Firstly you may decide to purchase an instrument or you may decide to rent. Either option is fine and there are lots of experts who can advise on the right models to go for. I always advise my pupils to look at the following as the quality is always consistently good.
Flute – Yamaha YFL212UK – Pearl 505
Clarinet – Yamaha YCL255S – Buffet Prodige
Alto Saxophone – Jupiter 500Q – Yamaha YAS280
All the models above are designed for beginners to learn on, so they are free blowing and made as light as possible. When researching saxophone models on line, there were so many different brands to choose from and some are much cheaper! “Should I just buy a cheap instrument to see if I like it?” NO! The problem with some cheaper instruments is the build quality is very poor, or they just don’t play! I have actually had an instrument fall apart in a lesson once! Not the best start! All instruments that come through Dawkes Music are put through our onsite workshop making sure they make your life as easy as possible! Why not ask one of the staff to demonstrate them for you?
Once you have chosen a model, then decide whether to buy new, second hand or perhaps rent. All the options when purchasing from Dawkes have a “get out” card! When purchasing new you get the buy back scheme – so if playing the saxophone isn’t for you then just return it for a guaranteed amount of money back. Or if renting and your three month minimum rental has gone by – simply pop it back into Dawkes.
If you are an adult and would like lessons with My Music – we will provide you with a rental instrument – usually a Yamaha FREE of charge for three months when you take regular lessons. Doesn’t get much better than that! Starting a musical journey should be a fun one, not scary or daunting. SO why not give it a try…