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pBone Music offers pClinics for Schools

May 2nd, 2023 | 1 min read

By Rich Breske

Clinics for pInstruments

All of us at pBone Music believe that “teachers-teaching-teachers” is the most effective way to bring the best of pInstruments to today’s classrooms. Our clinic program exists to unlock the wisdom of experienced pInstrument teachers and support more music educators with the resources they need to teach with pInstruments successfully in an ever-changing education landscape.

General pClinic Titles Include:

Introduction to pBuzz for Elementary Music Teachers

Helping more teachers become comfortable in teaching basic music skills with pBuzz is the goal. Presentations include tools in the pBuzz Journey method book and teachers' guide. Sample pBuzz instruments and access to the pBuzz Journey teachers guide are available to every qualified participant at the clinic.  Read more here.  

Introduction to pTrumpets into elementary and middle school Mariachi classrooms.

Mariachi classes have many different “looks” and it is not unusual for a classroom of thirty guitarists (or ukelele-ists) to include 10 – 15 pTrumpet players. Current resources include songsheets with both standard notation and Brass Tabs notation for some of the most popular Mariachi songs. pTrumpet hyTech is also a strong candidate for these programs as well as those in high schools.  Read more here.

Introduction to pTrumpet and pBone horn sections in Modern Band classrooms

Ear training and the use of Brass Tabs are important components in this “non-traditional” music education genre. Warwick Music has worked closely with Music Will (formerly Little Kids Rock) to bring horn sections into the mix. They also provide “Learn to Play” lesson books for individuals who want to “play along” with today’s hits YouTube videos.  Read more here.

Types of Clinics to be supported include:

  • School District music teacher in-services
  • Regional music teacher in-services
  • Online Seminars 
  • MEA convention clinics
  • National or Regional convention clinics

To request a clinic, please provide the following information:

  • Organization, District, or Region requesting a clinic
  • Estimated number of teacher participants
  • Teacher positions represented  (elementary, MS, HS. ./ General, band, orchestra,)
  • Date, time, and location of the proposed clinic

To inquire about the availability and scheduling of pInstrument clinics in your area, please contact

Rich Breske

Rich grew up on Chicago’s south side and attended Marist High School, where he was an active member and drum major of the school’s marching band. He attended Elmhurst College (University), receiving a degree in marketing and music-business. His early career included time at the Chicago Symphony and Ravinia Festival organizations, as well as classes at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Rich’s career has been dedicated to music education. He has worked closely with educators, professionals, retail businesses and corporations. He has established key education partnerships and has served on the board of directors for several non-profit education organizations. He has provided executive planning and marketing acumen for 21st century companies through Strategic Marketing Management, LLC since 2011. Prior to opening his own firm, he served in key management roles at KHS America, Inc., the Conn-Selmer division of Steinway & Sons, Inc., and United Musical Instruments, all worldwide manufacturers and distributors. He served in the management of the SMART Foundation which provided programs and advocacy support for arts education. He has also authored several publications focused on the arts and education and has served on the boards of non-profit music education organizations.