Author: Sophie Blackmore

Benefits of playing an instrument on the brain

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.

The emotional benefits of music

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[...]

Does learning music make you smarter?

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.

What are the physical benefits of music?

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:

Importance of Imagination; can music enhance a child’s imagination?

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[...]

4 reasons why pInstrument awards are important

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[...]

hyTech approved by beginners to post-grade 8

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...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; pInstrument advice

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[...]

Christmas Past, Present and Future; a pBone Tale

Recently on our social media, we asked where children might be performing in their Christmas concerts this year. Rachel Carr got in touch to share what her eldest son is doing and how he got started, and we just had to share the story!

pCornet and Pudsey support Children in Need Brassbandathon

Brassbandathon is a 12-hour charity event that raises money for Children in Need. It is organised by Claire Scholes and Laura King from Worthing Silver Band. We spoke with Laura, the Musical Director of the band to find out more about the event.