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Rejano Trombone Practice Mutes In Stock

These fantastic trombone practice mutes from the L.A. Phil's Principal Trombone David Rejano are now in stock. As you would hope they are both light weight and durable as well as playing freely and in-tune throughout the registers. After our shipment arrived we asked the first two professional trombonists through the door to try them and give us their independant opinions. Both players bought one! These mutes are available for Alto, Tenor and Bass trombones. Rejano Mutes was...

Upgrading your trumpet (beginner to intermediate)

When it comes to upgrading your trumpet from your starter instrument there is a pretty wide choice as they range in price from about £400 to over a thousand and all with good claims to be an intermediate trumpet.  Chances are that you have started on something very basic; either trumpet, pocket trumpet or even cornet. Most of the available options should feel al lot better, but how to choose? Well budget will come into it, buit so should how it feels to you and how it...

Upgrading your trombone (beginner to intermediate)

Nearly all trombonists start with a 0.500" bore and upgrading can be a bit of a minefield depending on a wide range of factors. Possibly because of this there is not a huge choice when you think it through as there a few appropriate instruments in the intermediate range and lots of customers cut this step out completely and go to the top ranges straight away. Let's look at the various scenarios and then the appropriate instruments. The most common upgrade route is for...

Open again part 2

In line with Government guidelines we are allowed to welcome customers back for personal visits to our showroom at 14 Gravel Lane from April 12th. To help us keep everyone safe we ask that you make an appointment with our showroom staff so that we can manage visitor numbers and prepare stock and testing rooms appropriately. To make an appointment please call 020 7383 5300 or email [email protected] and we will confirm availability.  We  are open 10am – 5.30pm Monday...

Buying musical goods after brexit

With all the doom and gloom about trade after Brexit it's good to know that here at Phil Parker Ltd we have years of experience importing and exporting musical instruments. Although there are some new conditions to navigate we are confident that we will continue to be able to bring you the widest selection  of brass instruments in the UK - and we will be able to get them to you with the least fuss wherever you are in the world. Lets just look at a few examples that might affect...

Free Trumpet Lesson

We are delighted to be able to offer anyone who purchases a B&S challenger trumpet during the month of December a free one hour lesson with B&S performing artist Alan Thomas.  Alan is currently in his second stint as Principal trumpet of the CBSO and is a trumpet Tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He also performs regularly with many other UK orchestras, including the BBC Symphony where he previously held the post of Principal Trumpet,  and is a...

Open again

Good News - We're open again! In line with Government guidelines we are allowed to welcome customers back for personal visits to our showroom at 14 Gravel Lane. To help us keep everyone safe we ask that you make an appointment with our showroom staff so that we can manage visitor numbers and prepare stock and testing rooms appropriately. To make an appointment please call 020 7383 5300 or email [email protected] and we will confirm availability.  We  are open 10am...

How to shop with us in Tier 4

Important Update. In line with Government advice Phil Parker Ltd. will remain open for mail, web and phone order services whilst in Tier 4. Our phone lines and email will be manned during our normal opening hours and we are able to offer a drop off and takeaway service. Customers cannot enter the...

Schilke Bb Trumpets

Schilke Music Products was founded in 1956 by Renold O. Schilke, formerly 2nd trumpet (and for a time Principal) in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra alongside Elden Benge. He had begun his professional career working from an early age for Holton Company where he learned the basics of making brass instruments. During his studies he became a skilled tool maker, discovered the joy of acoustics as applied to brass instruments, and investigated the effects of different metals and the...

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