Answering the call: Equity in Instrumental Music Education

The story is a common one: “We are a low income title school with major poverty. We are in the process of rebuilding the band program. I have tested 41 students for beginner band this year. “These kids want to play but many will not be able to because of money. We have some[...]

Providing Equity in Music Instruction

Music classes can look very different depending on the resources and attitudes of the local school’s teachers, administration, neighborhood and culture. Unfortunately, attitudes and economics often frame each child’s music education experience starting in the early years. A[...]

Reducing Our Impact on the Environment

As a team of musicians, parents and teachers, we care very much for the impact we have on our environment, both individually and as a company. As consumers, just like you, our buying decisions are influenced by how sustainable the products are that we buy for our family. We're[...]

Teaching with pBuzz checks all the boxes for teaching basic music skills

Have you heard of pBuzz? It’s the newest musical tool that your elementary students can play! Learning pBuzz checks off nearly every learning style - aural, visual, kinetic, tactile – and does it in a fun and social way.

HM Royal Marines pBugle Fanfare

The Bands of the HM Royal Marines are always keen to encourage young musicians, so  Scotland Band have been exploring pBugles as an option to use in their outreach programmes.

My five tips for the safest way to play brass in COVID

In this Vlog I run through my five top tips for safer brass playing during COVID.

pTrumpet HyTech wins high awards from U.S. Band Directors

In early 2020, Warwick Music offered band directors the opportunity to receive and evaluate the pTrumpet hyTech trumpet. pTrumpet hyTech® marks a new chapter in trumpet evolution – it combines metal and polymer to deliver a performance standard comparable to higher-quality[...]

Teaching with pBuzz provides early skills needed for success in music

I love the recorder! I’ve talked with hundreds of music educators over the years and not one has made this statement. Instead, teaching the recorder is something that is just done. It can help in teaching nomenclature and a bit about pitch, but it’s difficult to claim that[...]

Back to school and how to use pInstruments safely

Now that we are returning to work, play and education, it feels good to be on the pathway back to the resumption of a more normal education generally and brass playing specifically. However, Covid is still here and we must remain vigilant as restrictions are slowly lifted. A key[...]