JHS hits the right note with pBuzz

More eye-catching than a recorder, lighter than a drum and easier to play than a xylophone – the new brightly coloured, lightweight and smooth edged pBuzz makes music fun for early learners.

Offering a truly authentic experience of a proper mouthpiece, the pBuzz has a range of 6 notes through its moveable slide. The slide positions are outlined by colour, note name and also slide positions 1 - 6 so that children can learn in many ways, from traditional notation or the Orff colour system, to help aid understanding of pitch and varying length.

Designed to widen the appeal of plastic instruments, and engage a brand new market the pBuzz is exclusively distributed in the UK and ROI by JHS and is the latest innovative venture from Warwick Music Group. The Coventry-based team of British brass musicians’ successes to date include the world’s first plastic trombone, pBone, which was closely followed by the pBone Mini, and the award-winning pTrumpet.

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. The pBuzz can also 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.

WMG CEO Steven Greenall said: “We are extremely excited about the pBuzz. It takes our musical brand mainstream. It’s a great introduction to brass instruments before advancing to a pTrumpet or pBone and is equally a great parent purchase for a magical playtime.”

He continues “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from our Education contacts too. With pBone and pTrumpet firmly established as valued KS2 resources, it’s great to know with pBuzz we have the perfect product for KS1 too!”