This is how Soundbops works & why it's unique

96% of parents want their
child to learn to play music.

54% of children struggle with traditional instruments and with reading music.

Soundbops removes those barriers.

This is why
Soundbops
is unique

96% of parents want their
child to learn to play music.

54% of children struggle with
traditional instruments and notation.

Soundbops removes those barriers.

Music is hard. It needn't be

It's hard to teach and hard to learn. Music requires a huge conceptual leap between sounds heard and notes written on paper. It's as hard as learning to read. Made harder still by having to physically find the notes on an instrument.

That's where Soundbops comes in. We believe music should be easy to learn and teach. It should make sense and be fun to learn. This is how we do it:

It's hard to teach and hard to learn. Music requires a huge conceptual leap between sounds heard and notes written on paper. It's as hard as learning to read. Made harder still by having to physically find the notes on an instrument.

And yet. Music is instinctive. Music is innate. Music should be easy - every child responds to music. Every child can sing and dance.

That's where Soundbops comes in. We believe music should be easy to learn and teach. It should make sense and be fun to learn. This is how we do it:

The building block of music

This is the building block of music

This is a bop. Each bop is a different note.

You put the bop on a tower (any tower) on the Soundbops board. Then press the blue button to play that note.

Each bop is the same colour as the corresponding note on the sheet music. So it's easy to see which bops you need to play a tune, and easy to lay them out on the board. And easy to play them in the right order.

You can stack the bops. You've made a chord which will play all the notes simultaneously. Child's play, really.

This is the building block of music

This is a bop. Each bop is a different note.

You put the bop on a tower (any tower) on the Soundbops board. Then press the blue button to play that note.

Each bop is the same colour as the corresponding note on the sheet music. So it's easy to see which bops you need to play a tune, and easy to lay them out on the board. And easy to play them in the right order.

You can stack the bops. You've made a chord which will play all the notes simultaneously. Child's play, really.

Music made hard

Traditional keyboard and sheet music

This is a traditional keyboard and sheet music. It's incredibly hard for a child to connect the idea of the written notes with the keys played. Imagine being confronted with this at 3 years old.

Music made easy

Soundbops and unique sheet music

Here is the Soundbops board with the bops needed for this tune. It's easy to find the bops you'll need and see what notes they produce. This is Soundbops sheet music for beginners. It's easy to see which note belongs to which colour. These are the building blocks of music.

Music made hard

This is a traditional keyboard and sheet music. It's incredibly hard for a child to connect the idea of the written notes with the keys played. Imagine being confronted with this at 3 years of age.

Music made easy

This is the Soundbops board. It's easy to find the bops you need and put them in place. This is Soundbops sheet music for beginners. It's easy to see which note belongs to which colour.



Complex concepts made digestible

A chord on the keyboard

This is a C major chord. It is hard for a small hand to stretch to reach all three keys, and harder still to press them all simultaneously. And it's even harder to relate the written notation to the sound made.

This is a C major chord on the Soundbops instrument. The chord is literally built from the three notes. Easy to understand, easy to do and easy to play. And a complex concept readily grasped.

Complex concepts
made digestible

This is a C major chord. It is hard for a small hand to stretch to reach all three keys, and harder still to press them all simultaneously. And it's even harder to relate the written notation to the sound made.

This is a C major chord on the Soundbops instrument. The chord is literally built from the three notes. Easy to understand, easy to do and easy to play. And a complex concept readily grasped.

Learn to read music

Colours and Bops

Colours and Bops
We begin by linking the colours of the bops with the colours of the notes.

The Treble Clef

The First Clef
We move on to the positions of colours and notes on the stave.

Treble and Bass Clefs

Treble and Bass
Adding in the bass clef, we introduce chords, easy to build with Soundbops.

Full Notation

Full Notation
Finally, we combine all we have learned: we can read and play full musical notation.

Learn to read music

Colours and Bops
We begin by linking the colours of the bops with the colours of the notes.

The First Clef
We move on to the positions of colours and notes on the stave.

Treble and Bass
Adding in the bass clef, we introduce chords, easy to build with Soundbops.

Full Notation
Finally, we combine all we have learned: we can read and play full musical notation.

Here's what Soundbops means to children

Melodie is our unofficial tester and a big Soundbops fan. Here she is, describing how Soundbops works for her. And why it's her favourite instrument.

Here's what Soundbops means to children

Melodie is our unofficial tester and a big Soundbops fan. Here she is, describing how Soundbops works for her. And why it's her favourite musical instrument.


Here's what the media say

Soundbops in The Independent

The best kids’ toys of the year

If you’re looking for something a little livelier, and your child’s a budding rock star, you might want to check out the amazing Soundbops which we included in our round-up of the best toys of 2020.

It’s aimed at three to nine-year-olds and has 10 musical instrument sounds. You can stack the “bops” to make chords and everything comes in a sturdy case to keep it all together.

Our reviewer said this is “a fabulous introduction into the wonderful world of music, parents will also be pleased to know there’s a headphone socket and adjustable volume switch for when jamming sessions reign.”

The Independent, 10th December 2020.


Here's what the media say

The best kids’ toys of the year

If you’re looking for something a little livelier, and your child’s a budding rock star, you might want to check out the amazing Soundbops which we included in our round-up of the best toys of 2020.

It’s aimed at three to nine-year-olds and has 10 musical instrument sounds. You can stack the “bops” to make chords and everything comes in a sturdy case to keep it all together.

Our reviewer said this is “a fabulous introduction into the wonderful world of music, parents will also be pleased to know there’s a headphone socket and adjustable volume switch for when jamming sessions reign.”

The Independent, 10th December 2020.

Start a musical journey

Begin with Soundbops...

Begin with Soundbops...

...learn to read and understand music...

...learn to read and understand music...

...grow into a new instrument

...grow into a new instrument.

Start a musical journey

Begin with Soundbops...

...learn to read and understand music...

...grow into a new instrument.

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