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
Our Oboe’s are reliable student models made by Buffet.
Short-term rental available.
Oboe Rental Sign-Up Form:
All of our rental Oboes are supplied with the following items:
- Cork Grease
- 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.
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.
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?
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?