Kay Charlton – Welcome to Are You Ready?

Thirteen tunes in a variety of styles, with lyrics, actions and space for improvisation and copy-backs. Starting with simple 1-2 note tunes, and moving on to 4-5 note tunes, this book will aid creative music making and progression for whole class ensemble teaching. A great book about how to play trombone.

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Just Play Treble Clef Brass

This teaching resource has been designed for both small group and whole class teaching. It is divided into “steps” rather than weekly lessons as groups of children learn at different rates. Learn how to play trombone.

Treble Clef Brass Trombone

What is a brass instrument? TED ED

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.

pTrumpet for Educators

pTrumpet for Educators [PDF] – this presentation provides a context for the use of pTrumpet in an education setting, including the history of pTrumpet development and a general view of education uses. [Deutsch]

Quick Start Guide for pTrumpet

A quick and simple guide to get you started on pTrumpet with backing tracks.
PDF Backing Tracks

YouTube Playlist “How to make a Buzz”

NEW! Plastic or Not? by Helen Minshall – The Trombonist Magazine, Summer 2017

NEW! Plastic or Not? by Helen Minshall – The Trombonist Magazine, Summer 2017 [PDF]

How to Hold a pCircle (Presentation & Videos)

This presentation is a blow-by-blow guide to presenting the pBone circle plan. It includes video examples from a variety of practitioners work around the world about how to play trombone, each making the concept into their own, using largely informal practice.

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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)

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