Clarinet Hire Uk

Clarinet Hire – Why it makes sense

Clarinet hire is an option that makes sense for a variety of reasons. It may be somebody’s first experience playing the clarinet and the question of whether they will enjoy it or not, or simply not wanting the capital outlay of purchasing a clarinet.

The Dilemma:

You or your child has the chance to have clarinet lessons, but you’re not sure where to start.

For anybody starting out, there is always the question of whether they will enjoy playing the clarinet. They may decide that playing music is great, but want to change from clarinet to another instrument. Or, they may even decide that it’s simply not for them.

There are many brands and model of clarinet available, ranging in price from £70  to the many £1000’s. This can make it feel like a minefield, especially for a complete beginner wanting to trial playing the clarinet.

The choices:

The temptation is to buy the cheapest instrument you can find and see if you or they take to it. But can you imagine learning to drive in a car with sloppy steering, awkward gear change, poor brakes and a seat far to high or low? Not great and no different with an instrument.

Your other choice? Hire a quality, professionally set up clarinet from us.

Things you need to know:

Unfortunately, cheap instruments are difficult to play, almost impossible to tune, sound terrible, and will almost certainly discourage anyone from playing.

There is absolutely no point in having the opportunity to learn the clarinet, paying for lessons, and trying to use an instrument not fit for purpose.

Problem solved:

We only stock high quality clarinets, professionally set up, and delivered with quality clarinet reeds to get you started. The result is a clarinet that is easier to play, sounds better and will help anyone to learn and progress.

If the clarinet turns out not to be the instrument of choice, you can send it back. Or you may wish to try other instruments, for example, the flute or saxophone, it’s no problem, we’ll happily swap it over for you.

We have two goals. First,  to offer quality clarinets that help and encourage anyone to learn. The second is to make clarinet hire as simple and as easy as possible.

The Clarinets We Stock – Hire Today!

We Only Stock High Quality Clarinets

We only stock high quality, serviced instruments and the whole clarinet hire agreement is done online and the clarinet delivered to your door. Every single clarinet is checked, serviced and play tested before it leaves us. If an instrument doesn’t come up to scratch it will not leave us.

The brands we choose are always the best value for money, we have John Packer, Jupiter, Buffet, and Yamaha Clarinets for hire.

Which Clarinet Should You Hire?

To help you decide on which Clarinet to hire we have put together a short ‘choosing your Clarinet‘ guide that will give you an insight into clarinets and help you understand some of the terminology. Above all else we are happy to help with making the decision, just contact us.

What happens to every Clarinet before being despatched to you?

To ensure every Clarinet arrives in perfect working order, and plays perfectly, every clarinet is completely stripped and rebuilt. The video below gives an insight into exactly what happens. If you have any other questions then please contact us, we are more than happy to help.

Clarinet Hire Cost

ClarinetCost
Jupiter JCL631 Clarinet£11 pcm
Buffet B12 Clarinet£13 pcm
Yamaha YCL250 Clarinet£15 pcm
Buffet E11 Clarinet£25 pcm

We think our hire prices are competitive, and the standard of our Clarinets to be very high.

If you have seen it for less, we’ll match it. Just let us know and we’ll do the rest!

Purchasing Your Clarinet

ClarinetPurchase
Jupiter JCL631£169
Buffet B12£249
Yamaha YCL250£299
Buffet E11£399

You can purchase your hire Clarinet. At any point during your agreement you can contact us to arrange the purchase.

All of the payments made, up to a maximum of six months, will contribute towards the purchase price listed below.

Bass Clarinet Hire

Bass clarinet hire can suit for a variety of reasons. For one off events such as concerts & recordings, or needing a replacement while your own instrument is in for repair. You may even simply fancy having a go!

We have tried to make it as easy as possible. Simply choose your dates and checkout and we’ll send the instrument via Parcelforce with all the appropriate packaging and labels for the return journey. Once you are ready to send it back, simply hand it over any Post Office counter!

All our clarinets are checked and played before leaving us, making sure they arrive in perfect condition.

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