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Progressive Instrument Partnership with Yamaha Music UK

March 6th, 2024 | 1 min read

By Adam McCulloch

Progressive Instrument Partnership with Yamaha Music UK

pBone Music and Yamaha Music UK have announced the music industry’s first Progressive Instrument Partnership for Music Hubs, Schools, and Educators. This unique collaboration sees two leading providers of musical instruments in the UK coming together with bespoke initiatives to support children and educators, from beginner through to intermediate and advanced levels.

Progress Instrument Pathways for HLOs

The first initiative - Progressive Instrument Pathways - provides defined progression routes for wind and brass instruments. This gives hubs exclusive access to the right instruments at the right time to support pupils’ musical progression and engage all children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Progressive Instrument Pathways focuses on high-quality, sustainable, and long-lasting musical instruments, ranging from whole class through to student and intermediate products for one-to-one or small-group settings. The scheme will deliver the best value-for-money solutions in the long term, such as taking children on a brass journey from pBuzz to pBone, before progressing onto premium student instruments from Yamaha, complete with resources and unrivalled after-sales support.

Progressive Instrument Pathway Brass

Accessible Instruments for All

The second initiative - Accessible Instruments for All – aims to demystify the world of music technology for SEND students. It will provide a range of accessible, approachable, and easy-to-setup digital and hybrid products that ensure teachers can provide musical solutions for all SEND students.

Accessible Instruments for All features products like the YDS-120 Yamaha Digital Saxophone, programmable for one-hand playing, or the FGDP-30 Finger Drum Pad which includes a voice assistant for blind or visually impaired players. These innovative tools can allow SEND students to effectively participate in whole class settings alongside their classmates.

If you are interested in finding out more about how pBone Music can help your hub, get in touch. Read on for more information about a very special event for HLO staff...

Save the Date!

A free conference for Music Hub Instrument Managers/Repairers and SEND Inclusion Managers will take place at Yamaha Music UK Headquarters in Milton Keynes on the 19th and 20th of June 2024 – places will be limited, so complete the expression of interest form.

Adam McCulloch

Adam is the Content Manager at pBone Music. This should mean that he’s the ideal person to write about himself, but he finds boasting in the third person a little awkward. He honed his word wizardry with a degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds. He has since written copy for clients and businesses across the land, from awards to something beginning with “z”. He also spent a number of years as a musician. He has written pop songs and even jingles for kids, performed more first dances at weddings than you could shake a pBuzz at, and once played a gig for a pie company at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester. When he’s not reminiscing about those good old days, you might find Adam enjoying the football (although as an Everton fan, that can be difficult). He also loves spending time with his partner, Jen, and his family and friends, and sincerely hopes they feel the same way.