pBugle gives young learners the chance to experience the joy of making music.
Designed for children, pBugle is a musical toy that delivers the techniques needed to progress to the trumpet.
pBugle is robust yet lightweight, affordable, and backed up by our expert learning resources.
Seriously Simple Fun
pBugle is essentially a trumpet that can develop authentic beginner brass skills, without the complication of learning to play valves. It is pitched in Bb, comes with a 7c mouthpiece and is the ideal starter trumpet.
Ultra Light, Super Strong
pBugle weighs just 500g (0.5 lbs), making it suitable for all young children. It is also designed with our robust ABS. In fact, pBugle is manufactured with antimicrobial additives to help kill harmful bacteria...and it's carbon-neutral and fully recyclable too!
Make Learning Fun
pBugle may be fun but it helps children develop some serious musical skills! And with our free educational resources, parents and educators can give kids everything they need to get started.
The Teaching Toy
Like our beginner brass instrument pBuzz, pBugle is a perfect fit for whole-class instrument learning. It is lightweight, robust, easy to clean and is a great intro instrument for trumpet.
See and hear pBugle!
Regal and red. Simple, stylish, with a sound that soars. All the fun of the fanfare.
Anthony Thompson shows you how to create your first pBugle notes.
Hear pBugle in the classroom!
Kay Charlton introduces the pBugle.
See how simple is it to keep pBugle clean.
How to Buy pBugle
Find pBugle wherever you shop for instruments.
pbugle YOUTUBE REVIEWS
Scottish Brass Teacher Grant Golding Reviews The pBugle
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"There's a big place for this and certainly for me as a brass tutor, I'm going to make sure I've always got one of these sat in my bag. It doesn't take up my room and I'm definitely going to be using it a lot!"
Grant Golding -Trumpet player and educator.
The pBugle Review By Taps Bugler Jari Villanueva
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"It's a brilliant crossover between a toy and a musical instrument: inexpensive, but robust enough for a kid to pick it up and have some fun with it."
Jari Villanueva -Musician, composer and arranger.
pBugle Review by Instrument Designer and Teacher Hugh Rashleigh
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"It really is perfect for real youngsters and real beginners. It's such a logical stepping stone to get the trumpet players early on, to see "can they play, can they do it, can they form some basic technique."
Hugh Rashleigh -Musician, instrument designer, recording engineer and producer.
pBugle is all about having fun and encouraging young children to explore their musical passion.
But as manufacturers of instruments made from ABS plastic, we understand our responsibility to the environment. That's why all of our pInstruments are carbon-neutral and fully recyclable. We also offset any additional carbon through a number of outreach projects that support sustainable causes.
Highlights from the Durham Brass Festival in 2017.
The lowdown on pBugle
What key is pBugle pitched in?
pBugle is pitched in Bb, meaning that notes learnt on pBugle are easily switched to both trumpet and cornet. This key also means that learners have early access to those all-important high notes, aiding their trumpet progression.
What is a bugle?
A bugle is a simple brass instrument, with a wide conical bore. It typically has no valves or methods of altering pitch and is traditionally used in the military for signalling. pBugle builds on this heritage to allow children to practise their embouchure (controlling pitch by buzzing with the lips).
How can kids get started with pBugle?
We have everything from video guides, sheet music, backing tracks and more, to give kids all they need to get started with pBugle.
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