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Weathering the storm

There was a sentence in my last blog, ‘COVID-19 AND MUSIC IN HIGHER EDUCATION - A BLESSING IN DISGUISE?’, which seems to have struck a chord.  When talking about how we were adapting our performance modules at the University of Salford to accommodate the ongoing global pandemic,[...]

Ted's Blog

Ted, age 8, shares his experience of what it is like to learn to play the trombone and how that has changed in a covid world.

Why did I invent a trombone slide extender?

Professional trombonist, inventor and entrepreneur Nikki Abissi talks about her passion for making music accessible and fun with her latest invention, the trombone slide extender called Extendabone.

Gifting Grandparents, Parents, Aunts and Uncles

As we look forward to the season of goodwill and precious time with family and friends, we reflect on the challenges of 2020 and the lasting legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to play the trombone; the story of an older learner

Hello, I’m David. I was waiting for the CBSO concert to begin and I could hear the brass section warming up in the wings. My wife lent over to me and said “why don’t you get Katy’s (our youngest daughter) old trombone out and learn to play?” I’d been thinking of selling the[...]

Learn at home solution for beginners

The Covid pandemic has impacted our lives in so many ways and particularly in the field of music performance and education. The new school year is often an opportunity for children to get their first experience of a real music instrument - and these sparks that are ignited have[...]

The pInstrument Christmas Gift Guide

Give the gift of music this Christmas and provide your children, grandchildren, parents and friends with the opportunity to experience the joy of making music.

Covid-19 and music in higher education - a blessing in disguise?

The past few months have seen the world of music turned on its head, and higher education has not escaped the wrath of COVID-19. Back in March, a week before the announcement of the first UK lockdown, the University of Salford took the decision to close the campus, send students[...]