Sax hire = £10pm              

Clarinet hire = £10pm       

Flute hire = £10pm           

Trumpet  hire = £10pm  

Cornet hire = £10pm                                  

Trombone hire = £10pm                                                    

Oboe hire = £25pm                                                                                                                                                  

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

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.


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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Antigua Winds AS3100 LQ = £25pm / £645 to buy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New intermediate Yamaha YAS-480s (silver plated) =  £54 per month to hire

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

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

New professional Yamaha YAS-62s 02 (silver plated) =  £64 per month to hire 

New professional Yamaha YAS-62gs 02 (limited edition - silver plated body with gold lacquer keys) =  £64 per month to hire 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Yanagisawa AW020pg (pink gold) = £299 per month to hire 

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

New Selmer Seles = £69pm

New Selmer Reference 54 in honey gold = £99 per month to hire

Ex demo (mint condition) Selmer Reference 54M (vintage / antique finish) = £99 per month to hire (special weekly rate available)

New Selmer Reference 54M (vintage / antique finish) = £119 per month to hire


Tenor Saxophones

These are the most popular tenor saxes hired from me:

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

Ex demo (mint condition) student Yamaha YTS-280 = £29 per month to hire

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

Other tenor saxes in stock:

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

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

New Trevor James SR = £49 per month to hire

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

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


Ex demo (mint condition) student Yamaha YTS-280 = £29 per month to hire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ex demo (mint condition) Yanagisawa T901 = £79pm to hire

New Yanagisawa TW01 = £89 per month to hire (new version of T901)

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)

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

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

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

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

New Yanagisawa T902 bronze= £99 per month to hire

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

New Selmer series III 125th anniversary edition = £129 per month to hire - in stock

New Selmer reference 54L  = £139 per month to hire - in stock

Ex demo (mint condition) Selmer reference 54M ( vintage / antique finish) = £139 per month to hire -in stock

New Selmer reference 54M ( vintage / antique finish) = £179 per month to hire -in stock


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

New Trevor James Artemis soprano (curved to look like an alto sax) saxophone =  £20 per month to hire

Ex rental Trevor James Horn Revolution ii soprano (curved to look like an alto sax) saxophone =  £29 per month to hire - available from 11.05.17


Straight Soprano Saxophones

Ex demo (mint condition Earlham = £20 per month to hire 

New Trevor James Horn Classic = £25 per month to hire (choose from gold or matt black)

New Trevor James Horn Revolution II = £30pm to hire (choose from gold lacquer or matt black)

New Trevor James Horn 88 = £34pm to hire 

Ex demo (mint condition) Yamaha YSS-475ii soprano = £49 per month to hire

New Yamaha YSS-475ii soprano = £59 per month to hire


Ex demo (mint condition) Yanagisawa S901b (black and gold) = £59 per month to hire

New Yanagisawa S901 = £69 per month to hire

new Yanagisawa S902 bronze = £79 per month to hire 

New Yanagisawa S991 = £79 per month to hire

New Yanagisawa S992 bronze = £89 per month to hire

 Ex rental (mint condition) Selmer SA80 series ii = £99 per month to hire (special weekly rate available)


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

Ex demo (almost mint condition, just some very light scratches) Yanagisawa B901 = £139pm - 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
New Esprit clarinet = £10 per month to hire
ex rental Buffet B10 = £12 per month to hire
ex rental Buffet B12 = £15 per month to hire
ex demo (mint condition) Buffet B12 = £17 per month to hire
New Buffet B12 = £19 per month to hire

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


wooden intermediate/pro

Ex rental wooden Buffet E13 = £29pm
Ex demo wooden Buffet E13 = £39pm
New wooden Buffet E13 = £59pm
Ex demo (mint condition) wooden pro Buffet RC/R13 = £69pm

Ex demo (mint condition) wooden Yamaha YCL-450s clarinet = £29 per month to hire
New wooden Yamaha YCL-450s clarinet = £34 per month to hire
New wooden Yamaha YCL-650s clarinet = £39 per month to hire

Ex rental wooden Selmer = £59pm

New Selmer Arthea = £89 per month to hire 

New Selmer privilege = £99 per month to hire
New Selmer Signature = £99 per month to hire


"A" Clarinets (wooden pro models)
 
New Yamaha CX "A" = £49 per month to hire
Ex demo (mint condition) Buffet R13 prestige  "A" = £69pm

New Selmer Odysse "A" clarinet = £89 per month to hire
New Selmer Recital "A" clarinet = £89 per month to hire 
New Selmer Signature "A" clarinet = £99 per month to hire 

 
Bass Clarinets

3 month old Yamaha YCL-221 (down to low E flat) = £99 per month to hire - in stock

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) = £179 per month to hire - in stock

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

3 month old wooden Selmer privilege (down to low E flat) =  £299 per month to hire - in stock 

Ex demo (mint condition) Selmer Privilege (down to low C) =  £349 per month to hire - in stock



E Flat Clarinet

New wooden Selmer Recital E flat clarinet = £99 per month to hire 


Flutes
New Vivace = £10pm
ex demo Jupiter JFL-511 = £10pm
New Trevor James 10x = £15pm
Ex rental student Yamaha YFL-211 flute = £15pm
New student Yamaha YFL-212 flute = £19pm
Ex rental (mint) intermediate Boosey and Hawkes Emperor £29pm
New intermediate Yamaha YFL-311 ID flute = £39 per month to hire
New professional Yamaha YFL-411 flute = £49 per month to hire 
Ex demo Selmer open hole flute with low b foot joint = £49pm to hire
New professional Yamaha YFL-677h open hole flute with low b foot joint = £79pm to hire

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 
New Vivace with both a straight and curved head = £15 per month to hire 
New Trevor James 10x with both a straight and curved head = £19 per month to hire 
Ex rental Yamaha YFL-211u with both straight and curved head = £19 per month to hire 
New Yamaha YFL-211u with both straight and curved head = £25 per month to hire 

Oboes

ex demo (mint condition) student Yamaha YOB-241 oboe = £25 per month to hire
New student Yamaha YOB-241 oboe  £39 per month to hire
 

Trumpet

Ex demo (mint condition) Yamaha YTR-2330s (silver plated) = £10pm / £395 to buy
New Yamaha YTR-2330 = £12pm / £395 to buy
New Yamaha YTR-2330s (silver plated)  = £13pm / £455 to buy
New Yamaha YTR-3335 = £18pm / £485 to buy
New Yamaha YTR-3335s (silver plated) = £19pm / £555 to buy
New Yamaha YTR-4335 = £24pm / £585 to buy
New Yamaha YTR-4335s (silver plated) = £25pm / £635 to buy


Cornet

ex demo Yamaha YCR-2330 cornet = £10 per month to hire 

New Yamaha YCR-2330 cornet = £15 per month to hire 


Trombone

ex demo (mint) Artemis trombone = £10pm to hire
ex demo (mint) Jupiter trombone = £15pm to hire
ex demo (mint) Yamaha YSL-354e trombone = £19pm to hire