Benjamin Britten

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About Us


We are first and foremost, a music retailer.  We have an expanding range of acoustic pianos, ranging from Grands to second hand uprights, along with a good selection of Yamaha pianos, both acoustic and digital.  We stock the Sandner range of Violins, Violas and Cellos as well as a good selection of bows, strings, rosins and various other accessories.  Guitars is another area we specialise in, with acoustic and classical guitars catered for.  We have a woodwind and brass department, with Pearl and Yamaha Flutes, Clarinets and Trevor James Saxophones, Trombones, Trumpets and Cornets.  

Sheet Music

Brittens stocks a huge range of sheet music, from standard examination publications to more advanced repertoire and the latest pop titles. And if it isn't in stock we can order it for you.

Instrument rentals

Not sure if your child will practice? Want to try something out yourself? We offer a low-cost rental scheme with an option to purchase, for strings, woodwind, brass, digital pianos and keyboards and drums. Please contact us or visit our page on this site for further details.

Bowed string showroom

At Tunbridge Wells we have a specialist bowed-string showroom housing a huge number of violins, violas, cellos and basses, all set up in our own workshop.

Whether you need a tiny outfit for a young child, or are a professional player looking for a beautiful antique violin, our experts will help you select the right instrument for you. We stock a range of bows to match your choice. 

repairs and restorations

Is your instrument working properly? At Tunbridge wells we have full in-store workshop facilities for strings (including guitar) woodwind and brass, staffed by our highly qualified and experienced repairers. They are able to undertake anything from minor adjustments to full restorations. So whether you need a string changing or your clarinet needs a complete repad, Brittens can help.

Music School

We have our own Music School in Tunbridge Wells where we hold lessons for a variety of different instruments. The Tunbridge Wells store is also an examination centre for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Trinity College and the London College of Music.