About Chamberlain Music

Chamberlain Music is a leading supplier and reseller of musical instruments and accessories.

Our company was founded in a small shop in Weyhill, Haslemere UK in 1990 and we have grown steadily over the last 35 years. In January 2023 we moved to superb new premises, with offices and showroom directly opposite our existing 30,000ft warehouse - all just 500 yards from our first retail music store. We have around 40 staff most of whom are based in our Haslemere offices and warehouse, with some working from home and some in our Leicestershire workshops.

We are part of the Frederick Hyde group, and our brands include Musisca, MMX, Percussion Plus, Octopus Ukulele, Recorder Workshop and Tom & Will. Our warehouse holds around £2.5m of musical instruments, all of which are available to purchase online, by phone, email or in person by appointment.

Evolving and growing

Our showroom which opened in January 2023 is ideal for our needs now and in the future. We have fantastic new private viewing rooms for pianos and other instruments, as well as free on-site parking.

The premises provide an ideal location to play and test any new instrument. We have dedicated brand showrooms for Kawai & Yamaha acoustic grand and upright pianos. In addition, there is an extensive display of second-hand Steinway and other makes of pianos. There is also a dedicated playing room for woodwind and orchestral string instruments and accessories.

Our locations

Whilst our offices, showroom and warehouse are based in Haslemere, we also have a manufacturing facility in Leicestershire where our sister company Percussion Plus produces a wide range of percussion instruments, mallets, and beaters as well as our world famous musical Wak-a-tubes.

Our customers

Since we opened our doors, we’ve supplied instruments, equipment, and goods to almost every educational institution in the UK — that’s more than 30,000 schools and colleges.

Our customers also include choirs & orchestras, education suppliers & retail music stores, catalogue companies and international consolidators and of course the wider musical community. Many of our products are available outside of the UK via distributors and retailers worldwide.

Musical knowledge and experience

You are only as good as your staff and our team are amazing - It is with huge pride that out of almost forty staff, more than ten have been with our company for over fifteen years and many more for at least five years.

We employ talented musicians, skilled technicians, marketing professionals and music industry experts and we’re delighted to share our collective knowledge with customers whenever the opportunity arises.

Meet some of the team

Abbie

Marketing and design

Adam

Web manager, videographer and so much more

Adele

Office manager and in charge of health and safety

Charlie

Customer service and likely to be answering our phone if you call!

Chris

Logistics and warehouse manager

David

Operations Director and the person behind so much of what we do today

Dom

Our expert piano sales director

Francis

Digital strategist and the brains behind our websites

Henry

Clarinet and all woodwind expert

Holly

Sheet music consultant and expert

Jack

Customer service and likely to be answering our phone if you call us

John

Founder and still here over thirty years later

Jon

Sales Director and much more

Kate

Accounts Administrator

Liam

Warehouse and logistics

Matthew

Creative Director and the person behind much of our design and marketing

Mel

Our Finance Manager

Tom

Articles and analytics

William

Our Director of Education and Consultant in Music Technology in the Classroom

Our range and scope

We provide a full range of musical instruments from grand pianos to penny whistles and everything in between. We stock and supply all the major brands of musical instruments including:

Adams, Akai, Aulos, AKG, Alesis, Apple, Audio Technica, Bluthner, Boss, Buffet, Casio, Conn Selmer, Elkhart, Fender, Fzone, Honestly Made, Howarth, Huskee, Ibanez, Izzo, Jumbie Jam, JP, Jupiter, Kawai, Korg, Laney, Line 6, LP, MMX, Mackie, Majestic Percussion, Manhasset, Mapex, Meinl, M-Audio, Nektar, Nino, Nord, Numark, Nuvo, Octopus Ukulele, Pearl, pBone, Percussion Plus, Presonus, Primavera, RAT, Recorder Workshop, Remo, Rico, Rode, Roland, Sabian, Samson, Sennheiser, Shure, Skoog, Stagg, Steinberg, Stentor, Studiologic, Studio 49, Takamine, Tanglewood, Tascam, Toca, Trevor James, Vandoren, Yamaha, Zildjian, Zoom

Our home brands

Some other brands that we distribute exclusively in the UK

The finest musical instruments from around the world

We believe that our customers deserve nothing but the best, so we source and import from all over the world to ensure the highest quality of our products. Our samba instruments are from Brazil, our djembes are from Bali, our singing bowls are from Tibet, our steel pans are from the United States, and our rain sticks are from Peru because we believe they are the best.

Some of our most important products are made in our Leicestershire UK workshops, including a large selection of handmade mallets and beaters for tuned instruments. It's also where we make our well-known Wak-a-tubes and education frames and Musisca Castor Glide.

Sheet music consultancy

Managed by our resident expert Holly Baker, our sheet music consultancy offers an incomparable personal service to choirs and orchestras.

From sourcing a difficult to find edition to researching a theme, we will find the piece of music you need in the quantity you require.

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The perfect instrument for the best price

When you buy an instrument from us or bring yours in for repair, we always ensure that it plays perfectly when you take it away.

Our experienced in-house technicians can set-up or repair orchestral strings, brass, woodwind, and pianos on the premises in our instrument workshops.

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Setting the standard for order fulfilment

Our fulfilment and dispatch operation has been developed and refined over many years. Today all of our orders are tracked entering and leaving with a strict inventory kept at all times. We work extremely hard to make sure every order possible is processed and dispatched on the same working day to ensure that each customer receives their goods when they need them.

The professionalism of our staff and the accuracy and efficiency of our dispatch department is second to none.

We are members of

Strengthening Schools, Serving Students. We are an Educational Resources and Supplies provider for this organisation.

The Premier Global Association for International British Schools Overseas. We are an associate company providing services to international schools.

A Place of Collaboration and Professional Development.

Supporting and promoting high-quality British Education in Asia. We are an affiliate member, and the sole music supplier for this organisation.

The UK trade body for the musical instrument industry.

The National Association of Music Merchants.

Largest association of music teachers in the UK, supporting all who are connected with a school music department.