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.

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. My plan for other types of instrument would be to prepare them for re-sale.

For the following instruments, please send me more details via e-mail (including pictures) and I will respond with an offer:

Timpani, Tuned Percussion, String Instruments, Pianos

I am prepared to pay nominal amounts for the following:

Complete Wind and Brass Instruments, Drum Kits, Auxiliary Percussion

Under most circumstances I am happy to remove other items (for example incomplete instruments and classroom percussion) free of charge.

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 kind regards

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 and Clitheroe Royal Grammar School