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 Announcement, Give Back Friday 2022

by Chris O'Reilly

For four days we will be donating 5% of all the revenue we receive to three local charities whose aims are closely aligned with our own: Armonico Consort, Leamington Music Festival and Orchestra of the Swan

 Favourites, The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

by Martha Allen-Smith

We don’t just sell sheet music, instruments and CDs here at Presto - we’re a veritable goldmine of music-themed gifts, too! Whatever your festive needs, we have something for you. Find out more.

 Beginner's Guides, Take up the trumpet

by Paolo Pezzangora

Ok, you have decided to TAKE UP THE TRUMPET … but how to choose your first instrument? In this guide, we have selected our top three Yamaha trumpets.

 Announcement, Buy lots and make a difference

by Chris O'Reilly

For four days we will be donating 5% of all the revenue we receive to three charities whose aims are closely aligned with our own: the Chineke! Foundation, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and Gabrieli Consort & Players.

 Beginner's Guides, Best Clarinets for Beginners

by Will Bryce

Choosing your first instrument can be a daunting task. In order to help you make your decision, we have looked through the range of instruments on offer, and have selected our top three starter clarinets.

 Beginner's Guides, Best Violins for Beginners

by Chris O'Reilly

Choosing your first instrument can be a daunting task. In order to help you make your decision, we have looked through the range of instruments on offer, and have selected our top three starter violins.

 Beginner's Guides, Best Saxophones for Beginners

by Ellena Taylor

Choosing your first instrument can be a daunting task. In order to help you make your decision, we have looked through the range of instruments on offer, and have selected our top four starter saxophones.

 Beginner's Guides, Best Flutes for Beginners

by Ellena Taylor

Choosing your first instrument can be a daunting task. In order to help you make your decision, we have looked through the range of instruments on offer, and have selected our top three starter flutes.

 Favourites, Plastic Brass instruments from pBone

by Paolo Pezzangora

Ever dreamed to take up a brass instrument but do not know where to start? We have some recommendations for you and a selection of the best beginner brass instruments on the market.

 Favourites, Beginner Violins from Hidersine

by James Longstaffe

Hidersine has been at the forefront of bowed instrument maintenance and care ever since their foundation in 1890. We take a look at their range of beginner violins.

 Favourites, Introducing Edgware by BBICO

by James Longstaffe

Hannah Williams, Brand Manager of Edgware by BBICO, introduces us to their range of sustainable, eco-friendly maintenance products for woodwind and brass instruments.

 Favourites, New Generation Gig Bags from Tom & Will

by James Longstaffe

For the past fifteen years, Tom & Will's colourful gig bags have been providing reliable protection for a broad range of instruments from orchestral, concert and brass band as well as folk. We take a look at some bags from their New Generation series.

 Favourites, School Percussion Essentials

by Ellena Taylor

To help you get started with your school music ensembles we have put together a selection of the most essential percussion instruments including starter kits for KS1 and KS2 students, boomwhackers, shakers, chime bars, bells, and more.

 Favourites, Suggestions for Starter Instruments

by Joshua Lee

One of the more surprisingly difficult things when starting a new instrument is actually deciding on what to buy! We've made the process a little easier for you by picking out some of our favourite beginner-friendly instruments from guitars, to violins, to woodwind.

 Announcement, Introducing Presto Instruments & Accessories

by James Longstaffe

We are very pleased to be able to announce the latest development on the Presto website: a new department dedicated to musical instruments and accessories.