Remember playing an old brown plastic, grubby and dubiously ‘un-hygienic’ recorder during your early school days? ‘Frère Jacques’, ‘Three Blind Mice’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ etc. You will be glad to hear, literally, that musical times have changed! Recorders are much better now; precision production techniques, more resilient ABS resin compound and an improved note production and tone. Plus, you can buy them in many beautiful colours, including brown! If you are lucky enough to have an adventurous teacher, you may play tunes by Mozart, Dvorak, ‘Harry Potter’ or Ed Sheeran??

A-Star is born!

I challenge you to find a more affordable, quality recorder on the market! The hugely popular and attractive A-Star descant recorder is ideal for schools and individuals. Available in traditional beige, red, blue and purple, and the prestige range in brown and white. They produce a nice warm tone with perfectly positioned finger holes and come complete with a cleaning rod, fingering chart and in a plastic, protective case. Manufactured from ‘easy to clean’ ABS resin and a three-piece construction, they are excellent value for money, especially if you buy them in packs of 10 or 30. Let the music begin! a-star-recorders


The Aulos philosophy is that quality matters. Getting off on the right foot can sometimes mean the difference between a child enjoying and excelling or being frustrated and thus uninterested. Aulos have over 50 years of producing recorders. They are made using an almost indestructible ABS plastic with precision sectional joints and mouthpiece. The Aulos 303N Descant recorder has a wonderful, warm tone and distinctive design. Complete with thumb rest, carrying case, cleaning rod and fingering chart, they are perfect for education and individual use.

Yamaha YRS24BUK Brown Descant Recorder

yamaha-brown-descant-recorderThe Yamaha YRS24BUK at under £10, is an instrument of beauty! This entry level recorder is popular with schools due to its crafted three-piece design. This creates an instrument that is easy to play. This descant recorder comes in a stylish dark brown finish (oh yes!) and is ideal for lessons, practice and live performances. Recognised in schools for its affordable price, the descant recorder is also known for its ability to a produce a clear, distinct tone which you expect from Yamaha. Especially ideal for young musicians or beginners, this recorder comes with a cleaning rod, fingering chart to help you learn to play, and an attractive protective carry case.

Off the Record(er)

Here at Normans Musical Instruments, we have a vast range of Recorders. From the most popular Descant versions above, to the professional Bass and Treble models. Whatever your budget (buy more = save more!), whatever colour you prefer (including brown!) we can accommodate you. recorder-range