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Student Model Instruments Starting at $289.99


The Right Choice for Your Student
Don't be fooled by "economy instruments." This guide is to help you ensure that you have the right instrument for you student. The following instruments are a great choice for beginner players of any age. A popular choice for many schools and music services, a high durability and good performance instrument is key to a students success.
Not sure which instrument you want to play?
Picking your first instrument can be tough! There is a lot of info to sort through if this is your first. This video shows a few minutes of each band instrument, demonstrated by the Army Band.
Still have questions? Give us a call! We'd love to help guide you through the process. Our associates are knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions you may have.

Flute

Student Flutes

There are many different things to consider when choosing your first flute. The metals that they are made out of and their precision of manufacturing can greatly affect how a flute performs and sounds. The John Packer JP011 is a great budget friendly option that we offer. This beginner model is very capable of supporting new students though the lower grades. The JP010CH is an option for smaller students with a shorter reach.

The Gemeinhardt 2SP is considered an advanced student flute. It is constructed with better quality metals and pads which increases the quality and longevity of the instrument. Though this increases the cost, the Gemeinhardt 2SP will sound better and is capable of taking a student through high school. 

Don't forget that we have rental options as well! If you're not sure that your student will take to the flute, the four month rental trial period is only $20 and helps you be sure that the flute is right for your student.

Student Flutes


Clarinets

Student Clarinets

There are many different options when it comes to student Clarinets. The professional clarinet is made out of wood but student models will use a composite to cut down on cost. The composite that is used and the metal the keys are made from will affect the sound and longevity of a clarinet. The John Packer JP121 is a great budget friendly option that we offer. This beginner model is very capable of supporting new students though the lower grades. 

The Jupiter JCL700 is considered an advanced student clarinet. It is constructed with a better composite body and better key metals and pads. This increases the quality of the instrument, affecting the tone and increasing it's resale value. Though this increases the cost, the Jupiter JCL700 is cable of taking a student through high school. 

Don't forget that we have rental options as well! If you're not sure that your student will take to the clarinet, the four month rental trial period is only $20 and helps you be sure that the clarinet is right for your student.

Student Clarinets


Saxophones

Student Saxophones

Saxophone is such a fun instrument, but quite an investment. The amount of keys, pads and corks as well as the size of the instrument make this an expensive instrument to manufacture. The metals that they are made out of and their precision of manufacturing can greatly affect the sound and longevity of a saxophone. The John Packer JP041 is a great budget friendly option that we offer. This beginner model is very capable of supporting new students though the lower grades. The JP042G is the student model tenor saxophone.

The Jupiter JAS700 is considered an advanced student model saxophone. It is constructed with better quality metals and pads which increases the quality of the instrument. Though this increases the cost, the Jupiter JAS700 has a greater resale value. It will also sound better and is cable of taking a student through high school. 

Don't forget that we have rental options as well! If you’re not sure that your student will take to the saxophone, the four month rental trial period is only $40 and helps you be sure that the saxophone is right for your student.

Student Saxophones


Trumpets

Student Trumpets

The trumpet is a lot of fun for a beginner! The metals that trumpets are made out of and their precision of manufacturing can greatly affect how a trumpet performs and sounds. The John Packer JP051 Bb Trumpet is a great budget friendly option that we offer. This beginner model is very capable of supporting new students though the lower grades.

The Jupiter JTR700 is considered an advanced student model trumpet. It is constructed with better quality metals and the precision manufacturing makes the valves smoother. Though this increases the cost, the Jupiter JTR700 has a greater resale value. It will also sound better and is cable of taking a student through high school. 

Don't forget that we have rental options as well! If you're not sure that your student will take to the trumpet, the four month rental trial period is only $20 and helps you be sure that the saxophone is right for your student.

Student Trumpets


Trombones

Student Trombones
The Trombone is a great intro to the world of low brass! The metals that trombones are made out of and their precision of manufacturing can greatly affect how a trombone performs and sounds. The John Packer JP031 trombone is a great budget friendly option that we offer. This beginner model is very capable of supporting new students though the lower grades. If you are concerned that your student may not continue with trumpet in later grades, the JP031 is a great option.


The Jupiter JTB700 is considered an advanced student model instrument. It is constructed with better quality metals and the precision manufacturing makes the hand slide smoother and more durable. Though this increases the cost, the Jupiter JTB700 has a greater resale value. It will also sound better and is cable of taking a student through high school. 

The PBONE is another fine option. It is entirely made of plastic but DOES play and sound like a trombone! Please ask your teacher before choosing this option.



Available Models
Not Ready to Buy?
Don't forget that we have rental options as well! If your not sure that you student will take to the trombone, the four month rental trial period is only $39 and helps you be sure that the trombone is right for your student.

Percussion

The rental option is recommend for any beginner percussion student. The rental kit comes with everything you need for both drum and mallet percussion. However, if you've purchased a used kit you may be missing parts or you just don't want to rent! Everything below is what you would find in the kit.

Student Percussion


Store Hours

Monday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed
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Your place for music lessons and supplies in Middletown. Middlesex Music Academy is a non-corporate locally own business. As a member of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce we strive to support local businesses and build the community as a whole.