Author: Kate Greenall

Dan Welch, Assistant Band Director, Campbell, Ohio Case Study

Dan Welch, Assistant Band Director, Campbell, Ohio Case Study

A brass player himself, Dan has taught Campbell Elementary and Middle School for three years. Dan teaches kindergarten to 3rd grade general music, 4th grade percussion performing arts and is assistant band director for grades 5-7. The school is located in a community with many economic challenges. Additionally, the community is very diverse, with a […]

pBone with Lancashire Music Service

pBone with Lancashire Music Service

Since the beginning of the academic year, the ‘Trombone Trio’ at Lancashire Music Service have been on a tour of the county with a little help from pBone. Schools have been treated to an interactive workshop led by Lancashire Music Service trombone tutors: Jay Hall, Ryan Watkins and Chris Guénault. The workshop aims to deliver […]

Big Brass Success

Big Brass Success

Last year, Warwick Music Group were delighted to be involved with the Durham Brass Festival and to sponsor the Big Brass Bus, which aimed to inspire and encourage as many young musicians as possible -whilst celebrating the loud and wonderful world of brass. This year, the festival is hosting a Big Brass Bash, bringing free […]

Why Music Matters Written by Warwick Music’s very own pMums!

Why Music Matters Written by Warwick Music’s very own pMums!

Access to a musical instrument unlocks a child’s natural curiosity to explore – the instrument itself and the sounds that it can make.

The maths and science behind plastic sound

The maths and science behind plastic sound

Last year, I had the great privilege to visit the head office of Scholastic Education in New York. Scholastic was founded in 1920 as a single classroom magazine. Today, Scholastic books and educational materials are in tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of homes worldwide. Needless to say, I was intrigued why […]

Meet our pPal…Eden

Meet our pPal…Eden

Eden Shang, Asia Pacific Sales Coordinator Eden joined the team at the end of 2017 and is located in the Guangdong province of China. Eden’s background is in business trading and with five years’ experience in sales, she works to drive WMG sales in Asia. Eden lives near Hong Kong with her husband and two […]

pBone Case Study

pBone Case Study

Melisa Rutkelis, Department of Arts Education for Chicago public schools pBone worked well as a pre-band instrument for 4th and 5th graders The basic buzzing and breathing skills Melisa taught her students in a classroom setting was really valuable when they transitioned to brass instruments Lightweight nature of pBone useful in teaching students correct posture […]

Meet our pPal…Darren

Meet our pPal…Darren

Darren Lea, Development Manager Darren works to develop links between WMG and various arts and educational organisations in order to open up learning opportunities for youngsters of all ages. He began brass and percussion lessons at school at the age of 7, and is from a brass banding family. Darren’s dad conducted the then Rolls […]

Meet our pPal…Katie

Meet our pPal…Katie

Katie Ruigrok, Bookkeeping and Administration Katie started with Warwick Music Group in February 2018 is really looking forward to supporting the WMG team and our wonderful customers. Katie has a degree in Politics and Sociology from Aston University (where she met her husband and the father of their 3 children). Most recently, she has worked […]

Meet our pPal…Jonty

Meet our pPal…Jonty

Jonty Hines, Key Account Manager Jonty is one of our newest recruits – welcome on board, Jonty! He will be handling a lot of our sales activity so be sure to say hello if you come across him… Jonty previously worked at Normans Musical Instruments for over 14 years, and has first-hand experience dealing with […]

The NAMM Show 2018

The NAMM Show 2018

Held in sunny Anaheim, California every January, The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show offers the latest products from more than 7,000 brands, cutting edge industry education across hundreds of sessions, as well as special events, and concerts from our $17 billion global industry. Warwick Music Group (“WMG”) has been attending the show since […]

Meet our pPal…Kate

Meet our pPal…Kate

Kate Greenall, Social Media Manager Kate has been part of the WMG team since 2010 and is the friendly face behind all our social media accounts, so be sure to say hi! Kate began playing the clarinet aged six and went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. When not […]

Meet our pPal…Keith

Meet our pPal…Keith

Keith Dye, U.S. Educational Consultant Keith has been part of the team for 13 months, and is a trombonist based in Texas who was a public school band director for 20 years. In that time Keith has directed many bands as well as being a professor of music education and administrator at Texas Tech University […]

Meet our pPal…Phil

Meet our pPal…Phil

Phil Doyle, Financial Controller Phil began working at Warwick Music in April 2014. He has worked in finance for 27 years, and during this time has worked in a broad spectrum of industries – however the manufacturing of plastic instruments has to be one of the more unusual things he has accounted for… Phil looks […]

Meet our pPal…Santa

Meet our pPal…Santa

Santa Claus, Delivery Facilitator Santa is one of our honorary seasonal staff – we only work with him once a year but it’s safe to say he works harder than the rest of the team put together. He manages to cram worldwide deliveries into the space of one night, with the help of his speedy […]

Innovative Technology Partnership (antimicrobial technology)

Innovative Technology Partnership (antimicrobial technology)

WMG have renewed and extended the partnership with BioCote Ltd, a world leader in antimicrobial technology, for a further three years. The partnership dates from September 2014, when, with Coventry-based BioCote, WMG launched pTrumpet as not only the world’s first all-plastic trumpet, but the first trumpet with antimicrobial protection. BioCote’s silver ion additives, which are […]

New partnership with Brass Bands England to attract young players

New partnership with Brass Bands England to attract young players

New partnership with Brass Bands England to attract young players We’ve recently announced a new partnership to attract more young people to brass, alongside a nation-wide competition to engage youngsters. Working with Brass Bands England (BBE), this significant new initiative will provide a key foundation for BBE’s future strategy aimed at introducing and sustaining the […]

The Big Hub Show

The Big Hub Show

Children in a special school in Lancashire have discovered a love of performing through playing pBones! Ridgewood Community High School in Burnley, Lancashire is a special secondary school with a proud artistic ethos. They have been using pBones as part of their music curriculum and in brass club for a few years. Over the last […]

Meet our pPal…Chris

Meet our pPal…Chris

Chris Shea, Asia Sales and Project Development Manager Chris joined the WMG team 18 months ago, following 4 years working in the music industry in China. With a wealth of experience gained from 20 years working in business in the UK, Chris made a life changing move to China in 2011. Chris develops exciting and […]

Lancashire Music Service “Playworks” Brass Day

Lancashire Music Service “Playworks” Brass Day

On Sunday 29th October, approx 60 young brass players took part in a very enjoyable and exciting day of music making. The event was held at Lostock Hall Academy in Preston, from 10am – 4pm, organised by Lancashire Music Service and led by Helen Minshall. Leyland Band sponsored 3 tutors; James Nash (cornet) Ashley Jeffers […]