School Rental


Dorsey Music proudly carries quality saxophones from some of the best known manufacturers in the music industry, such as Cannonball, Selmer, Jupiter and more. These fine instruments will enhance your student's abilities and inspire them.  These instruments are from proven manufacturers that produce quality instruments for years of low-maintenance performance and enjoyment.


Professional & Upgrade Instruments

We Specialize in School Music Rentals

Since inexpensive musical instruments made overseas have found their way into the market through the internet and other discount stores, not all instruments offered for sale by some businesses are playable, tunable , or repairable, even though they might have the outward appearance of a nice, new musical instrument.  While lower prices are tempting, you should consider that poorly constructed instruments play poorly, hindering a student's ability to learn and even frustrating her to the point that she will give up playing the instrument.  

Repair technicians:
You will want to make sure your saxophone has been looked over by an instrument repair technician who will check the condition of all the pads and insure that all the pads seal tightly.  Any air leakage will adversely affect the clarity of the tone production.  Low and high registers of the instrument will be checked for pitch.  All keys will be checked to make sure they move with ease.  Spring tension is also checked to insure proper resistance and key closure.

Note:  Used and rental return saxophones at Dorsey Music are inspected, repaired, and play-tested by our qualified service technicians.  They are also cleaned and the mouthpieces disinfected before they are offered for sale.  We guarantee our used saxophones for 90 days.  New saxophones have a one year guarantee against manufacture defects.

Materials & Composition:

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Student level saxophones are made up of yellow brass.  Intermediate to professional saxophones are made up of higher grades of materials and require detailed hand labor.  Any student level saxophone that is purchased at Dorsey Music can later be upgraded to an intermediate or professional instrument.  

Care & Maintenance of a saxophone:

  1. Make sure to assemble your instrument in such a way that keys are not bent. Be especially careful of keys that “bridge” across joints.
  2. After playing the instrument, be sure to always swab the moisture out of the bore of the instrument. This will extend the life of the pads and prevent unpleasant odors.
  3. Never force the mouthpiece on the neck. Apply a little cork grease on the cork with the tip of your finger then place the mouthpiece on the neck.
  4. Cork grease should not be used on the neck tenon. If it becomes difficult to place the neck in the body, take the instrument to a certified Dorsey Music repair technician.
  5. Place end plug in body socket before placing saxophone in its case.