Soundbops logoSoundbops is the only musical instrument designed for children, giving young people the ability to build a musical future. Combined with music education course and unique step by step music notation, Soundbops provides the easiest and most engaging way to teach children music.

The Soundbops technology was created by Spark and Rocket was founded by Michael Tougher, an award winning designer and musician. Michael was taught music by his dad when he was young, and the product was borne out of his desire for every child to have joy of music that he did. 

The patent pending instrument has individual music note building blocks making it easy for children to explore, play and learn music, and Soundbops is also unique in the market by having a license for popular songs.

CEO Michael Tougher said; “After our successful production, sales, and excellent reviews, this investment enables us to continue our growth both in the UK and internationally. We are also thrilled to announce that Soundbops notation will now include popular songs from Elton John, The Beatles, Justin Bieber and many more.”

How Gabriel Helped Spark & Rocket

  • Contribution to total investment in the business of £190K
  • Support and coaching throughout the pitching process
  • Continued support throughout the business growth process
  • Added a mentor to the business, Michael Pagliari who has been assisting since 2019

Due to the investment and continued support from Gabriel, as well as Scottish Enterprise and the Strathclyde Inspire Investment Fund, Spark & Rocket are now actively looking to expand their user market with more international countries, and grow their educational courses.

Soundbops by Spark & Rocket



At Gabriel, we believe that Soundbops can allow music to be accessible to a much wider audience and ensure that more enjoy early exposure to musical instruments, hopefully giving them a positive experience from a much earlier age”.

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