Sax hire = £10pm    HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY AN INSTRUMENT?  Why not give it a go for 3 months for just £10pm  - no obligation to buy.                               

Clarinet hire = £7pm                                         FREE ONE HOUR LESSON!   No obligation to hire or buy, just come and give it a go!

Flute hire = £7pm                               

New Trumpet  hire = £7pm             We are the only firm in the UK that discounts ALL of the 12 monthly rental payments towards the price of either the instrument that you 

New Cornet hire = £7pm                   hire or a different one.  This is ideal if your child is too small to start with an alto sax, they can start on an Alphasax and change

 Trombone hire = £7pm                   to an alto when they have grown an inch!  This also allows you to hire a student instrument for £7 - £10pm with the option to 

 Eb tenor horn hire = £15pm      upgrade to a Yamaha or other pro model on purchase.  You can start on an alto sax and change to a tenor etc.    Ask other firms if they offer this!!       

Euphonium hire = £19pm  (4 valve compensating)

Yamaha oboe hire = £19pm,  

new Yamaha Tuba = £69pm    

VAT free purchase for children under 18 (AIPS scheme) - please see red text below                                                                                                                                                           

Flexible rental periods.  Rental is deducted from the price if purchased.  Free one hour saxophone or clarinet lesson included.  If you can't travel to me for the lesson, I can arrange home delivery for £9 and I will send a gift voucher for the one hour lesson which can be used at any time during the hire term.

This is me with my tenor saxophone!    Please feel free to call me if you would like to discuss your requirements.  Thanks Richard 07484 885 619 (9am - 9pm, 7 days)

My aim is to get as many people to enjoy playing the saxophone and clarinet etc as possible!  Whether you are a complete beginner or wish to upgrade, please call me to discuss your requirements.

If you can travel to me, I offer a free one hour saxophone or clarinet lesson to help you get started.  I will customise the lesson to your requirements.  You will have "one to one" time to try the instruments in a relaxed, friendly environment.   Don't worry if you have never played an instrument before.  Most people who come for the lesson have never played an instrument before and can't read music. 

Which saxophone should I start with?

If you are a beginner to music and plan to play on your own for pleasure, I recommend the Esprit alto sax for £10 per month to hire.

   

These are 

supplied to me by Trevor James who have been making saxophones for over 30 years and are set-up in their Kent workshops. 

 However, if your aim is to play with others in bands etc or you have played an instrument before, you may wish to consider the Yamaha YAS-280 alto for £19 per month as the tuning is better.  

You would only need to upgrade from this if you start pIaying professionally.  The hire scheme is completely flexible.  Many beginners start with an Esprit for £10pm to keep the cost down and upgrade to a Yamaha on purchase.  The rental paid on the Esprit would count towards the price of this (or if you change to a tenor sax, flute, clarinet, cornet, trumpet or trombone of a higher value).

 

I also offer the following accessories for hire £1pm each (or any 3 rent free with a new Esprit alto for £15pm).   All rental paid during the hire term is deducted from the price of the instrument if you do decide to buy (even if you change to another instrument of a higher value).  There is no obligation to buy at any time, just give it a go!  


The accessory pack includes everything you need to get started:-

 

1. Tuition book with play along CD;

2. Saxophone stand (you will play it more if it is out ready to play!)

3. Padded neck strap (makes the sax feel 50% lighter);

4.  Harness which is ideal for children under 10 as it transfers the weight of the sax from the neck to shoulders;

5.  Music stand (helps posture when reading from the tutor book) or a metronome /tuner;

6.  Additional mouthpiece, ligature and cap (ideal if you plan to share the instrument).

PRICE MATCH: I guarantee to offer the cheapest price for new Yamaha, Yanagisawa and Trevor James instruments in the UK.  If you can find one cheaper from an authorised UK dealer (with the full guarantee) I will beat the price or add some free accessories.  This includes payment terms over 12 months!  All instruments purchased from me come with the option to sell it back to me for a guaranteed price (from £10 per month depreciation).

 

Why hire or buy from me?


I am a clarinet and saxophone teacher and specialise in the instruments I know about.  I have brass experts (Hazel and Helen) to advise you on brass instruments.

I offer a free one hour trial lesson with no obligation to buy or hire or free home delivery.

I check and play every instrument (using my own mouthpiece) to ensure that it is perfectly set up.  Ask other suppliers if they take the time to remove the manufacturers corks and play every note on the instrument before sale! 

 

I started playing the clarinet when I was a child and the saxophone soon after.  I enjoy playing both instruments in many bands, including Concert and Big Bands.  Since 1990 I have been the Musical Director of the Southlake Concert Band.  

My students range in age from 6 to 88, and I run quartet groups for various abilities and ages.  I initially started hiring instruments to my students because many of them were having trouble finding hire agreements that were both flexible and affordable. 

In 1996 I decided to offer instrument hire on a wider basis. The minimum period of hire is just 3 months (I offer a special weekly rate for some pro level instruments) you may then either return the instrument or continue to hire it on a monthly basis for up to 12 months.  All 12 rental payments (and the deposit) are deducted from the purchase price if you buy the instrument (even if you change to another instrument of a higher value).  This allows you to hire a cheaper instrument with the option to upgrade to a better quality instrument such as a Yamaha later. You may also change from alto to tenor/soprano, clarinet, oboe or flute etc.

 SAVE 20% -   VAT FREE SCHEME 
 If you hire an instrument for a child under 18 in full time education and decide to buy the instrument at the end of the hire term, you can buy 

 it VAT free saving 20%.   I will refund the rental paid once I receive the payment from the school.  This ensures that you receive the full value 

VAT free, not just  the balance to buy.  This would save over £140 on a new Yamaha YAS-280 alto saxophone and over £1500 on a Selmer 

bass clarinet.  Please feel free to call me  to discuss this further.  Thanks Richard 07484 885 619                                   

                                  

I have over 100 instruments in stock including the full range of Yamaha, Yanagisawa and Trevor James saxes and some Selmer, Windcraft, Earlham and Jupiters. I offer three options:-

1. Hire with the option to buy

Ideal if you are a beginner wishing to try the sax before buying one.  There is no obligation to buy, just try it for 3 months.  You can then either return it or continue to hire it on a monthly basis for up to 12 months.  There is no obligation to buy at any time but if you do, all 12 months rental payments would count towards the purchase price (even if you change to another instrument of a higher value).  You can try up to 4 different instruments over the 12 month hire term (if you upgrade to a Yamaha or change to a flute, clarinet or oboe etc).

 

2.  Buy outright with the option to sell it back to me

This option comes with a £50 discount on the purchase price and the option to sell it back to me for the same price less a set amount depreciation from £10pm for the Esprit  (eg new Esprit alto sax is £449 with the option to sell it back to me for £449 less £10pm depreciation (eg £419 refund within 3 months, £409 within 4 months etc).  There is a minimum of 3 months but no maximum term.  
 
3. Hire purchase over 10 monthly payments

I guarantee to be the cheapest UK supplier of new Yamaha, Yanagisawa, Trevor James and Selmer instruments so please ask  me for a quote.  If the instrument you are looking for is not listed below, please contact me as I can order most instruments within 2 days.


Alto Saxophones

These are the most popular alto saxes that are hired from me:-

1. Ex demo Trevor James Esprit alto saxophone with Yamaha 4c mouthpiece

Option 1:  hire for £10pm with the option to buy for £269 after the 12 month hire term (£449 - £60 deposit - 12 x £10 rental payments) or spread this over 12 further monthly payments of £26;

Option 2: buy outright for £399 with the option to sell it back to me for £399 less £10pm depreciation (eg a refund or £369 within 3 months, £359 within 4 months, £349 within 5 months etc);

Option 3: spread the cost over 10 monthly payments of £40 (total paid = £400);


2. New Trevor James Esprit with Yamaha 4c mouthpiece and 3 free accessories

Option 1:  hire for £15pm with the option to buy for £259 after the 12 month hire term (£499 - £60 deposit - 12 x £15 rental payments) or spread this over 12 further monthly payments of £25;

Option 2: buy outright for £449 with the option to sell it back to me for £449 less £10pm depreciation (eg a refund or £419 within 3 months, £409 within 4 months, £399 within 5 months etc);

Option 3: spread the cost over 10 monthly payments of £49 (total paid = £490), no deposit required;


Other altos in stock:

Ex demo (mint condition) Yamaha YAS-280 alto saxophone = £19 per month to hire - in stock 

New Yamaha YAS-280 alto saxophone = £24 per month to hire - in stock 

Ex rental Trevor James Alphasax in stock = £15 per month to hire (ideal for smaller children) - in stock

New Trevor James Alphasax = £19 per month to hire (ideal for smaller children) choose from gold,  black and gold or baby pink! - in stock

Ex demo (mint) Earlham pro II alto saxophone =  £19 per month to hire - in stock

New Trevor James Classic II in gold lacquer for £19 per month to hire - in stock

New Trevor James Classic II in black, black and gold, black and silver or shocking baby pink for £24 per month to hire - in stock

New Earlham pro II alto saxophone =  £24 per month to hire - in stock

New Antigua Winds AS3100 LQ = £25pm / £645 to buy - in stock

New Trevor James Horn 88 alto saxophone in stunning matt bronze finish = £29 per month - in stock

New Trevor James Horn Revolution II limited edition in black with sterling silver neck  = £49pm- in stock

New Trevor James signature custom RAW - stunning unlacquered finish = £59pm to hire - in stock

New Trevor James signature custom RAW XS - stunning unlacquered finish = £69pm to hire - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) Yamaha YAS-280 alto saxophone = £19 per month to hire - in stock

New Yamaha YAS-280 alto saxophone = £24 per month to hire - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) Yamaha YAS-280s (silver plated) alto saxophone = £29 per month to hire - in stock

New Yamaha YAS-280s (silver plated) alto saxophone = £39 per month to hire - in stock

New intermediate Yamaha YAS-480 =  £49 per month to hire - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) intermediate Yamaha YAS-480s (silver plated) =  £49 per month to hire - in stock

New intermediate Yamaha YAS-480s (silver plated) =  £59 per month to hire - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) professional Yamaha YAS-62 02  =  £49 per month to hire - in stock

New professional Yamaha YAS-62 02  =  £59 per month to hire - in stock

New professional Yamaha YAS-62s 02 (silver plated) =  £69 per month to hire - in stock

New professional Yamaha YAS-62gs 02 (limited edition, ONLY ONE LEFT! - stunning silver plated body with gold lacquer keys) =  £64 per month to hire  - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) custom professional Yamaha YAS-82z = £59 per month to hire - in stock

New custom professional Yamaha YAS-82z = £69 per month to hire - in stock

New custom professional Yamaha YAS-82zs (silver plated)  = £79 per month to hire - in stock

New custom professional Yamaha YAS-82zb (black and gold)  =  £79 per month to hire  - in stock

New custom professional Yamaha YAS-82zul (unlacquered)  = £79 per month to hire - in stock

3 month old professional Yamaha YAS-875ex = £59 per month to hire - in stock

New custom professional Yamaha YAS-875ex = £69 per month to hire - in stock

New custom professional Yamaha YAS-875exs (silver plated) = £79 per month to hire - in stock

New custom professional Yamaha YAS-875exb (black and gold) = £79 per month to hire 


Ex demo (mint condition) Yanagisawa A901 = £49 per month to hire - in stock

Ex demo (almost mint condition) Yanagisawa A901b (stunning black body with gold key work) = £59 per month to hire to hire (on offer from £79pm) - in stock

New Yanagisawa AW01 (replaced A901) = £59 per month to hire - in stock

New Yanagisawa AW01u (unlacquered) (replaced A901u) = £79 per month to hire - in stock

New Yanagisawa A901s (silver plated) = £89 per month to hire to hire - in stock

New Yanagisawa AW01s (silver plated) (replaced the A901s) = £99 per month to hire - in stock

New Yanagisawa A991s (silver plated) = £89 per month to hire - in stock

New Yanagisawa AW010 (replaced the A991) = £99 per month to hire - in stock

New Yanagisawa AW010u (unlacquered) (replaced the A991u) = £99 per month to hire - in stock

New Yanagisawa AW010s (silver plated) (replaced the A991s) = £109 per month to hire  - in stock

New Yanagisawa AW02 bronze (replaced the A992) = £99 per month to hire - in stock

New Yanagisawa AW020 bronze (replaced the A992) = £109 per month to hire - in stock

Ex rental vintage Selmer 22 = £59pm (94 year old and plays as new)

New Selmer Seles = £69pm - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) Selmer Reference 54 in honey gold = £149 per month to hire - in stock

New Selmer Reference 54 in honey gold = £199 per month to hire - in stock



Tenor Saxophones

These are the most popular tenor saxes hired from me:

Ex demo Jupiter / Esprit / Bauhaus tenor = £20 per month to hire - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) student Yamaha YTS-280 tenor = £29 per month  - in stock

New student Yamaha YTS-280 tenor = £39 per month to hire - in stock


Other tenor saxes in stock:

New Trevor James Classic ii tenor saxophone = £29pm choose from Gold lacquer, matt black or silver plated finish - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) student Yamaha YTS-280 tenor = £29 per month  - in stock

New student Yamaha YTS-280 tenor = £39 per month to hire - in stock

New Trevor James  Horn 88 in stunning matt bronze = £39pm - in stock

New Trevor James SR = £49 per month to hire - in stock

New Trevor James signature custom RAW - stunning unlacquered finish = £69pm to hire - in stock

New Trevor James signature custom RAW XS - stunning unlacquered finish = £79pm to hire - in stock


New intermediate Yamaha YTS-480 tenor = £49 per month to hire - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) professional Yamaha YTS-62 02  = £49 per month to hire - in stock

New professional Yamaha YTS-62 02 = £59 per month to hire - in stock

New professional Yamaha YTS-62s 02 (silver plated)  = £69 per month to hire - in stock

Ex demo (mint) custom professional Yamaha YTS-875ex (pre 2013 model with G3 crook) = £69 per month to hire - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) custom professional Yamaha YTS-82z 02 (latest model with V1 crook) = £79 per month to hire  - in stock

New custom professional Yamaha YTS-82zul 02 (unlacquered)  (latest model with V1 crook) = £89 per month to hire - in stock

New custom professional Yamaha YTS-875ex 02 (latest model with E1 crook) = £89 per month to hire  - in stock

Ex demo (mint) custom professional Yamaha YTS-875exb (back and gold) (pre 2013 model with G3 crook) = £89 per month to hire - in stock

New custom professional Yamaha YTS-875exb 02 (latest model with E1 crook) = £99 per month to hire  - in stock

Ex demo (mint) custom professional Yamaha YTS-875exs (silver plated) (pre 2013 model with G3 crook) = £89 per month to hire - in stock

New custom professional Yamaha YTS-875exs 02 (latest model with E1 crook) = £99 per month to hire - in stock


New Yanagisawa TW01 = £59 per month to hire (new version of T901) on offer from £79pm - in stock

New Yanagisawa TW01u (unlacquered) = £89 per month to hire (new version of T901u)

New Yanagisawa TW010= £99 per month to hire (new version of T991) - in stock

New Yanagisawa TW010u (unlacquered) = £99 per month to hire (new version of T991u) - in stock

New Yanagisawa TW020 = £99pm (new version of T992) - in stock

New Yanagisawa TW020pg (pink gold) = £319 per month to hire  - in stock

New Yanagisawa T901s (silver plated) = £99 per month to hire - in stock

New Yanagisawa T902 bronze= £99 per month to hire - in stock

New Yanagisawa T991s (silver plated) = £109 per month to hire - in stock


 Ex demo (mint condition) Selmer SA80 series ii = £89 per month to hire - in stock

Ex rental Selmer reference 36  = £99 per month to hire - in stock

New Selmer series III 125th anniversary edition = £149 per month to hire - in stock

New Selmer reference 54L  = £199 per month to hire - in stock



Curved Soprano Saxophones (ideal for children too small to play an Alphasax or alto sax)

Ex demo (mint condition) Trevor James Artemis soprano (curved to look like an alto sax) saxophone =  £15 per month to hire - in stock

New Trevor James Artemis soprano (curved to look like an alto sax) saxophone =  £19 per month to hire - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) Bauhaus SSS-Y (curved to look like an alto sax) saxophone =  £24 per month to hire - in stock

Ex rental Trevor James Horn Revolution ii soprano (curved to look like an alto sax) saxophone =  £29 per month to hire - available from 15.10.17


Straight Soprano Saxophones

Ex demo (mint condition) Earlham = £20 per month to hire - in stock

New Earlham = £25 per month to hire - in stock

New Bauhaus = £27 per month to hire - in stock

New Trevor James Horn Classic = £29 per month to hire (choose from gold or matt black) - in stock

New Trevor James Horn Revolution II = £34pm to hire (choose from gold lacquer or matt black) - in stock

New Trevor James Horn 88 = £39pm to hire  - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) Yamaha YSS-475ii soprano = £39 per month to hire - in stock

New Yamaha YSS-475ii soprano = £49 per month to hire - in stock

New Yamaha YSS-475sii (silver plated) soprano = £59 per month to hire - in stock


Ex demo (min condition) Yanagisawa S901s (silver plated) soprano = £59 per month to hire  - in stock

New Yanagisawa SW01 = £69 per month to hire  - in stock

New Yanagisawa SW010 = £79 per month to hire - on order, due in on 30.09.17

New Yanagisawa SW02 = £89 per month to hire - on order, due in on 30.09.17

New Yanagisawa S992 bronze = £99 per month to hire - in stock


Sopranino saxophone

New Bauhaus SOP-PD action improved deluxe bronze = £29 per month to hire - in stock



Baritone  Saxophones

Ex rental Bauhaus  = £89 pm - in stock

Ex rental Yamaha YBS-32e  = £99 pm - in stock

Ex demo (almost mint condition, just some very light scratches) Yamaha YBS-32e  = £159 pm - in stock

New Yamaha YBS-32e  = £169 pm - in stock

New Yamaha YBS-32se (silver plated)  = £169 pm - in stock

New Yamaha YBS-62e = £169 pm - in stock

New Yamaha YBS-62se (silver plated) = £179 pm - in stock


Ex rental Yanagisawa B901 = £109pm - in stock

New Yanagisawa B901 = £159pm - in stock

Ex rental Yanagisawa B991 = £159pm - in stock

New Yanagisawa B991 = £189pm - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) Yanagisawa B992 = £199pm - in stock

New Yanagisawa B992 = £249pm - in stock


New Selmer series iii = £299pm -  in stock



Clarinets

ABS resin (plastic) Student
Ex demo (mint condition) Esprit clarinet = £7 per month to hire - in stock
New Esprit clarinet = £10 per month to hire - in stock
ex rental Buffet B12 = £10 per month to hire - in stock
ex demo (mint condition) Buffet B12 = £15 per month to hire - in stock
New Buffet B12 = £19 per month to hire - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) student Yamaha YCL-255 clarinet = £14 per month to hire - in stock

New student Yamaha YCL-255 clarinet = £19 per month to hire - in stock


wooden intermediate/pro clarinets

Ex rental wooden Buffet E11 = £29pm - in stock

Ex rental wooden Buffet E13 = £39pm - in stock
Ex demo (mint condition) wooden Buffet E13 = £49pm - in stock
New wooden Buffet E13 = £59pm
Ex demo (mint condition) wooden pro Buffet RC/R13 = £69pm - in stock
Ex demo (mint condition) wooden Yamaha YCL-450s clarinet = £29 per month to hire - in stock
New wooden Yamaha YCL-450s clarinet = £34 per month to hire - in stock
New wooden Yamaha YCL-650s clarinet = £39 per month to hire - in stock

Ex rental wooden Selmer = £59pm - in stock

New Selmer Arthea = £149 per month to hire - in stock



"A" Clarinets (wooden pro models)
 
New Yamaha CX "A" = £49 per month to hire - in stock
Ex demo (mint condition) Buffet R13 prestige  "A" = £99pm -  in stock

New Selmer Recital "A" clarinet = £199 per month to hire - in stock
New Selmer Signature "A" clarinet = £199 per month to hire - in stock

 
Bass Clarinets

New Yamaha YCL-221 (down to low E flat) = £129 per month to hire - in stock

Ex demo Yamaha YCL-622ii (down to low C) = £249 per month to hire - in stock

New Yamaha YCL-622ii (down to low C) = £299 per month to hire - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) Selmer Privilege (down to low C) =  £299 per month to hire - in stock

3 month old wooden Selmer privilege (down to low E flat) =  £249 per month to hire - in stock 


E Flat Clarinet

New wooden Selmer Recital E flat clarinet = £199 per month to hire - in stock


Flutes

Ex demo (mint condition) Vivace = £7pm - in stock
New Trevor James 10x = £12pm - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition)  student Yamaha YFL-211 flute = £15pm - in stock
New student Yamaha YFL-212 flute = £19pm - in stock

Ex rental (mint) intermediate Boosey and Hawkes Emperor £29pm - in stock
New intermediate Yamaha YFL-311 ID flute = £39 per month to hire - in stock
New professional Yamaha YFL-411 flute = £49 per month to hire - in stock
Ex demo Selmer open hole flute with low b foot joint = £49pm to hire - in stock
New professional Yamaha YFL-677h open hole flute with low b foot joint = £99pm to hire - in stock

Flutes with both straight and curved head joint (ideal for smaller children)Ex rental Jupiter with both a straight and curved head = £12 per month to hire - in stock
New Vivace with both a straight and curved head = £10 per month to hire - in stock
New Trevor James 10x with both a straight and curved head = £19 per month to hire - in stock
Ex demo (mint condition) Yamaha YFL-211u with both straight and curved head = £19 per month to hire - in stock
New Yamaha YFL-212u with both straight and curved head = £24 per month to hire - in stock

Oboes

ex demo (mint condition) student Yamaha YOB-241b oboe = £19 per month to hire - in stock
New student Yamaha YOB-241b oboe  £29 per month to hire - in stock
 Ex demo (mint condition) wooden intermediate Buffet £44pm - in stock


Trumpet

New Artemis trumpet = £7pm - in stock
Ex demo (mint condition) Yamaha YTR-2330 = £10pm - in stock
Ex demo (mint condition) Yamaha YTR-2330s (silver plated) = £12pm - in stock
New Yamaha YTR-2330 = £12pm - in stock
New Yamaha YTR-2330s (silver plated)  = £14pm - in stock
New Yamaha YTR-3335 = £18pm - in stock
New Yamaha YTR-3335s (silver plated) = £19pm - in stock
New Yamaha YTR-4335 = £24pm - in stock
New Yamaha YTR-4335s (silver plated) = £25pm - in stock

Cornet

New Artemis cornet = £7pm - in stockmo Yamaha YCR-2330 cornet = £10 per month to hire 

New Yamaha YCR-2330iii cornet = £15 per month to hire - in stock
New Yamaha YCR-2330siii silver plated cornet = £17 per month to hire - in stock


Eb Tenor Horn

New Rosetti tenor horn = 15pm to hire 
New Yamaha YAH-203 tenor horn = £24pm to hire


Trombone

ex demo (mint) Jupiter trombone = £7pm to hire - in stock
New Artemis trombone = 10pm to hire - in stock
New Yamaha YSL-354ecn trombone = £19pm to hire - in stock
New Yamaha YSL-445gecn trombone = £29pm to hire - in stock

New Yamaha YSL-620 Bb / F trombone = £49pm to hire - in stock 

New Yamaha YBL-620GE bass trombone = £79pm to hire - in stock


Euphonium
Ex demo (mint condition) Rosetti series 7 compensated 4 valve = 19pm to hire - in stock
New Rosetti series 7 compensated 4 valve = 24pm to hire - in stock
New Yamaha YEP-201  3 valve = £39pm 

Tuba

New Yamaha YEB-201  3 valve = £69pm 

If the instrument you are interested in is not listed, please call us as we can get most Yamaha instruments within 2 days.