Welcome to Music Direct | Flute Sales Brynmenyn

One of the North's largest music shops.

With over 40 years experience in the music industry, we can give help and advice on most musical instruments.

We are musicians and can assist you with our expertise. Peter Braid who owned Keys Musical Instruments, 71 Henshaw Street, near the market in Oldham manages this new store in Chadderton situated in Stockfield Mill near Dale Bathrooms.

Peter brings with him the skills and expertise to provide customers with the very best service. This store opened 7 years ago and is larger than any previous store in Oldham, Manchester.

The store offers much more scope, with tuition of most musical instruments including Acoustic Pianos, Acoustic Guitars, Violins, Drums, Brass, Woodwind and Drums. We have been supplying flutes to Brynmenyn for over 40 years now. Our store can dispatch your new flute to Brynmenyn within a few days. We can offer part exchange on most musical instruments, and we also purchase used musical instruments including flutes in Brynmenyn (subject to condition). Telephone 01656 760609 or mobile 07889 488 407

Meet the team

Jack Taylor : Sales Manager

Jack TaylorJack has been with the store since he started as a work experience assistant around 10 years ago.
He has been playing guitar for around 14 years and has played in multiple bands, as well as session work throughout this time. He brings his knowledge and skills to enable our customers choose their perfect guitar In addition to this, he has also achieved a BSC degree in Music Production and has been a sound engineer in both live and studio settings.
Having worked along with Peter for many years, his extensive knowledge is not restricted to drums. He can assist with all aspects of sales in the store and our online sales. He has enabled his time during "lockdown" to redesign and decorate the store.

Lol Harris : Keyboard / Piano / Organ / Drum Sales

LolLol started playing piano at age seven
He was classically trained through the grades by Max Richie at the Chetham's School of Music
He opened his recording studio in 1986 to present called Lolipop studios
He has produced music for Russell Watson in the early years and is the current MD for Catherine Tyldesley ( Coronation Street)
Performing as MD at the Willows Variety Show from 1990 for 14 years and resident pianist at the Midland Hotel Manchester from 2006 for 11 years, Lol now brings his expertise to the professional demonstration of our pianos and organs

John Stewart : Guitar Sales / Repairs

JohnSelf -taught drumist from the 60's era spent many years in bands in the pubs and clubs around the North West mainly with Idol Fret in the 70's and 80's.
Then mid-'80s moved into recording with Reeltime Studio, an eight-track facility in Brynmenyn. He learned such a lot about tastes and techniques of different genres of music trying to be "George Martin" for customers.
Went back into acoustic jam sessions with local muso's which was great fun. He is now our guitar technician .

Repair Service

repairOur repair service is second to none offering service for keyboards, guitars (including restringing and setups), piano tuning, violin, brass and woodwind instruments. Our service is unrivalled throughout the Manchester area.
Our huge retail area offers more choice and competitive pricing. Our large range of instruments are available in store or online. We are the largest music shop in Oldham with hundreds of instruments to choose from.

Quality Musical Instruments

We Buy Musical Instruments from Brynmenyn

yamahaWe can offer part exchange on most musical instruments, and we also purchase used musical instruments (subject to condition).
We are experienced in removals of large instruments such piano and organs, so no need to worry if you order a piano or organ, it is in good hands. We have many new and used keyboards in stock, such as Yamaha Tyros, Korg, Roland, or Technics keyboards, pianos, and organs.
Our product specialist, Lol Harris is here to help you choose your perfect instrument As a main dealer for Tanglewood, Chord, Tokai, and Vintage drums you can browse our catalogue with confidence that the drum of your dreams is available from stock.
We also have used drums, Drums, Flutes, Flutes, Drums, Violins, Trumpets, and trombones available from time to time. With names such as Epiphone, Fender, Music Man, and Marshall to choose from, you will not be disappointed. With over 18,000 products available please use our search facility to look for the instrument you require, or better still, call us on 01656 760609 or, if you prefer text us on 07889488407

some of the flutes available on display

Tips on buying your first flute

Q. What is the criteria determining your desire to learn the flute?

A.Flute is very popular instruments used in both orchestras and all manner of popular music. If you want to play in an ensemble, either orchestrally or a band, flute may appeal to you.

Q.What are the advantages to learning a flute?

A.The flute is more often an instrument which would cost you a small amount of money. Also the flute is very light to handle , so not much to carry when turning up for a gig!

Q.What are the principles behind learning to play flute?

A.To blow a flute, it is similar to blowing across a milk bottle to get a note. Choosing which key (or combination of keys) is depressed allows the player to simulate the length of the pipe. The shorter the pipe the higher the note. So if all keys are closed this effectively make the pipe longer and hence a deeper note.

Parts of a flute

  • Headjoint

    One of the most important parts of a flute. This is the piece that you blow into to create the sound. Often made of solid silver, the material used impacts the sound greatly, deciding the overall character of the tone. The head joint features a cork which is used to further adjust the tuning of the flute.
  • Body

    Containing most of the keys, the center piece is the biggest part of every flute. The keys may be closed or open hole. The open hole is more difficult to play as a beginner but preferred by professionals.
  • Footjoint

    Also containing several keys, the foot joint is the shortest part of the flute. The standard student foot is a C foot, while you'll find a B foot on most intermediate and professional models.
  • Options

  • For younger students you can buy a curved headjoint which effectively shortens the length of the flute allowing smaller players to be able to reach the notes

Popular solos for the flute

Ray Thomas from the Moody Blues played an iconic solo in the single "Knights in White Satin"

"California Dreamin" played by the Mammas and Pappas in 1965 also a very popular solo.

Q. Why should I choose my flute from Music Direct?

A. You are buying from reputable music shop with a guarantee of satisfaction.

  • You buy with confidence as we have an expert repair service to keep your flute in top shape.
  • We would trade in your old flute as you get better at playing and want to upgrade to a better one.
  • We may buy back your flute (subject to condition) if you give up!
  • We may trade your old flute in for a different musical instrument if say you find the flute hard to play and want to try to play the "guitar".

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