• What is the best way to learn music?

    What is the best way to learn music?

    How should beginners to music theory start learning? There isn't any one right way to learn music. But we would always advise you to start at the beginning! And start at the right time. The best age for a child to begin learning music is between the ages of 5 and 9, but starting earlier can be even better. With Soundbops, you can start...
  • 8 ideas to teach music at home

    8 ideas to teach music at home

    How to make music part of your child's life You don't need to be a musical expert or a teacher to start teaching your children about music at home. You don't even need to spend a fortune. You can easily use some of these ideas, and make your own instruments, or buy inexpensive toy instruments. With Soundbops, you get a complete series of lessons...
  • What IS perfect pitch?

    What IS perfect pitch?

    Perfect Pitch, more properly known as Absolute Pitch, is the ability to identify a note just by hearing it. Relative pitch, the skill of recognising one note in relation to another, is very common, but absolute pitch is only found in one in 10,000 people.  People with absolute pitch can name a note instantly, the same way most people can name a colour. Mozart...
  • How can I tell when my child is ready for an instrument?

    How can I tell when my child is ready for an instrument?

    Is it ever ‘too soon’ for a child to start learning a musical instrument? You’ll know from reading our previous blog posts that learning music from an early age can have a profound effect on a child’s development across the board. So, is it ever too soon for a child to learn a musical instrument? In short, yes. Most musical instruments require strong fine...
  • We're featured in The Independent Gift Guide

    We're featured in The Independent Gift Guide

    And they say lovely things about us here. "Selecting a toy for your child is no easy feat; you want something imaginative, inspiring to look at, educational and creative, built to last, and something that can be passed on, or dare we say it, even shared with siblings. We also believe that a good toy shouldn’t be a five-minute wonder, it should be cherished...
  • We've been nominated for Design of the Year!

    We've been nominated for Design of the Year!

    Soundbops has been nominated for the prestigious Beazley Designs of the Year 2020, among what curator Emily King describes as “the most innovative designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design, as nominated by the public and design experts from around the world. Founder Michael Tougher says: “We are honoured and humbled to be one of the design success stories of 2020....
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