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London Flute Rental

London Flute Rental Services

If you’re interested in starting to learn the Flute, but the idea of a long-term commitment isn’t ideal, one of the best ways to begin is with a rented instrument. A rented Flute will enable you to try and use a high quality instrument without the upfront costs of an outright purchase.

The London Music Co Flute Rental scheme is here to provide you with an instrument that not only meets the approval of your teacher, but one that has been set up to be easier to play for the starting student.

An all-inclusive service at a reasonable monthly cost, our fully insured and completely paperless Flute rental service can be quickly set up remotely or in-person. Flutes can even 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.

Don’t hesitate to 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 flute teachers and provide everything you need to get started.

With one of our London Flute Rental Instruments, you can be guaranteed to have the best possible experience of your first music lesson.

Kinder to the environment

Our 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 as kind as possible to our environment.

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

Collection

An special delivery service is available for £11 if you are based in London. If chosen, one of our staff members will deliver your chosen Flute 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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London Music Co – Jupiter JFL 511 Flute

Jupiter JFL 511

£20/month

This is an ideal starter instrument and has won multiple awards. It’s free-blowing and comes fitted with a high-quality head-joint, and innovatively designed lip plate to make it easier to form the correct embouchure.

The materials used in the set up also give it a smooth and silent action.

Suitable for Grades 1-5

Curved Mouthpiece Option

Rent the Jupiter JFL 511
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London Music Co – Trevor James 10X Flute

Trevor James 10X

£22/month

Affordable and accessible, with a pleasing feel, particularly for beginner players.

Patented shaped lip-plate, making it slightly easier for beginners to play. We’d recommend the Trevor James 10X for players at grades 1-6. This flute is built with a split-E mechanism.

Suitable for Grades 1-6

Curved Mouthpiece Option

Rent the Trevor James 10X
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London Music Co – Yamaha 211 Flute

Yamaha 211

£26/month

The Yamaha 211 flute has been a teachers favourite for decades, and with good reason. Its bright tone and sophisticated manufacturing mean it performs above and beyond competitors for the price.

Suitable for Grades 1-6

Rent the Yamaha 211
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London Music Co – Jupiter JFL 511 Flute
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London Music Co – Trevor James 10X Flute
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London Music Co – Yamaha 211 Flute

Jupiter JFL 511

£20/month

This is an ideal starter instrument and has won multiple awards. It’s free-blowing and comes fitted with a high-quality head-joint, and innovatively designed lip plate to make it easier to form the correct embouchure.

The materials used in the set up also give it a smooth and silent action.

Trevor James 10X

£22/month

Affordable and accessible, with a pleasing feel, particularly for beginner players.

Patented shaped lip-plate, making it slightly easier for beginners to play. We’d recommend the Trevor James 10X for players at grades 1-6. This flute is built with a split-E mechanism.

Yamaha 211

£26/month

The Yamaha 211 flute has been a teachers favourite for decades, and with good reason. Its bright tone and sophisticated manufacturing mean it performs above and beyond competitors for the price.

Suitable for Grades 1-5

Curved Mouthpiece Option

Rent the Jupiter JFL 511

Suitable for Grades 1-6

Curved Mouthpiece Option

Rent the Trevor James 10X

Suitable for Grades 1-6

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Rent the Yamaha 211

Each of our rental flutes are supplied with the following items:

  • Silver polish cloths
  • Flute mop
  • Padded case cover
  • Hard inner case

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.

Jeffrey Khaner is their principal flautist, hear him talk about why he loves the flute, how he started out and what it takes to play at the instrument highest level.

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two flutes on sheet music

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Rental vs. Purchase

    Renting a Flute gives you the benefit of having 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.

    If you’d like to know more, ask us a question here.

  • What are the costs of renting a Flute?

    Our London Flute 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 Flute for me?

    We normally recommend seeking the advice of the teacher whom you’ll be taken lessons with, to ensure that a good choice is made, however, you should always consider the following when choosing a Flute; Instrument Weight, and Budget.

    Also be aware that we also offer rental on flutes fitted with a Curved Head Joint, this makes it easier for younger students (typically under the age of 8 years old) to hold the instrument comfortably. You can request a Curved Head Joint when you fill out the online rental form.

    We’re happy to provide assistance with your decision on which Flute to rent, please get in touch with us.

  • Are your rental Flutes 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 Flute 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.