Edit - replied to wrong message, below is an answer to saxes only.Thanks everyone. Good advice
Has anyone had any experience with these?
Alto Sax hire from £10 per month, Clarinets, Flutes, Trumpets, Cornets and Trombones from £7 per month Oboes from £25 per month Yamaha, Selmer Paris, Yanagisawa, Buffet and Trevor James.www.uksaxhire.com
thinking it could be a good alternative. Hire for £10-15 per month for a starter instrument then have the option to buy minus the money already spent or send instrument back.
Yes, a school I taught at 10-15 years ago had Jupiter’s, Elkhart’s and Yamahas. They were all very good, the first two excellent for their price. The mouthpieces weren’t great, but for £30 a Yamaha 4C is a good swap.
As said, in my teaching experience there has rarely been a student big enough for a tenor until their teens.