments out of plastic, which our customers often ask about, so thought we[...]