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London Clarinet Rental

London Clarinet Rental Services

If you’ve decided to begin learning the Clarinet but are unsure if it will be a long term commitment. One of the best ways to get started is with a rented instrument, where you get to try it out without the upfront costs of buying outright.

With our London Clarinet Rental scheme, you can be assured that you will be getting an instrument that not only meets the approval of your teacher but has been set up to be easier to play for the student.

Presented at a reasonable monthly cost, our fully insured, and completely paperless clarinet rental scheme can be set up remotely or in-person. Instruments can be delivered to your door by one of our experienced representatives via our optional in-person delivery service.

The London Music Co Difference

Local Expertise

Local to the North London area, London Music Co is set up to provide a high level of personal service to all of our customers.

Our staff members are on hand to offer help with selecting an instrument, teacher, booking a delivery or arranging a repair/service in our workshop.

Please contact us at any step of the process, we are happy to help.

Quality Instruments

All of our rental instruments are chosen specifically for their playability and quality sound. They are highly recommended by clarinet teachers and provide everything you need to get started.

With one of our London Clarinet Rental instruments, you will have a rewarding experience during your first music lesson.

Kinder to the environment

Our London Clarinet Rental system is entirely paperless. This means we can do our bit to cut down on waste paper. Our paperless system works in harmony with our instrument refurbishing programme to ensure we are kinder to our environment.

All our rental instruments are sourced second hand where possible and refurbished by our in-house technicians.

Collection

A special delivery service is available for £11-15 if you are based in London. If chosen, one of our staff members will deliver your Clarinet to you, introduce you to the instrument, show you how to look after it and even teach you your first scale! This service is offered in the following boroughs; Haringey, Barnet, Islington, and Camden.

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Jupiter JCL 631 Clarinet

Jupiter JCL 631

£20/month

Our recommended Clarinet model for the beginner on a budget. Reliably made, with smooth moving key-work and an especially lightweight body, making it ideal for the younger beginner.

The Jupiter clarinet is held in high esteem by our workshop staff.

Suitable for Grades 1-3

Rent the Jupiter JCL 631
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Buffet B12 Clarinet

Buffet B12

£22/month

This Clarinet is Buffets best selling student model, it has set the standard for most student instruments on the market. An ergonomic key layout, stylish finish and a more advanced construction give it a balanced easy blowing tone.

We’d recommend this Clarinet to experienced beginner and intermediate level students.

Suitable for Grades 1-3

Rent the Buffet B12
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Yamaha 250 Clarinet

Yamaha 250

£26/month

A firm favourite with clarinet teachers, the Yamaha 250 has a reliable and solid construction as well as being fitted with Yamahas Patented 6C Mouthpiece. This is an instrument ideal for the new learner and intermediate player.

Yamaha 250’s weigh slightly more than the other models we stock, this is something to consider for the younger player.

Suitable for Grades 1-5

Rent the Yamaha 250
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Jupiter JCL 631 Clarinet
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Buffet B12 Clarinet
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Yamaha 250 Clarinet

Jupiter JCL 631

£20/month

Our recommended Clarinet model for the beginner on a budget. Reliably made, with smooth moving key-work and an especially lightweight body, making it ideal for the younger beginner.

The Jupiter clarinet is held in high esteem by our workshop staff.

Buffet B12

£22/month

This Clarinet is Buffets best selling student model, it has set the standard for most student instruments on the market. An ergonomic key layout, stylish finish and a more advanced construction give it a balanced easy blowing tone.

We’d recommend this Clarinet to experienced beginner and intermediate level students.

Yamaha 250

£26/month

A firm favourite with clarinet teachers, the Yamaha 250 has a reliable and solid construction as well as being fitted with Yamahas Patented 6C Mouthpiece. This is an instrument ideal for the new learner and intermediate player.

Yamaha 250’s weigh slightly more than the other models we stock, this is something to consider for the younger player.

Suitable for Grades 1-3

Rent the Jupiter JCL 631

Suitable for Grades 1-3

Rent the Buffet B12

Suitable for Grades 1-5

Rent the Yamaha 250

All of our rental clarinets are supplied with the following items:

  • Cork Grease
  • Pull-through
  • 1 Reed, Case
  • Mouthpiece & Ligature

Each instrument has also undergone a full service and has been professionally cleaned as part of their preparation for joining the rental fleet.

Need some help?

We’re here to help advise you on your choice of instrument for rental.

“The first instrument you play can be the difference between long-term enjoyment and a missed opportunity, our instruments balance ease of play with tonal quality, ensuring they are always inviting you to pick up and play.”

A touch of inspiration from the masters

The All-Star Orchestra is an ensemble comprised of all the top soloists of the major symphony orchestras across the United States. The videos they produce showcase not only performances of some of the best-loved orchestral repertoire but they also give you an intimate behind the scenes look at the life of the orchestral player.

Hear John Manasse, principal clarinetist, talk about his love for the instrument, as well as the role it plays within the orchestra and the different techniques you will learn.

Clarinet player in orchestra
Clarinet Player
clarinet resting on sheet music

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Rental vs. Purchase

    The major benefit of renting a Clarinet is that you have time to try an instrument without the upfront cost of purchasing. Although over longer periods of time, it is certainly more cost-effective to purchase, renting is a hassle-free alternative. An additional benefit is that you get to know the instrument a bit better, which means when it comes time to buy, you can make the most informed decision.

  • What is the minimum term?

    Our regular rental instrument service has a minimum term of 3 months.

    Our short-term rental service has a minimum of 1 week.

    For more information, please contact us directly.

  • What are the costs of renting a Clarinet?

    Our London Clarinet Rental prices start from £20 per month, up to £26 per month, depending on the model chosen.

    A refundable Security Deposit equivalent to 3 months rental is paid in advance.

  • How are rental payments taken?

    All rental payments are taken monthly via the online Direct Debit portal GoCardless.

    Everything is set up as part of our paperless rental sign-up process.

  • What's the right Clarinet for me?

    We normally recommend seeking the advice of the teacher whom you’ll be taken lessons with. Talking with the teacher usually ensures that a good choice is made. There are a number of standard things to consider when choosing a new instrument, such as; the age of the player, the experience of the player, musical interests, budget, sound & tone.

    We’re happy to provide assistance with your decision on which instrument best suits your needs, please get in touch with us.

  • Are your rental Clarinets new or used?

    In an effort to recycle & re-use instruments, the majority of our instruments in our rental fleet are refurbished by our technicians.

    All parts are replaced and the instruments receive a full service to ensure they perform to the same standards, and sometimes even better than the new equivalent.

  • Can I purchase my rented instrument?

    All of our Clarinet Rental Instruments are available on a ‘rent to buy’ scheme, this allows you to deduct the first 3 months of rental payments off the retail price should you wish to purchase your rented instrument.