Beazley Designs of the Year Product


Soundbops is an instrument that enables children to make music by placing, stacking and playing objects that generate notes when attached to an innovative board.

Through interaction, children can easily grasp chords and rhythm, because the system breaks music down into its basic building blocks.

Soundbops was designed to find a new way of writing music using objects containing notes that can be held in a child’s hands. Through free and creative play, it lays the foundations for children to understand and create their own musical sequences.

Designed by Michael Tougher and RPD International.

2020 People's choice

Soundbops was nominated by the public with the Beazley Designs of the Year 2020: Public Nominations.

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