We are one of the largest educational suppliers in the UK. We have vast stocks enabling us to quickly supply anything from a single descant recorder to 100 trumpets - from stock. Our reputation has enabled us to become official suppliers to a number of county music services throughout the UK.
Large educational orders qualify for preferential rates on instruments and accessories.
As specialist suppliers, we don't simply supply an instrument in a box. If you need help with your decision, we have experienced players on site to assist with advice on the application of instruments and accessories in the educational field. We were also involved in the initiation of the assisted instrument purchase scheme which has benefited 10's of 1000's of musicians throughout the UK by enabling the VAT FREE purchase of cheap instruments through the state education system.
Wider Opportunities Initiative
In recent years we have been major supporters of LEA Music Services as they have implemented the Wider Opportunities initiative in schools in England. We have also introduced (or in some cases actually developed) a number of instruments, which are either specifically designed or priced to be appropriate for this exciting development. We now have a JP Educational Range of approaching 40 instruments from piccolo to tuba. In terms of popular student instruments, our student flutes, clarinets, trumpets, cornets and saxophones etc. have all achieved good reputations within the very demanding world of music in schools. Our alto trombone, single Bb French horn and tuba have all added a vast amount to the possibilities for music in the classroom and with younger players. Our oboe and shortreach bassoon have offered a quality and price that were previously unobtainable and we are proud that we are responsible for making these less common instruments more accessible.
Popular instruments for the Wider Opportunities Initiative include the following, which are either used in mixed ensembles or as an individual instrument played en masse.
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Endangered Species initiative
Over the last few years it has become increasingly apparent that the take up of a small number of instruments has been diminishing. These instruments are French horn, tuba, trombone, bassoon, oboe and double bass. We have worked hard to help to deal with this problem by introducing new instruments. Our JP161 'Hornblower' single French horn was purchased in huge numbers by LEA's who were profoundly grateful that a beginner could start on a quality instrument at an accessible price. This has helped to create a whole new generation of French horn players. Our dual system JP181 oboe and JP191 shortreach bassoon are helping to achieve the same thing in the double reed world. Our JP136 alto trombone was introduced at a third of the price of comparable models and has been taken up by teachers who are relieved that they can start trombonists at a younger age on an instrument with all the slide positions from day one. The JP077 tuba is a newer addition to the range and is specifically designed for small players. It is about the same size as an average euphonium with a small and narrow wrap to make it as manageable as possible.
We are always endeavouring to develop new models to make better quality instruments accessible to as many would-be players as we can. Watch this space.
Low-cost Student Instruments
Learn more about our Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme for music education
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