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... continue reading.
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... continue reading.
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... continue reading.
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... continue reading.
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... continue reading.
Discover the joy of music in seconds, learn to play in minutes and enjoy for a lifetime – pBuzz, a completely new musical instrument, is now available in Australia. Originally a music publishing company, Warwick Music Group (WMG) diversified to become makers of a series of internationally acclaimed and award-winning plastic music instruments. The innovative company’s... continue reading.
The opening of the £57m state of the art flagship Birmingham Conservatoire (principal: Julian Lloyd Webber) prompted a thought provoking editorial in The Guardian. Steven Greenall, chief executive of Warwick Music Group, believes that music education needs to focus on the base of the pyramid. Music need not and should not become the ‘preserve of... continue reading.
Little Kids Rock invited Warwick Music Group to present and participate in the 2017 Rockfest for Modern Band in Fort Collins, Colorado from the 28th to the 31st of July. In total about 400 music educators and administrators attended the conference. David Wish, the LKR Founder, and his team have already achieved exceptional results since... continue reading.
We are delighted to have teamed up with the International Trombone Association to offer an exclusive and free 6 month trial ITA membership for all pBone users. The International Trombone Association is the largest association of trombonists with 4,000 members from 74 countries. Formed in 1972, ITA is a registered non-profit organization and their mission is to promote the... continue reading.
Start learning pBone on MusicGurus with Liam Kirkman, president of the British Trombone Society and Trombonist for Lady Gaga, Radiohead and Michael Bublé. In partnership with The British Trombone Society and Music Gurus, we’re happy to bring you this course for beginners that will definitely up your game on pBone trombone. These lessons take you... continue reading.
Just a few months after the launch of pBuzz, our brand-new instrument – designed to encourage children to take up the playing of music – has been awarded ‘Gold’ in the UK’s top primary teacher awards. pBuzz is helping to develop the next generation of brass musicians – and is seen as an alternative to... continue reading.
“I had a really great day working with the fantastic team at Gwent, I found their enthusiasm and openness to new ideas alongside a complete commitment to diving in and “having a go” was uplifting and made my job so easy. We workshopped progression in brass learning through the complete range of Warwick Music Group... continue reading.
Make music fun with pBone, pTrumpet and pBuzz is a new series of webinars that we are launching for our community to share and exchange ideas to spread the love . . . of music! The next video conference webinar will be held on Monday, 8th August at 4pm GMT or 11am USA EST, so our... continue reading.
Warwick Music Group is delighted to be supporting the charity Music for All as hosts of the BBC Proms Get Playing workshops at Imperial College, London on Sunday, 17th July at 10.30am. WMG – makers of the internationally acclaimed plastic music instruments – will hold a series of brass inspired Get Playing sessions for anyone wanting... continue reading.
Discover the joy of music in seconds, learn to play in minutes and enjoy for a lifetime – pBuzz is a completely new musical instrument. More eye-catching than a recorder, lighter than a drum and easier to play than a xylophone – pBuzz makes for a magical, musical playtime. Research has shown that youngsters who... continue reading.
Our pioneering music education initiative – BOLD AS – shows music in education improves children’s confidence, musical skills and behaviour. Commissioned by Deal Festival Education project, supported by Kent Music, and Warwick Music Group, the report found improvement in behaviour and capacity to concentrate, marked improvement in confidence and very significant improvement in musical skills.... continue reading.
Students at a special needs school in Anglesey are enjoying a new-found confidence after receiving a donation of a class set of pBones. Canolfan Addysg y Bont caters for a range of diverse special educational needs and music is an important, therapeutic medium. The school’s band: ‘pBand’ has performed to parents and friends of the school... continue reading.
Music education and access to brass instrument learning is at the heart of everything we do. We’re proud that our team are musicians themselves, passionate about giving children the same opportunities they had to learn music. The latest edition of our newsletter dedicated to education is now available to download below. If you would like to... continue reading.
Schoolchildren across the West Midlands will be able to get hands-on experience of playing a brass instrument thanks to our new partnership with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. We are delighted to be providing 100 of the world’s best-selling trombones, pBones, and the world’s first all-plastic trumpets, pTrumpets, for use by the CBSO’s Learning... continue reading.
WMG Education Director Chris Fower was delighted to be Conn-Selmer Department of Education’s guest at the Midwest Clinic, an orchestra and band conference held in Chicago 16-19 December 2015. “I enjoyed manning Conn-Selmer’s pBone and pTrumpet “Fun Zone” with trombone legend Tom “Bones” Malone which was super busy with loads of kids and adults alike... continue reading.