FROM BRASS TO RECYCLABLE PLASTIC; REINVENTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Originally published in issue 82 of Ingenia, the Royal Academy of Engineering’s quarterly magazine (www.ingenia.org.uk) 'A quarter of a million brightly coloured trombones made of recyclable ABS plastic have been sold worldwide in the last few years. The pBone, weighing less[...]

What is easier to learn - trumpet or trombone?!

As manufacturers of trumpets and trombones, we are often asked which of the two is the easiest to learn!  This is actually quite a tricky question to answer, as you are comparing two different instruments, however very simply; the trombone is easier to get your first sounds on[...]

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[...]

Testing the pBugle; a case study

As part of our testing and evaluation in the pBugle development pathway our friends at Sheffield Music Hub helped us run a morning of workshops at a school in Chapeltown: Coit Primary School. Here we share with you what we wanted to achieve and how we went about it!

Why did we make the pBugle?

After the success of the ground breaking and innovative brass training instrument pBuzz, we found after talking to customers and trumpet based teachers that while they really welcomed a simplified training instrument for brass, they didn’t feel an affinity with the pBuzz in the[...]

Problems with plastic musical instruments; 5 things to consider before you buy

Here at Warwick Music Group, we care most of all about getting children started in music – because music matters – and it's our desire to help make the journey accessible and fun for everyone! You might think it strange for a manufacturer of plastic musical instruments to be[...]

10 things which affect the price you pay for a pBone or pTrumpet

There are many things which affect the prices of our products, and ultimately what you the consumer will pay. It may surprise you to know that as the manufacturer we have very little control over the retail price from country to country! We thought it would be helpful to be[...]

How do I teach a trombone lesson on Zoom?

Trevor Mires is a leading performer and arranger who teaches jazz trombone at the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Trinity Laban.  In the Spring issue of The Trombonist Magazine, Trevor wrote about 'remote possibilities' - how musicians around[...]

Musicians enjoy Music Together with 6,000 free digital music downloads

We care passionately about making the joy of music accessible and fun, and in these times when making music together has become more difficult, we brainstormed a number of different ways in which we could support our musical community.

Learning how to play trumpet; moving on up with hyTech

The music journey continues in the Ruigrok household with not just one, but now two brass players learning to read and play music - thank goodness we live in a detached house!