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Introducing the pBuzz into the General Music Classroom (Webinar, October 2017)

The pBuzz is an incredible new instrument for all ages that matches perfectly with all the other instrumental music you incorporate in your elementary program. The pBuzz qualifies for the 2017 TMEA Grant. Jenny Dees and Keith Dye will be leading you through an engaging demonstration and discussion. We will share experiences, material and be ready to answer your questions. Melissa Blum from West Music will also join. Beyond the promotional offer for a classroom set – Melissa will help with questions to make your grant application a success.

Webinar PDF

BOLD AS Impact Report on pBone & pTrumpet [PDF] – BOLD AS was a Deal Festival education project using over 120 pBones and pTrumpets that takes place in various primary schools in the Deal, Kent, UK area. The report examines the impact of the project for Arts Council England.

BOLD AS Impact Report on pBone & pTrumpet [PDF] – BOLD AS was a Deal Festival education project using over 120 pBones and pTrumpets that takes place in various primary schools in the Deal, Kent, UK area. The report examines the impact of the project for Arts Council England.

pBuzz projects with primary school children

Little Kids Rock, Rockfest (July 2017)

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 2002. LKR has worked in over 2300 schools, donated over 75,000 instruments and now operates in 200 Districts in 37 States.

On Friday we were able to join the Higher Education Workshop and District Arts Supervisor meetings. Chris introduced the pBuzz and over 25 participants played the instrument during the session. At the poster session on Sunday we teachers could discover the full range and potential of pInstruments. On Sunday, “Adding pBone to your Modern Band Ensemble” workshop was scheduled to be held by Melisa Rutkelis (CPS Chicago) and Chris Fower. Whilst only 35 delegates registered for the session, 62 came along on the day! Chris had the room bursting with pBuzz in the first 10min. Each of the sixty-two participants played pBone & pBuzz and left with their own pBuzz, you can imagine how the hallways sounded after our session.

A New Instrument for Learning and Fun in Elementary Music: Meet the pBuzz (TMEA, February 2017)

Learn and get hands-on experience with this new, fun addition to the world of elementary musical instruments—the pBuzz. The pBuzz brings a new level of student engagement with musical instruments unlike anything before. Gain fresh and exciting ways to enhance aural skills, physical coordination, music literacy, improvisation and more. Clinicians will engage the audience by having 50–60 instruments available to try.

Watch the Workshop
with Steven Greenall, Keith Dye and Jenny Dees

Introduction and Resources
by Keith Dye, Jenny Dees and Analisa Byrd

Exploring Creativity in Music to grow the base of brass players (School District of Philadelphia, August 2017)

Experience the passion, desire and drive of the British pioneers behind pBone, pTrumpet and pBuzz – the progressive pathway of instruments that grow the base of brass players and improve continuation throughout your programs. The session will include:

– Discussion of the basic pedagogy of brass playing
– How pInstruments nurture a coherent and progressive pathway in brass learning
– Engage in creative music practice that unlocks great brass technique learning in an informal setting.

Video
Watch the “Exploring Creativity in Music” workshop with Chris Fower

Powerpoint
Presentation supporting information and background about pBone, pTrumpet and pBuzz

Introducing Brass Playing into the General Music Classroom (School District of Philadelphia, August 2017)

Enrich your classroom offering with the world of brass playing. Through pBuzz, you will understand the basic principles of brass playing and directly correlate these skills into your existing knowledge and experience of recorders, boomwhackers, ukuleles, singing. Your students will quickly achieve an authentic buzz, see and hear the relationship of pitch to length, and sing/buzz/play at pitch with differentiation – and, of course have fun too!

Video
Watch the “Introducing Brass Playing into the General Music Classroom” workshop with Chris Fower

Powerpoint
Presentation supporting information and background about pBone, pTrumpet and pBuzz

Progression in Brass Learning through Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 3 (Music Mark North West Teachers Conference, September 2017)

Chris Fower explores progression in brass learning through KS1-3 including:

– When and how best to introduce brass skills and what these skills might be, with particular emphasis on large group and whole class learning
– Exploring the key, core skills needed to form a foundation for brass learning
– Reflect and review how to organise and accredit early skills development
– Our instruments and the educational reasoning behind their construction and design
– How pInstruments provide a coherent progressive pathway in brass learning
– Map the importance of successful outcomes in foundation skills for future success
– An opportunity to focus on the delivery of early instrumental skills in the language of music
– Discussion about existing practice and sharing both success and challenge in this area

Watch the “Progression in Brass Learning” workshop with Chris Fower
Video

Introducing the pBuzz into the General Music Classroom (Webinar, September 2017)

The pBuzz is an incredible new instrument for all ages that matches perfectly with all the other instrumental music you incorporate in your elementary program. The pBuzz qualifies for the 2017 TMEA Grant. Jenny Dees and Keith Dye will be leading you through an engaging demonstration and discussion. We will share experiences, material and be ready to answer your questions. Melissa Blum from West Music will also join. Beyond the promotional offer for a classroom set – Melissa will help with questions to make your grant application a success.

Video
Watch the “Introducing the pBuzz into the General Music Classroom” Webinar with Steven Greenall, Keith Dye and Jenny Dees

PDF
Presentation supporting information and background about pBuzz