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About us...

Since 1978 our catalogue has become a unique reference source used by teachers, students, institutions (and dealers!) across the country and increasingly in Europe and various corners of the globe. For over 10 years our website has continued to grow and today it offers secure online shopping along with many useful resources for the wind player.

So why come to John Myatt Woodwind & Brass?

    We are confident that our prices are among the most competitive in the U.K. (if not the world!). If you are quoted a lower price please supply full details and we will try to do better!
    Our staff are able to offer unrivalled specialist advice on all areas of woodwind and brass.
    Our mail order service is second to none. Although we quote 48 hour delivery, most orders arrive within 24 hours of receipt!
    Our extensive stocks of new and secondhand instruments, accessories and sheet music are the envy of dealers throughout the U.K. We are continually adding new items in our aim to give the best possible selection to customers.
    Every instrument is play-tested and set-up by a professional player in our workshops giving an unrivalled quality on even the most basic student instrument - we will NOT supply unchecked instruments.
    We recommend returning new instruments for a free check-up 6 - 8 weeks after purchase and again before the expiry of the guarantee.
    Our 12 month guarantee on new instruments (6 months for most secondhand) and our on-site workshops ensure fast, reliable repair of your instrument.

If you are a teacher, MU member, educational institution, band, orchestra or member of CASS, BFS, BDRS, BASBWE, BTS, CATS, BHS, SRP, AWT, MMA, ISM or NSBA, please contact us for details of special terms.

The Shop
The shop is open from 9am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Saturday and does not close for lunch. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAYS & MONDAYS. Please phone before making a long journey to see a specific instrument or specialist. Directions to the shop are at the foot of this page. The shop closes at 5.30pm, if you wish to compare different instruments, which can be very time-consuming, please allow plenty of time for this purpose as our staff will normally expect to leave on time!

Directions To The Shop

There is a free public car Park in the shoppers car park on Nightingale Road next to the Esso garage (less than 100m from the shop). It is also possible to park in Radcliffe Road.

Hitchin is 32 miles north of London, 3 miles off the A1(M) (Stevenage north turn off, exit 8). The shop is 5 minutes walk from Hitchin station and there are usually 3 trains per hour from Kings Cross, the journey takes 35 minutes.

From the M1 take the Luton Airport exit 10, follow signs to Hitchin. Once in Hitchin follow signs towards Letchworth, we are just before the Esso garage on the left, near the railway station.

From the A1(M) take the A602 (exit 8) to Hitchin. Once in Hitchin follow signs for Letchworth A505. We are just before the Esso garage on the Left, near the railway station.

Take the A505 to Hitchin, take a right turn straight after the railway bridge, we are on the right just past the Esso garage.


On the web since 1996. All pages December 2018