“I work in the SEND education sector and have been using SoundBops with pupils who have severe physical disability. It is honestly been a game changer as it has enabled pupils to be able to independently access and electronic musical instruments and alsohave the potential to perform the same music as their peers using Standard format keyboards.
The learning resources are also excellent and we have been amazed at the engagement that using this new technology has created in our students. The potential that we see in this technology is very far-reaching in terms of enabling pupils with disabilities to be able to access musical creativity and performance in a new way.
We are very much looking forward to using this technology further and are committed to understanding how it will benefit pupils with SEND.”
“I am in love with my Soundbops. It is simple and easy to respond to and immediately I can make music. Music, not noise! Playing a tune I recognised so quickly was a delight. I love the portability too. When using it with the children I feel like the Pied Piper, they all want to join the orchestra!!”
“I previously felt like I'd had a bad experience but I must shine light on how this was handled so professionally and now I have nothing but praise for this amazing teaching tool and the management has exceeded expectations”
“I purchased the complete product for use at home with my 4 year old son. We really enjoy the instrument, it’s a truly unique concept and a perfect introduction to reading music. The books are well written and perfectly targeted at young children. Soundbops customer services have been very attentive post purchase and have always responded to messages promptly.”
“Daughter is 4, she loves her soundbop, it's bright and colourful, easy to learn how to use and she wants to play with it and has maintained interest in it so I'm very impressed and I will be recommending to friends and family.”
“Customer service is first class. I had my2 queries re book and keys answered very efficiently and helpfully. The price is excellent for the product and every child should have one to introduce them to music.”
“We got one this week 😀 and are loving playing around with the board, creating different sounds and working through book 1 🎶 super fast delivery, exceptional quality (we’ve dropped it already 🙄) and the kids the sticker progress chart”
“Having just received my Soundbops Starter kit and knowing full well that my newborn has a couple of years in ahead before she can fully utilise the kit means that I can practice to my heart's content and really become an adept teacher of Soundbops for when she is ready to learn.
All the while I'll be keeping a very close eye on any Soundbopular developments in order to keep up to date with 'bop' culture as I feel that Soundbops will greatly enhance her love for music and for her first foray into musicianship!”
“SoundBops make having music lessons accessible to our family. It is very easy to grab a metronome on the phone and have him figure out the book. We even talk about chords and feelings which will lead to storytelling through music. This wouldn't have even occured to me without this tool. Very excited to continue working with it! EXCELLENT customer service.”
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so glad you're enjoying Book 1.
We have lots more to come in our Soundbops books and you've already beaten us to one of the lessons in Book 3 - Music and Emotions.
So glad you're finding ways to have beneficial discussions through music! Love the picture too.
“The stars are given for the build quality. Because of Covid we have not been able to use it with our grandchildren and we haven’t yet been able to get it to them.
We didn’t buy the starter set - when will we get the rest of the set, please?”
“Six year old with a musical preference for Status Quo and The Monkees immediately produced 'Hot Cross Buns' from the book and was delighted. This has been much more successful that the ukelele she wanted last year or the plastic trumpet of six months ago.”
“Expensive but so worth it! My 5 year old really loves it and can play all the tunes (albeit without the right rhythm!) using the notation in the booklets. He has already started to transfer his knowledge to the piano and match the notes. I have subscribed to the book series and am looking forward to where it takes us. My older child, who plays piano, also enjoys experimenting with creating jazzy chords and transferring his piano pieces to the soundbops. The major benefit of this over other music toys is the ability to create chords and see them visually. I also hope that the colour-matching aspect will help my youngest to learn to read music as we progress through the books.”
Great to hear! The rhythm will come as your 5-year-old goes along - there are books specifically on rhythm a little later on. Fantastic to hear your older child enjoys it too! Wait until the next book comes along - it's all about pitch and it's got some great new tunes!
The Soundbops Team