My kids love to make noise. Most of the time it is hootin’ and hollarin’ about toys or games. They hollar at each other, at me and mom and at themselves. If you’re reading this, then you probably have kids and already know what I’m talking about. I figured if they need to let the air escape their lungs in a large fashion why not give them something that makes a more pleasant noise. Enter the pBuzz. The pBuzz is a new musical instrument created by the Warwick Music Group. They are the ones behind the pBone and pTrumpet, that have already been available in the US.
I was sent a pBuzz to check out and review with my kids. The instrument is actually really great. We have an orange recorder that my kids will just blow through-out the house. It’s nice but the pBuzz is much nicer to the ears. It’s easier for them to play and it is light enough that they are not struggling to carry around the house. With the device being so easy for my kids to play, it’s bright colors, and just the idea of introducing musical instruments to them, you can see why the pBuzz is an excellent educational resource winning the gold at the 2016 Primary Teacher Awards.
So far the kids haven’t written any chart topping hits using the pBuzz but they definitely have found an instrument that blows the competition away. I am happy to say that at a good price point the pBuzz, pBone, and pTrumpet are all great purchases and are a great way to introduce your children to brass instruments. Horns are always going to be an integral part of any musician’s repertoire and getting the kids started early will definitely get them interested in musical instruments. It may not end with a brass or woodwind, it may be the drums, but at least the pBuzz is a great start.
Admittedly, when I got the pBuzz out of the package and put on the mouth piece I tried it out myself before handing over to the kids. I couldn’t get it to work. I blew into the horn and nothing. Alex told me it was his turn so I handed it over and he put his mouth up to it, blew, and voila, there was sound. Kids have a knack for figuring things out faster than us adults. I thought I was pretty smart, but today my son out smarted me.
WMG provided St. Louis Dad with this product in exchange for an honest review. Check out WMG’s pBuzz for more information and be sure to follow them on social media for even more awesomeness!