Author: Steven Greenall

Steven has over twenty years experience working in the music industry. With degrees in Electrical Engineering and a MA in European Cultural Policy & Administration from the University of Warwick, where he now serves as a Course Tutor on their MA in Creative and Media Enterprises, Steven served as Executive Director of a non-profit international music association based in the United States from 2000 – 2007.

Steven is founder and CEO of Warwick Music Group and started playing the trombone at the age of nine. Based in North Warwickshire, the company manufactures musical instruments that make the joy of music accessible. sustainable and fun including the world's first plastic trombone, pBone, which has sold over 250,000 units worldwide and won major international awards including the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise (Innovation) in 2019.

He was elected as a board director for the UK music industry trade body, the Music Industries Association, in 2019 becoming its chair in 2020 and is frequently interviewed or invited to present guest lectures on cultural entrepreneurship, music education and the future of the music industry.

Steven lives in Warwickshire with his wife, Kate, their three young children, two ponies and faithful labrador, and enjoys coaching his local youth rugby team.

Blog posts by Steven Greenall

Throwback TMEA education clinic - what is the pBuzz?

This week, San Antonio, Texas hosts one of the largest gatherings of music educators in the world. With over 280 clinics and 100 performances being presented, and more than 400 companies exhibiting products and services, the 2022 TMEA Clinic/Convention is another sign of how[...]

Easiest instrument to learn free eBook

We are so often asked about what are the easiest (or hardest) instruments to play? Our initial answer would be that in all honesty the instrument you love is going to be the one that’s easiest to master, simply because your time spent with the instrument is a joy! Chris Fower,[...]

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.[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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.

Music Teacher Magazine reviews pInstrument Cleaning Kit

Earlier this year, Music Teacher Magazine published a review of our pInstrument Cleaning Kit. Kevin Street, assistant director of music at Dulwich Prep London, reflects on the benefits of using appropriate cleaning regimes for your instruments in classrooms and schools. Some of[...]

Proms in the Playground Connecting Schools and Bands

Brass Bands England are calling on local brass bands and schools to come together for Proms in the Playground. After over a year of limited musical activity, with particular limitations on brass playing in many schools, this summer is the perfect time to re-engage with your[...]