Meet our pPal…Andy

Meet our pPal…Andy

Andy Ward, Logistics Operative Andy joined the WMG team early this year – and he’s in charge of the final stage in the journey from us to you. As Logistics Operative Andy coordinates much of our shipping and distribution sending instruments all over the world from our Leicestershire warehouse in the heart of the English […]

Meet our pPal…Lydia

Meet our pPal…Lydia

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 […]

Gilbert Public Schools pBuzz Case Study

Gilbert Public Schools pBuzz Case Study

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 […]

pInstruments take over Pear Tree Primary

pInstruments take over Pear Tree Primary

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 […]

Denver Public School pInstrument Case Study

Denver Public School pInstrument Case Study

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 […]

Meet our pPal…John

Meet our pPal…John

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 […]

WMG Launches New Chocolate Mouthpiece Range

WMG Launches New Chocolate Mouthpiece Range

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 […]

Easter Egg Hunt…

Easter Egg Hunt…

Not keen on all that chocolate? Fancy something a bit different – how about a musical Easter treat instead? This Easter weekend we have a special kind of egg hunt for our customers. If you visit our pShop and find a colourful Easter egg, simply click on the egg to reveal a surprise code for […]

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 […]