SIPS Music & Arts Service are excited to announce a new service that we are developing for Key Stage 1 classes – The pBuzz!

More eye-catching than a recorder, lighter than a drum and easier to play than a xylophone – the brightly coloured, light, and smooth curved-edged pBuzz is designed to make music fun.

As a completely new musical instrument, the pBuzz has been designed specifically for mini musicians’ little hands.  Simple and easy to play, the mouthpiece makes it the perfect introduction to brass playing for early learners.

Research has shown that youngsters who have early exposure to musical instruments develop areas of the brain that relate to social, language and reasoning skills, as well as memory.  Early exposure to a playful product such as the pBuzz can help develop a child’s sensory and fine motor skills, encourage self-expression, stimulate imagination and creativity, build confidence and nurture their natural music talents.

The Music & Arts Service were at the forefront of the development of the pBone and the pTrumpet in schools across Sandwell in recent years and, having now undertaken two pilot projects in partnership with the manufacturer, Warwick Music Group Ltd, we would like to hear from any schools who would be interested in whole class music making activities for their KS1 classes making use of the pBuzz alongside developing other practical music making skills, such as singing and percussion playing. As with all of our whole class teaching, a class set of instruments will be provided as part of the package.

You can see clips of children from Annie Lennard Infants School and Crocketts Community Primary School using the pBuzz on the website

For further information please contact 0121 296 2997