Which Instrument?

Swindon Music Co-operative provides tuition on the following instruments, subject to teacher availability:

Instrument FamilyInstruments
WOODWIND Recorder, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Tenoroon, Saxophone
BRASS Trumpet, Cornet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, Baritone, Tenor Horn
STRINGS Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
GUITAR Electric, Bass, Classical, Acoustic
KEYBOARD Electronic Keyboard, Piano
PERCUSSION Drum Kit, Orchestral Percussion

Recommended Starting Ages

When choosing which instrument to learn, the age and size of the pupil needs to be taken into consideration. If you need to seek advice from one of our teachers, please contact our office.
Recommended Age Instruments
7 years old + Violin, Recorder, Keyboard, Piano, Guitar, Drums and Voice
9 years old + Viola, Cello, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Tenoroon,Trumpet, Cornet, Baritone, and Trombone 
11 years old + Bassoon, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, and Saxophone

Instrument Hire

Our advice to parents is not to buy an instrument until their child is absolutely sure that the choice of instrument is right. Until then, hiring an instrument is the most sensible option. It is best to discuss options with the teacher before committing to buy or hire.

Swindon Music Co-operative does not loan instruments. Instruments can be hired at a relatively low cost from Swindon Music Service. For more information see www.swindonmusicservice.org or call 01793 864891. Please note that electronic instruments, guitars and drum kits are not available for hire.

Local instrument suppliers include:
www.briantaylormusic.co.uk (all instruments)
www.holmesmusic.co.uk (all instruments)
www.kempstermusic.co.uk (specialises in guitars)

Online suppliers:
www.normans.co.uk (all instruments)
www.johnpacker.co.uk (woodwind and brass)
www.dawsons.co.uk (all instruments)