London Oboe Rental Services

If you’re embarking on learning the Oboe, but feel 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 Oboe 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 with the student in mind, meaning it will be easier to play.

Presented at a reasonable monthly cost, our fully insured, and completely paperless London Oboe 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.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at any step of the process, we are happy to help.

Quality Instruments

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

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


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 chosen Oboe to you, introduce you to the instrument and show you how to look after it.

london oboe rental

Oboe Rental


Our Oboe’s are reliable student models made by Buffet.

Short-term rental available.

Oboe Rental Sign-Up Form:

    Collection (free)Delivery (£15) (London only)
    Additional Spare Reed (£16) (hand made in UK)
    Please note that this site uses reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
    Please check your spam/junk folders - we have noticed that some of our emails have been wrongly categorised as spam and we don't want you to miss our responses to you.

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

    • Cork Grease
    • Pull-through
    • 1 Reed, 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.

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

    london oboe rental
    london oboe rental
    london oboe rental

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Rental vs. Purchase

      The major benefit of renting a Oboe 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 2 weeks.

      For more information, please contact us directly.

    • What are the costs of renting an Oboe?

      Our Oboe Rental prices start from £45 per month.

      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 Oboe 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 Oboe; Instrument Weight, Mouthpiece Design and Budget.

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

    • Are your rental Oboes 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 Oboe 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.

    • Can you help me find an Oboe teacher?


      We have an London Oboe Teacher Listing page, or you can contact us directly with your requirements and we’ll try to help you find a teacher that works for you.