The hire scheme is completely flexible. Most beginners start with a student model for £7pm to keep the cost down with the option to upgrade to a Yamaha on purchase. The rental paid on the cheaper instrument would count towards the price of this. If you have a musical background you may prefer to hire a Yamaha from the outset. These are more suitable for playing in bands as the tuning is better.
We also offer the following accessories for hire for £1pm each. 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!
Can I hire other accessories, like a music stand?
Yes, we advise that you hire everything until you are sure that you have found the instrument for you. We offer the following accessories for an extra £1 per month each.
PRICE MATCH: We guarantee to offer the cheapest price for new Yamaha instruments in the UK. If you can find one cheaper from an authorised UK dealer (with the full guarantee) we will beat the price or add some free accessories. This includes payment terms over 12 months! All instruments purchased from us come with the option to sell it back to us for a guaranteed price (from £10 per month depreciation).
The minimum period of hire is just 3 months, 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 trumpet to cornet, trombone or even a saxophone, clarinet, oboe or flute etc.
Yes. We offer three payment options:-
1. Hire with the option to buy
Ideal if you are a beginner wishing to try the instrument 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 us
This option comes with a £50 discount on the purchase price and the option to sell it back to us for the same price less a set amount depreciation, from £10pm. There is a minimum of 3 months but no maximum term.
3. Hire purchase over 12 monthly payments
We guarantee to be the cheapest UK supplier of new Yamaha instruments so please ask us for a quote. If the instrument you are looking for is not listed on our website, please contact us as we can buy in most instruments within 2 days.
Yes. If you are a parent who has a child under 18 in full time education, we can help. Click here for more information.
No, these are all stated clearly on the front page of the rental form, which you can read before you sign anything. An example can be found here.
We ask our customers to recommend their teacher if they like them! We then add them to our teacher's page. If there is not one close enough for you, you could try www.musicteachers.co.uk which is searchable by postcode. Click here for our teachers page.
Most of our instruments can be sent to a mainland UK address for £9. For some heavier items, or those going off-shore / to remote Scottish Highland addresses, please contact us.
We can supply suitable replacement packaging for the cost of the postage ( £9). Just drop us a line to arrange this.
Please see our delivery page for details of how to return your horn safely to us for either an upgrade or deposit refund.
If you have any queries at all, just drop us a line and we will be happy to help!