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Large choice of flutesWide selection of quality recordersWide selection of quality trombonesWide selection of quality clarinets

Opening Hours

Windblowers opening hours are as follows:

(Please see below for appontment conditions) 

Tuesday 9-3pm
Wednesday 9-3pm
Thursday 9-3pm
Friday 9-5pm
Saturday 9-5pm


We are now operating an appointment only system for the testing of instruments and mouthpieces, and for any repairs so please contact us in advance on 0115 9410543 (or via the online contact form)

The welfare of our staff and customers is very important to us. For this reason, we have introduced the following measures to help mitigate the spread of Coronavirus:

  • On arrival, please ring the bell and a member of staff will greet you at the door.
  • Sanitising gel and masks will be available on entry.
  • We would request that customers respect social distancing as much as possible.
  • A maximum of five customers will be allowed in the shop at any one time.
  • There will be a 72 hour quarantine period for instruments left for repair, consequently we are unable to carry out on the spot repairs at this time. 
  • All stock instruments and mouthpieces are sanitised and quarantined as appropriate.
  • Enhanced regular sanitising is in operation throughout the store.
  • Continuous air purification of testing room to HEPA European standard.

Windblowers staff are committed to giving you the best service during this challenging time and will keep you informed of any changes as they develop.

Christmas and New Year 2021/2022

Windblowers will be CLOSED over the Festive Period from 3pm on Thursday 23rd December through until 9am on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

All online orders received over the Festive period will be allocated on our return on 4th January.

Our workshop will also be closed over the same period.

We wish all our friends and customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and thank you all for your continued support through 2021. 

'Terrific Trio' Yamaha Tenor Horns!

    YAH-203                           YAH-803S

A perfect time to come and find your next tenor horn.

All Three instruments are second hand in excellent condition, fully serviced and ready to go.
Please click on individual instruments below for more details and prices, or contact us on 0115 9410543 for a chat.

1x YAH203  Yamaha Student Tenor Horn in lacquer (CC820)

1x YAH203  Yamaha Student Tenor Horn in lacquer (CC1019)
1x YAH803S Custom Neo Tenor Horn in silver plate (CC1049)


Featured Product

Yamaha YHR 567

Yamaha YHR 567

The easy response and sure note centering of this intermediate model make it ideal for students - while the colourful tone and precise intonation make it attractive to pros.

The YHR-567 is an outstanding horn and great value for its price.

F/Bb double horn.
Solid valve rotors.
Adjustable thumb lever.
Bell throat: medium (M).
Bore:12mm (0.472") Yellow brass.
Clear lacquer finish.
Supplied with MPHR32C4 mouthpiece and complete in case.

View the Yamaha YHR 567

The Largest Selection of Sheet Music and Wind Instruments in the Midlands

Welcome to Windblowers, the Midland's premier wind instrument centre.

We offer the largest selection of sheet music and wind instruments in the Midlands. Our comprehensive selection of new and used instruments and our large range of instrument accessories means we always have everything you need for saxophones, clarinets, flutes, trumpets and trombones plus many other musical instruments from the world's leading manufacturers available and in stock.

All our staff are friendly, highly experienced and knowledgeable plus we have our own fully qualified instrument maker and repairer who offers specialist attention to your instrument.

Windblowers are proud to be the UK agent for Bernd Moosmann bassoons and also suppliers to local authorities, music societies and various educational establishments.

Peter Beaumont - Obituary

Peter Beaumont (1961-2021)
Windblowers Manager

 After leaving school Pete enrolled on the woodwind making and repairing course at Newark Technical College. The years 1978-1981 were golden years, Pete learning his trade in the company of Daniel Bangham, Jeremy Walsworth, Travis Townson and Paul Carrington. More importantly, he met a lovely lady on the Equine management course, his future wife Sue. The end of course concert featured John Dankworth soloing on a clarinet jointly made by Pete.

The next 3 years were spent in the workshop of Rosehill Instruments Beaconsfield where Pete and Sue lived in a flat above the shop. Here Pete discovered and developed his remarkable people skills.

In 1984, Pete joined Howarth of London to manage their single reed department. Pete`s natural   warmth and generous nature with customers, suited his new role perfectly. Here Pete met, and befriended, the great and the good of the music industry.

During his 20 years at Howarths, having moved back to Sue`s home town of Newark after the birth of their second son, Pete`s daily commute involved a 5.30am wake up call, he always slept on the train down, and also at lunchtime (something he did for the rest of his life at Windblowers, much to the amusement of his colleagues).

Pete joined Windblowers Nottingham in 2004 as shop manager. Pete had many talents, he was an accomplished photographer as well as an outstanding musician. Oboe was his first instrument, he was blessed with a huge warm sound (much like his personality) that always stopped customers in their tracks if he happened to be demonstrating or testing after an adjustment. His musical ability did not stop at oboe, but encompassed all of the woodwind family, including the crumhorn (which he liked to keep quiet about) and he also enjoyed playing the guitar and piano.

He will be fondly remembered by customers for his expertise not just in describing the design parameters required of a mouthpiece for a certain sound but also creating that sound before their very ears with clever use of Blue Tac!

The other love of Pete`s life which he enjoyed with all of his family was athletics. Amazingly even at 60 Pete was still able to run a sub 60 second 400 metre time.

Explore more of Pete`s extensive athletic involvement by checking out the Newark Athletic Club face book posts; or for photography, and to follow the link to hear Pete playing check out 

If you would like to leave your own tribute to Peter or make an online donation to the British Heart Foundation please follow the link below:

Our hearts go out to Sue, Mike, Tom and family.





From July 19th, please keep wearing your masks!

Kidsophonic 2021 Christmas - Tickets now available online!

Nottingham Symphonic Winds present their annual Kidsophonic Christmas Adventure concert! Join them on Saturday 18th December 2021 at 11am  at the Albert Hall, North Circus Street, Nottingham.
For tickets and more info see the NSW website


Come and browse our extensive stock of sale music!! Many titles are at least 25% off marked price!
Stock items only and while stocks last.

Keep in touch

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Do you have an instrument for sale?

Currently we are particularly interested in Bassoons but we would consider any woodwind or brass instruments you may have.

Please call us on 0115 941 0543 with the make and model - you never know, IT COULD BE WORTH MORE THAN YOU THINK!

Take It Away

We are proud to announce that Windblowers is a registered participant of the Art Councils Take it away scheme. Take it away is an Arts Council initiative designed to help more people get involved in learning and playing music. The scheme allows individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 to apply for a loan of up to £2,000 for the purchase of any kind of musical instrument, and pay it back in nine monthly installments, completely interest free.

The scheme has been extended to allow anyone to purchase an instrument for someone aged under 18. Please enquire for more details.

Read more about Take it away. Terms and conditions apply.

Sheet Music Department

For sheet music, please visit our seperate sheet music website

You can browse through over thousands of titles and order via our seperate online payment system.

Please click the 'music' tab at the top of the page and you will be automatically re-directed to where you can access everything sheet music related!

Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme (AIPS)

Students can now save money when buying an instrument with Windblowers. There is a scheme called the Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme which allows students to buy instruments without having to pay United Kingdom V.A.T. (20 %). This means that when buying an instrument for £1500 you could save £250 on the purchase price.

Read more about the AIPS scheme and see whether you are eligible. Terms and conditions apply.

Windblowers proud to support the Nottingham Music Hub

Windblowers are delighted to be supporting the Nottingham Music Hub in their work helping to make music more accessible and inclusive. They support young people from across the city to develop their musical skills, and participate in diverse ensembles and performances, contributing to the life of our great city.

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Opening Hours

  • Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-3pm
    Friday-Saturday: 9am-5pm
    Sunday-Monday: Closed
  • Good Friday: Closed
    Easter Saturday: Closed
    Easter Sunday: Closed
    Bank Holiday Monday: Closed

Contact Windblowers

  • 75-77 Derby Road
    NG1 5BA
  • T: +44 115 941 0543

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