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pBuzz Review Roundup - Is It Any Good?

September 2nd, 2022 | 3 min read

By Ewan Moore

Thinking about picking up a pBuzz? Excellent choice! But we’re assuming before you make your purchase, you want to know if it’s any good. 

Is The pBuzz Any Good?

You won’t be surprised to learn we’re big fans of pBuzz, what with the fact we made it and all. It’s a brilliant starter instrument for younger children that will set them on their musical journey in style, and is the perfect addition to any classroom. 

But… we would say that, wouldn’t we? So instead, we thought you might like to hear some honest feedback from customers who have actually had some hands-on time with the pBuzz! 

Read on to hear from:

  • Direct customers 
  • Amazon customers 
  • Blogs and websites

Customer Reviews:

Read on to take a look at what some of the customers who purchased a pBuzz directly from us had to say. 

Matilda D

“We have one very happy little girl!!! My husband and I both grew up playing music, and we are thrilled to be able to introduce our three young kids to brass instruments at such young ages!” - Five stars

Selina C

“Purchased for a group of special needs children to play and learn together. They are developing a huge variety of skills but most of all are enjoying themselves.” - Five stars 

Justin C

“My son received a pBuzz for Christmas and absolutely loves it. It’s such a great product.” - Five stars 

Marcus F

“My little boy absolutely loves watching YouTube videos of people playing the trombone. We thought we’d get him a toy trombone for Christmas. After much googling for a toy trombone we discovered the pBone, which then led us to the pBuzz. At 19 months old, it seemed like the perfect introduction to music. I can’t wait until he’s a little older so we can introduce him to the pBone mini.” - Five stars 

Veron E

“Excellent starter for young potential brass player. Ideal as a present for my 6 year old grandson - very satisfactory sound. Seems sturdy and well made.” - Five stars 

Read more of our customer reviews and browse products here. 

Amazon Customer Reviews 

With 272 global ratings on Amazon from verified purchases, the pBuzz has an average score of 4.3 out of 5, and well over half of all reviews are five stars! Read on to see what some of our Amazon customers have to say about their time with the pBuzz. 

Excellent Beginner Trombone - Amazon Customer

“My 5 year old has decided he wants to play trombone. Except we cannot find him lessons until he is 2-3 years older. He could get a sound out of it within 5 minutes of unwrapping it and we are working our way through YouTube lessons.” - Five stars 

Read the full review

Good Starter For Brass - M. Kent-Davies

“I’m a brass player and teacher and find these things a really useful starter. They’re cheap enough that a class set is affordable. There are no instructions with them, so you’ll need either a teacher or to find some help online.It is possible to play them with your own small bore trombone mouthpiece.” - Five stars

Read the full review

Loud And Fun - CrazyChris 

“Well worth the money, just wish it came with a little book with some basic tunes or how to use it to read tunes or a leaflet on where to get some tunes for the kids to play easily with it.” - Five stars 

Read the full review

Excellent First Instrument - Emyr John 

“Bought to introduce toddler to playing a genuine brass instrument. 2 yo is able to hold and blow by himself. Dad also has good fun playing tunes. Sturdy and very easy to play. Excellent first instrument.” - Four Stars 

Read the full review

Blogs And Websites

Want to hear what some of the more esteemed musical publications on the internet have to say about the pBuzz? Read on and find out!

Great Fun - Monkey And Mouse

“Our 4 year old got that hang of it really quickly and could easily blow into it properly, although making actual songs are a bit beyond him yet.  The 2.5 year old can occasionally do the correct sound, but mainly walks around making noises into it instead.  However, he clearly loves it as he has even been seen using sticks as trumpets recently, a little musician in the making!” 

Read the full review

A Brilliant Learning Tool - Mark Glover Music 

“The students I have taught have loved the pBuzz, and I think it is a perfect instrument for younger children who would not normally have the opportunity to learn a brass instrument. It gives them a brilliant understanding of brass, enough to transition onto a real instrument, but more importantly the instrument gives many opportunities for a teacher to teach music and develop a child's basic musical skills in a fun, innovative way. A none brass specialist or even none music specialist teacher could use this instrument, just learn to play it in advance like you might with a ukulele.” 

Read the full review

Find Out More!

Convinced the pBuzz is the right instrument for you? Check out our pBuzz starter guide, or take a look at the full range of instruments to see if there might be a better fit for you. You can also find our pBuzz Primary Resources page for ways to use pBuzz in your child's learning.

And as always, please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. We're here to help! 

Ewan Moore

After seven years writing about video games, Ewan made the jump to the music instrument industry to stop his family asking when he was going to get a real job. Mostly, though, he adores music and is passionate about its vital role throughout life - especially in education. He also played guitar in several bands with deeply embarrassing names that won't be revealed here. With a degree in journalism from an NCTJ-accredited university under his belt, Ewan uses everything he learned as a writer over the last decade to help answer any questions you might have about pBone Music in an accessible (and hopefully entertaining) way. Because if you can write 1,000 words on SSDs and ray-tracing, you can explain why plastic instruments are accessible, sustainable, and fun.