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About Us

Prozone Music is one of the foremost specialist retailers of brass and wind instruments in the UK. We offer the best prices, service and stocks.

Why Buy From ProZone Music?

Experience: Years of experience in all areas of the music business give Prozone Music’s team the knowledge to guide you in the right direction when choosing your instrument or accessory. From trumpeting with the LSO, performing on flute, sax and clarinet in the biggest West End shows, playing and competing with top brass bands to advising at instrument manufacturing facilities around the world, we’ve done and seen most things relevant to our business. You can be assured you’re in safe hands.

The best deal you can find anywhere: We will match any real price you can find if we’re not already offering the best deal! As one of the UK’s largest suppliers of instruments we benefit from bulk buy discounts from the biggest and best manufacturers ensuring that we offer great value to our customers. We offer great value and amazing discounts to all our customers, so don’t waste time surfing around- buy it here!

The widest choice in the country: We hold one of the widest selection of woodwind and brass instruments and accessories in the country. Thousands of brass and woodwind mouthpieces, accessories and instrument options await you. If you are tired of just looking at pictures and reviews on the internet, drop in for a testing session to see which proves to be the right choice for you. We have a large display of instruments and many more in the stores accessable for you to try. For the best experience, let us know when you are coming and we will reserve a practise studio free of charge so that you can make your choice in peace. Prozone Music staff are always on hand with advice if required but happy to make the tea if not…. Your purchase experience is guaranteed to be a pleasurable one!

Service & Repairs: Prozone Music has an extensive repair service for all brass & woodwind instruments. Brass repairs and servicing are all performed in house at a very reasonable price by our specialist technician Mark Blakeney. We endeavour to maintain a fast turn around in order that you aren't without your instrument for too long! - On the spot repairs are accomodated where possible by appointment. Fixed quotes are given when you drop your instrument in to be assessed. Woodwind repairs and instrument set up are performed by Graham De Vere White.Graham works in store on a Friday, book your instrument in for a while you wait service or repair. Larger jobs such as re pads and complete overhauls operate on a 1 week turn around.

Additionally, we use several specialist work shops for additional customization, plating, lacquer and refurbishment work. Prices and timescales are discussed when you drop in your instrument and we can discuss your needs ensuring the perfect result.

Professional Experience
Deals to suit all
Choice in various instruments

Meet The Team

Will Watson

Bmus Hons ARAM LRAM

TRUMPET

Will began playing the trumpet at the age of 7 and as a young player he was principal trumpet of the National Youth Wind Orchestra. After studying at The Royal Academy of music with great trumpeters such as Rod Franks, John Wallace and his father James Watson, Will freelanced in London playing with some of the UK's best symphony orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra and top chamber ensembles. After a trial for Principal trumpet of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, he decided to see what else the world had to offer. Will joined Boosey & Hawkes Musical Instruments as European Sales representative. During this time Will travelled extensively around the world visiting the companies many manufacturing facilities and advising on product development. In addition, the experience gained at many international trade fairs has given Will an unrivalled knowledge of the instrument manufacturing, sales and distribution business. Later, Will began working for Conn-Selmer USA as the UK sales and marketing manager. Responsible for the sales and promotion of the great American brass and wind lines such as Vincent Bach, Leblanc, Selmer and Conn, Will gained a fantastic insight into the manufacture and distribution of the instruments upon which so many of us rely. Today, Will is playing professionally again and plays either a Bach 2.5C or Schilke 12A4A mouthpiece and a Bach 37 ML Bb trumpet. Actively playing in brass bands, Will chooses to play a GR67 #7 mouthpiece and a Yamaha Neo Bb cornet with gold brass bell.

Mark Blakeney

Brass Specialist & Brass repair technician

TRUMPET

Mark Blakeney joined Prozone Music back in 2009 as a work experience placement....one of many that year. Due to his unfaultering hard work and attention to detail, Mark was given a position shortly after his work experience ended as we could not go back to life as it was before we had Mark! He is now an central part of the team and can be found many performing a mulittude of different roles and keeping the engine running. If we can't find it, Mark will put his hands on it in seconds. In 2011, Mark graduated from Amersham College with flying colours where he studyied Music Technology. Along side Prozone Music, Mark is also building his own home studio, writing his own tracks, working in london venue DJ'ing as a sound technician in clubs and at festivals. Following training under Adrian Jarvis, Graham de Vere White and at the Yamaha HQ, Mark is now making a name for himself as the go-to brass technician for many of the countries top pro brass players.

Giovanni Re "Gio"

Brass Specialist

TRUMPET

Born in Palermo,Sicily in 1981, Gio grew up in Baucina a small Village near Palermo , He began playing trumpet in the Community band when was 11 years old . Later , he studied trumpet in Palermo at the Music Conservatory “V .Bellini” with Pasquale Cecere and Nicola Genualdi after gained the trumpet postgrade in 2002 he auditioned to be part of the La Scala Opera House Music Academy in Milan - as a freelance trumpet player in Italy, he has performed in the most famous Italian concert halls with Symphonic and Opera Orchestras including: La Scala Opera House, Arena di Verona , Teatro dell Opera di Roma, Teatro Massimo di Palermo , Francesco Cilea Philarmonic , Musica Riva Festival Philharmonic , Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, University of Milan Orchestra, Tolkeniana Symphony Orchestra - In 2008 Gio decided to move to London to develop his Career as Orchestral and Solo in UK , Since arriving in the UK he has worked and studied with : Paul Mayes ,Gerry Ruddock, Philippe Schartz and Colin Clague. Gio is now an established and well loved freelance player and soloist in the UK. His work is varied and includes playing with many Orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and various recording sessions. His own projects include a trumpet and organ duo , Brass Septet and others chamber groups . A leading educator and trumpet pedagogue he holds post with Richmond Music Trust and Kingston Music Service and has recently began a tutor for the English Brass Academy. Gio is really friendly and never lets anyone leave without a smile. Gio plays a Bach Stradivarius S18037 with a Bach 1 1/4 C #24 Mouthpiece

Gavin Tate-Lovery

Woodwind Specialist

SAX, FLUTE, CLARINET

Gavin studied flute at Junior Guildhall School of Music & later went onto study at Trinity College of Music. He played guest recitals on the William Bennett Masterclass Summer Courses by invitation from Wibb. He also played on the original LTJ Bukem Earth albums at the & also worked with his own jazz quartet around the UK & Asia. As a flute/sax/clarinet player he has also played festivals & concerts halls with the Matthew Herbert Big Band, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Katie Melua album launch at Ronnie Scotts & has been the chair holder on West End shows including Top Hat & Cats as well as depping on many shows including Wicked, 42nd Street, Chicago, Young Frankenstein, Book of Mormon, The Producers. He is combining working at Prozone with his freelance work around London, most recently plating tenor sax & clarinet on a show at the Menier Chocolate Factory. He can also be heard playing flute on the forthcoming Steel Pulse album.

Graham de Vere White

The Jolly Repairer

WOODWIND REPAIRS

Graham De Vere White is one of the most highly respected instrument repairers in the UK. With a long carrer in instrument repair and maintainance, Grahams knowledge in this field is as full and varied as it gets and as such attracts pro and advanced players from 'the business' all around the country. As professor at Merton College, Graham taught many of the instrument repairers working today in the UK - Now dividing his time between his own Hitchin workshop and Prozone Music (along side a highly active social life with his lovely wife), Grahams calm and friendly manner will leave you confident that your instrument is in the best possible hands.

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