If you are a beginner to music and plan to play on your own for pleasure, we recommend the Esprit alto sax for £10 per month to hire. They play perfectly well and are an ideal entry-level instrument. Click here to listen to Hazel giving one a blow...
These are supplied to us by Worldwind Music who have been making saxophones for over 30 years and are set up in their Kent workshops. Alternatively, 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. Click here to see our entry level saxes.
You would only need to upgrade from this if you start playing 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).
We also offer the following accessories for hire for £1pm each (or any 3 rent free with a new Esprit alto for £15pm).
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)
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!