learning an instrument Learning an instrument has so many benefits to your social, mental and health wellbeing that not many people know about. Especially those starting out. There’s research to suggest from Yamaha that playing music can train your brain to think faster. This comes in handy when you’re thinking of an excuse for forgetting your sheet music for your music lesson. Not only does playing music cognitively help you, you begin to feel better too! Endorphins are released when you relax and are happy, a common feeling when playing music. This is the best escape route from stress and a brilliant pastime when you’ve got a spare 5-10 minutes. You can make new friends at music practise or those open band nights increasing your pride, confidence and self-esteem. Yamaha recognise how important playing music is to our lives and have released their Start Small Dream Big campaign. You can see how others are joining Yamaha in their quest to getting more people into music. Search #StartSmallDreamBig on social media and be sure to upload your photos and use this hashtag.

Lets get you started with our recommendations of Yamaha instruments for beginners:


Trumpet - The Yamaha YTR2330S Trumpet is great for students and is renowned by teachers as the best student instrument on the market. This trumpet focuses on the finest ergonomics, highest sound quality and durability. Trombone - The perfect student instrument for every aspiring trombonist, Yamaha YSL354 Bb Trombone will take take the player up to grade 5+! It features a great quality yellow brass bell for stunning tone projection. Complemented by responsive nickel silver outer slide and Yamaha 48 mouthpiece, offering a truly enjoyable playing experience. Cornet - An ideal starter Cornet for any player of any age this YCR2330SIII Cornet comes complete with a Yamaha Mouthpiece. The accompanying hard case means you have everything you need to get playing right away.


Clarinet - The Yamaha YCL255S Bb Clarinet is a flagship student model that will take the aspiring clarinet player well into their grades. The body of the instrument is made from ABS resin and it features nickel silver keys. Resulting in superb sound production and playability. The clarinet comes supplied with a sturdy case, mouthpiece and accessories. Flute - Yamaha's YFL211 flute has been a benchmark in student flutes for a long time. Although it is hard to believe it can get any better, the new and improved YFL212 is here! Saxophone - Upgraded from the previous YAS275 model, the Yamaha YAS280 is one of the most popular student saxophones on the market. Yamaha's exceptional build and design provides the player with a highly responsive, resonant tone and the high quality keywork ensures fantastic playability at all times.

Keyboard & Pianos

Portable Keyboard - The Yamaha EZ220 Digital Poratble Keyboard is of fantastic quality and the ultimate learning instrument for beginners of any age! It has a built-in Yamaha Education Suite that is complemented by the follow the lights key lighting system that makes a learning process easy and simple. Clavinova - A statement in any household. It's true that there are not many digital pianos that rival the sublime sound quality, tone and performance of the classic (and elite) Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano; but here at Normans we are pleased to tell you that this black Yamaha CLP 625 Clavinova does so with ease. Upright Piano - Yamaha's entry-level B1 piano represents fantastic design at an affordable price. The B1 upright offers excellent quality of build, reliability and durability making it a popular choice for schools.


Classical Guitar - An excellent guitar for a beginner, easy to learn on and pleasant on the ear. Make sure you purchase a pack, then you can combine this guitar with a free guitar bag and tuner then you may have the perfect package. Electric Guitar - This Yamaha Pacifica guitar is a fantastic entry-level model for every aspiring guitarist. It is modelled on the best-selling Pacifica 112 guitar and offers a very nice design with a double cutaway shape, 5-position pickup and vintage style vibrato bridge for accurate intonation, comfortable playability and great sound. It is perfect for playing a variety of genres. Acoustic Guitar - A student and intermediate guitar from Yamaha. The FG800N is well made with carefully selected fittings. IT has a stunning matt finish with a great sound.

Drum Kits

Electronic Drum Kit - The Yamaha DTX400K is the debut model for the new and exciting DTX400 series which offers players an all new level of flexibility and excellence. Designed to retain traditional DTX power whilst offering new ease in playability and set up - all to entice a new generation of aspiring players to the world of drumming, sets the DTX400K as the entry level benchmark. Acoustic Drum Kit - A popular drum set for beginners. A drum kit with stunning response and resonance as well as high quality hardware. Supplied with the popular Paiste 101 cymbals. Portable Digital Drum System - This digital drum kit enables you to play wherever you are! Featuring 8 touch-sensitive pads and 2 foot pedals, it is versatile and powerful, yet compact enough to fit on your desk or to take with you on the road.

With this list you're good to go! Get learning and join Yamaha in their quest to get more people learning music with the Start Small Dream Big campaign!