The new model music curriculum . . . thoughts and reflections

The new model music curriculum has been launched by the DfE for schools in England.

Jenny Creates a Buzz

The Create a Buzz project was launched by Age UK Cheshire in partnership with the award winning Foden's Band to help tackle social isolation and loneliness amongst older people through learning to play a musical instrument. 

Easter Fun Music Workshops for Children

The Easter holidays are nearly upon us, and the team at Brass Bands England are preparing for an exciting live-streamed workshop day for brass players and percussionists on Wednesday 7th April 2021 called “Fun Foundations”.

Music can help epilepsy

A new analysis on the effect of Mozart’s music on epilepsy has confirmed that listening to his piano music can reduce the frequency of epilepsy attacks. The results of this study of studies, which may overturn current scepticism about the effect, were presented at the 2020[...]

Music Teacher magazine reviews the pBugle

We always value independent reviews of our products. Music Teacher magazine has a long history of offering fair and considered content for music teachers around the world from its team of educational experts and professionals

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.

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.

Post horn Gallop and the pBugle

In this Vlog from Grant Golding, Grant walks us through using the famous Post Horn Gallop.

Safely playing our instruments back at school

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[...]

The Case for Music Education

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) has announced “the publication of a groundbreaking white paper on the extraordinary impact of music education on child development.” Titled Music for Every Child, the white paper was written by Indre Viskontas, a neuroscientist[...]