Nearly 120 children in eight US States experienced the joy of playing music together for the first time on pBone and pBuzz instruments at Make Music Day 2019, including 70 instruments provided by Warwick Music Group – all of which were then donated to local non-profit organisations or schools for future use according to a report recently published.
Working with Make Music Alliance, nine pPLAY programs were delivered under Make Music Day’s umbrella of ‘Mass Appeals’ – encouraging the musician in everyone to enjoy making music together.
Highlights included pBuzz events using the revolutionary pBuzz starter instrument manufactured in lightweight recyclable ABS plastic that particularly appeals to young children.
pBuzz provides realistic music instruction teaching how the movement of air and creation of vibration work together to create sound and providing a first step in every child’s musical journey.
Make Music Day is the creation of Make Music Alliance. Its President Aaron Friedman said: “There’s always some uncertainty when you explain pBuzz for the first time but once the instrument is in someone’s hands, they can see it’s a lot of fun!”
A detailed report on the program quoted one Chicago teacher, new to music, who said: “My kids are appreciating that we are learning together. They absolutely love the pre-buzzing activities and it transitions very well to watching me and mimicking me play pBuzz. They also listen to each other and learn from each other.
“Outcomes include listening and watching. They like to move and dance. They think they are rock stars. We have put on sunglasses – and we ARE rock stars!”
The report on the program is available at http://bit.ly/348ccUk
Warwick Music Group will be showcasing their complete range including pBuzz, pBone, pTrumpet, pCornet and hyTech at NAMM on Booth#9133.
Pictured: Founder & Executive Director at West Point School of Music in Chicago Julian Champion with children with pBuzzes – some playing music for the very first time – at Water Plaza on the Chicago Riverwalk as part of Make Music Day 2019.