Our innovative teaching resource, developed in conjunction with Music Education Solutions, to encourage children to play brass music has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the 2018 Teach Primary Resource Awards.... continue reading.
It’s really important to us that you get the best experience from playing our instruments, so to help you with care and maintenance our customer service team have compiled the twelve most regularly asked questions… Learn how to correctly care for the valve system on your pTrumpet or pCornet to avoid sticky valves. Learn how... continue reading.
The benefits of integrating music into primary school curriculum are far reaching, and impact on many areas of school life. Warwick Music Group’s Education Ambassador Becca Pope, draws on her experience of managing music in a primary school, and explores just some of the reasons why music is so important to include in your... continue reading.
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... continue reading.
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... continue reading.
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... continue reading.
Access to a musical instrument unlocks a child’s natural curiosity to explore – the instrument itself and the sounds that it can make.... continue reading.
Lydia Marshall, PR and marketing Lydia has been part of the PR team for WMG for two years and supports and coordinates all things media relations and copywriting. She has entered WMG successfully for several awards, and especially likes being able to tell the stories around how our instruments improve access to music education. Lydia... continue reading.
Brad Seagraves, District Department Chair for elementary band in Gilbert, Arizona Brad has taught in the district for 28 years. He teaches grades 5-6 before they progress to junior high level, and sees his students 2-3 times a week for 40 mins. In his time as a music educator, Brad has seen Gilbert grow from... continue reading.
The WMG education team recently visited Pear Tree Primary School, Nantwich to take on perhaps their largest-scale project yet – getting the entire school playing pInstruments in one day! Our pPals Becca, Jonty, Darren and Helen tackled the challenge of getting 250 children playing 250 instruments at Pear Tree Primary. Although some of the children... continue reading.
Dorothy Pino, Denver public schools Dorothy has been a teacher for 7 years. Having taught in a high school previously, she recently started teaching at Maxwell Elementary School, a K5 school with 560 pupils whom she sees around 5 times a month each. The reaction to the instruments was really positive Music literacy was a... continue reading.
John Yuan, QC Manager John joined the WMG team in October 2012 with a background in mechanical engineering. He is based in Guangdong province, China. He has worked in technical and engineering fields for over 15 years, in various roles including tooling designer, process engineer, project manager and QC manager. John’s role currently is to... continue reading.
A new range of special mouthpieces is coming to our pShop this Easter – with a twist… Bag yourself a chocolate mouthpiece for a tasty treat whilst playing. Your scales will sound smoother, your phrasing more luxurious and there’s a bonus sweet taste. A fusion of silky chocolate and versatile plastic, these mouthpieces are perfect... continue reading.
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... continue reading.
We love hearing from members of the pFamily about how our instruments have helped them on their musical journeys. Gina Petruzzelli-West from Connecticut got in touch to tell us about her son Andrew’s story. Andrew was born disabled following a stroke in utero, and prevailed despite the prognosis from doctors. He cannot use his left... continue reading.
Matilda Lloyd made her mark on the brass world in 2014 when she won the Brass Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year, as well as the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award – where she was the first female winner for a decade! Graduating with a First from Trinity College, Cambridge last year,... continue reading.
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... continue reading.
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.
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... continue reading.
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... continue reading.