Category: beginner

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[...]

There's a buzz in the air as students learn new making music skills

On Friday 7th December WMG Ambassador, Darren Lea visited Grange Farm Primary School in Coventry to introduce 2 classes of KS1 students to brass instruments.

Pennthorpe Pupils Passion for pBuzz

Nearly 50 years ago I was lucky enough to go to a Junior School where the Deputy Head decided to pass on his love of brass playing by starting a brass band. I joined the band and loved it – and that opportunity shaped my life. I started conducting and adjudicating, did a degree[...]

Music Education Success Story

Pennthorpe School get the Buzz! A West Sussex school has been declared the winner in an inaugural competition to encourage children to play music together in start-up music groups.

Are You Ready?

An online video course for beginner trumpeters with author Kay Charlton.   Are you ready to pick up the trumpet and start your musical journey?   We've brought our best-selling book, 'Are You Ready?' to life in a series of video lessons presented by author and top trumpeter Kay[...]

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