49 Baron Street


07816 319406

Musical Instrument Clearance Service

Dear Colleague

I am writing to you to ask if you have any unwanted musical instruments. I am interested in acquiring/buying used instruments with a view to giving them a new lease of life.

Although I am happy to receive instruments of any type, as a percussionist, I am most interested in percussion instruments/timpani. My plan would be either to use them myself for concerts/hire, provide my private pupils with an instrument to practise on or restore/repair the instrument for re-sale. If the item is not percussion-related I would pass it on to someone experienced in that field.

I will consider any item of any size even if it is incomplete or missing parts and would be happy to visit your school at a time to suit you. I would also be happy to pay a nominal amount for larger items such as pedal timpani and tuned percussion instruments.

I have included my CV below to let you know more about myself - please do contact me if you would like to ask anything or if you would like to arrange a visit.

With best wishes

David Lewis

07816 319406


2002-2004 Royal Northern College of Music - PGDip (Pass with Merit)
1998-2002 Merton College, Oxford - MPhys (First Class Honours)
1991-1998 Monmouth Comprehensive School

Orchestral/ensemble experience

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Including trial for Principal Timpani) †*, Hallé Orchestra (Including trial for Assistant Timpani/3rd Percussion) *, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North, Manchester Camerata †*, Lancashire Sinfonietta *, Northern Ballet Theatre *, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Concert Orchestra †*, Sinfonia Cymru †, Telford New Symphony Orchestra †
* Indicates experience as timpanist
† Indicates experience as section leader percussion

Contemporary music experience

- Solo performance as part of the LICA/MANTIS Festival 2008, Psappha, Ensemble 10/10

Education experience

- Orchestral percussion tutor at Stonyhurst College