music education

Who are we?

We are one of the country’s leading suppliers of musical instruments and accessories, predominantly specialising in working with the music education sector. Normans Musical Instruments is a family run business, based in Burton-upon-Trent and established for over 50 years.

Our warehouses hold thousands of lines to ensure our customers are offered a great choice of products from all leading manufacturers. We are proud to consider ourselves as a ‘one stop shop’ for supplying educational instruments ensuring expert advice is on hand when required.

Your Contacts

Staff memberJack Patrick | Sales & Marketing Manager | Direct Line 01283 743515

Jack joined Normans after graduating from Salford University with a BA (Hons) in Music. Whilst specialising in guitars and hi-tech/live sound products, he has been working with hubs for a while now, so is fully aware of what’s required to give great service to our music education customers.

Staff Member 2Dan Boden | Education Advisor | Direct Line 01283 743514

Dan is your man for anything education related. He fits perfectly into the role following being a teacher, which has given him a fantastic understanding of the requirements for music within schools. A guitarist with a wealth of musical knowledge. Any questions – Ask Dan! He’s your man!

These two really are the dream team (please don’t let them hear me say that! We will never hear the end of it…) – a great addition to your music department/establishment. Proactive, efficient and continuing to show off their ‘can do’ attitude – these two know how to look after your account and ensure you receive the best value deals. A staple couple at many trade/education shows around the country, you’re likely to bump into this duo (If you haven’t already).

The first Normans Top Tip Jack & Dan always start with is to create an Normans Education Account. No, you won’t be bombarded with phone calls, emails, post e.t.c. You’ll actually be shown the best discounted prices, discounted servicing and repairs, free delivery and much more. You’ll also have the option to pay via online purchase order at the checkout.

Having these rewards is our way of saying thank you for your custom, loyalty and continued support. You can upgrade your current account and/or sign up here.


You’ve got your Education Account set up, you’re ready to go…now you’re wondering, okay…great prices…how do I order?

There’s several ways to make ordering easy and hassle free. You can choose which method works for you! Ask for a quote, ask for a few samples, order online, drop Jack/Dan an email or give them a call. Don’t need your order to be delivered just yet? We can store your order within our warehouse and dispatch for delivery when requested.

The Ordering Process


  • Quick turnaround – usually within 2-3 hours
  • Detailed Quotation – including lead times
  • Personal contact – to clarify exact requirements

In most cases, we find that once a quote request is received it needs to be responded to quickly. Simple send your enquiries through to and we will ensure that you have all information from prices to lead times as soon as possible.


  • Delivered and collected free of charge
  • Online feedback and review network
  • Available for all in stock items

We understand that with so much choice available in today’s market, sometimes you would like to physically see an instrument and probably play it before committing to a purchase.


  • All orders logged on our ticketing system
  • Order acknowledgement sent when processed
  • Delivery estimates confirmed at point of order

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You’ve ordered, and are excitedly awaiting your delivery. With a Normans Education Account you’ll get free delivery no matter the value of your order (this does not include delivery of acoustic and grand pianos).


  • Free delivery on all orders (not including acoustic/grand pianos as these require bespoke quotation)
  • Majority of ‘in stock’ items are delivered next day
  • Stockpiling and multi-drop service available

There are times when dispatching the instruments immediately isn’t appropriate. It may be that you need the order to be shipped altogether or at a later date. In this case, we can stockpile it for you and deliver when required.

After Sales

  • Dedicated customer service team
  • Online ticketing system for easy management
  • Jack & Dan involved at every step

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If you prefer browsing through a catalogue, you can do that too!

Order our FREE education catalogue and sticky label it, circle products, fold corners… whatever you need to do, do it.

We look forward to you getting in touch!

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About the author

Shona joined the Website & Marketing Team in September 2017 after graduating from university in Sport Science and Management. She is enjoying being part of the team and learning more about the world of Normans and Music. Shona played the clarinet at school but you're more likely find her belting out a Little Mix track these days; doing her very own Carpool Karaoke.