Musical instruments for disabled players of all ages

Creative United has today launched the first edition of its 'Guide to Buying Adaptive Musical Instruments', distributed in partnership with the Musicians’ Union and Normans Musical Instruments.

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[...]

What's the difference between a pBuzz and a pBugle?

When we created the pBuzz, it was designed to make beginning a brass journey as simple as possible - especially if lead by a non-brass playing adult.

Teaching music in schools; what is the latest guidance?

Music Mark is the UK Association for Music Education. Leading representing and supporting the highest quality music education for all children and young people, over 95% of Music Education Hubs are members. It lobbies for, and champions, a government supported high-quality,[...]

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[...]