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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.

Special Children Article: Music making becomes inclusive with plastic instruments

When Gethin Thomas came across light and robust plastic instruments, he realised that at last he could give SEND pupils access to the delights of brass music.

Music making becomes inclusive with plastic instruments at Canolfan Addysg y Bont.

Read the article online [PDF]

Get Started on pBone mini (treble clef) [PDF]

Kay Charlton – Welcome to Are You Ready?

charltonKay 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.

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Just Play Treble Clef Brass [PDF] l Trombone Treble Clef [PDF]

Just Play Treble Clef Brass [PDF] l Trombone Treble Clef [PDF] – 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.

WMG Education Newsletter (Spring 2016) [PDF]

WMG Education Newsletter (Spring 2016) [PDF]

WMG Education Newsletter (Autumn 2015) [PDF]

WMG Education Newsletter (Autumn 2015) [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.

Handboek mr pBone Nederlands [PDF]

Handboek mr pBone Nederlands [PDF]

Handboek mr pBone 135 [PDF]

Handboek mr pBone 135 [PDF]

Werkboek mr pBone VERSIE 4 [PDF]

Just Play Treble Clef Brass [PDF] – 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

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]

NEW! Quick Start Guide for pTrumpet [PDF] – a quick and simple guide to get you started on pTrumpet with backing tracks. [Backing Tracks]

Wider Opportunities in Music Quotations [PDF] – this document is simply a collection of historical quotes around the Wider Opportunities in Music program in the UK.

Year Program [PDF] – this document discusses the broader issues of how a program might develop using informal brass learning to deliver curriculum learning over an academic year via a broadly informal learning pathway.

10 Week pBone Program [PDF] – using the style of the circle plan this plan maps how, through informal learning and the deep use of simple musical materials, music curriculum objectives could be delivered over 10, once a week sessions.

Just Play Trombone Treble Clef Brass [PDF] – 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

pBone Circle Plan [PDF] – this plan was created for the NAMM Foundation pBone circles and is a basic introduction into both informal learning style and a first access to brass experience. The circle can be tuned to suit learners of all ages and is usable on pTrumpets and pBone minis but not pBuzz.

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