Find the Perfect Pitch with Woodwind Instruments!

    Whether you're an experienced musician or a parent picking out the first clarinet or saxophone for their aspiring mini maestro, our collection of woodwind family of instruments will blow you away! With note–worthy brands including Alta, John Packerr and Silverstein, Harvey Norman is the place to buy the best wind instruments, online.

    What are Woodwind Instruments?

    Originally crafted from wood, woodwind instruments are now also commonly made with metal or plastic. Often referred to as reed or blowing instruments, they have a long, thin column that produces sound when air is blown through the mouthpiece while using the fingers to open and close the holes to change pitch. Fun fact — this is actually where the 'wind' in 'woodwind' comes from!

    How Many Woodwind Instruments Are There?

    The woodwind family includes four main instruments, listed below in order from the highest to the lowest notes:

    • Flutes
    • Oboes
    • Clarinets
    • Saxophones

    Looking for brass instruments? You can't trump our selection of trombones, tubas, trumpets and French horns!

    Which Woodwind Instrument is Good for Beginners?

    Learning how to play an instrument is an invaluable skill that can take years to fine tune! Consider your hand size, age, skill level, budget and time when choosing a woodwind instrument. Here are some common starting points for kids and aspiring musicians alike:

    • Flutes — With designs specifically made for novices, these flutes are lightweight and relatively easy to play.
    • Clarinets — The clarinet family includes quite a few models, but it is recommended that beginners learn on a single reed.
    • Bass clarinet — Not only do they play some of the lowest notes, the Boehm system also makes for easier fingering and key work.
    • Saxophones — Small and light, Alto saxophones are often the first choice for beginner sax players. Jazz fans may like the John Packer Saxophone — Baritone, however its size and weight makes it better suited to more experienced musicians.

    What is the Most Difficult Woodwind Instrument to Learn?

    Some instruments can be quite the treble makers! With a double reed and challenging key system, oboes are regarded as one of the most difficult woodwinds to master. Are you up for the challenge?

    From reeds and rucksacks to microphones and mouthpiece covers, music accessories shouldn't be overlooked — your instrument deserves all the bells and whistles!

    If woodwind instruments just aren't your forte, our online range of pianos, guitars, and drum kits can't be beaten! We know one thing for sure... you'll hit all the right notes with our musical instruments. Explore the complete range for sale exclusively online.

    $226
    Silverstein Reedcure Sanitising Reed Case

    Featuring UV light and ozone, the Silverstein Reedcure Sanitising Reed Case revitalises and sterilises reeds after use to help keep it...

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    Featuring UV light and ozone, the Silverstein Reedcure Sanitising Reed Case revitalises and sterilises reeds after use to help keep it fresh and healthy for long periods of time.

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    $177
    Alta Wooden Reed Case - (10 reeds)

    The Alta Wooden Reed Case features a premium quality construction to help keep your reeds in great condition.

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    The Alta Wooden Reed Case features a premium quality construction to help keep your reeds in great condition.

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    $189
    Silverstein Quattro Ligature - Gold - 08 Clarinet Alto Medium

    Great for woodwind lovers and experienced brass players, the Silverstein Quattro Ligature is made with defined harmonic partials, which...

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    Great for woodwind lovers and experienced brass players, the Silverstein Quattro Ligature is made with defined harmonic partials, which help performers bring out fuller and rounder sound.

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    $189
    Silverstein Quattro Ligature - Silver - 07 Clarinet Medium /Alto Small

    Great for woodwind lovers and experienced brass players, the Silverstein Quattro Ligature is made with defined harmonic partials, which...

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    Great for woodwind lovers and experienced brass players, the Silverstein Quattro Ligature is made with defined harmonic partials, which help performers bring out fuller and rounder sound.

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    $3199
    John Packer JP371 Smith-Watkins Cornet Bb - Silver Plated

    Great for experienced band players, the John Packer JP371 Smith-Watkins Cornet Bb features a Smith Watkins-designed leadpipe and offers...

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    Great for experienced band players, the John Packer JP371 Smith-Watkins Cornet Bb features a Smith Watkins-designed leadpipe and offers great tonal characteristics to help ensure high level of performance.

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    $5799
    John Packer Bassoon - Full Size ABS

    The John Packer Bassoon offers great tonal characteristics and helps aspiring musicians to create, perform, and learn more about...

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    The John Packer Bassoon offers great tonal characteristics and helps aspiring musicians to create, perform, and learn more about music.

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    $19
    Cascha Plastic Flotenlilli Recorder

    Start your child's musical learning by captivating them with the warm and beautiful sound of the Cascha Plastic Flotenlilli Recorder.

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    Start your child's musical learning by captivating them with the warm and beautiful sound of the Cascha Plastic Flotenlilli Recorder.

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    $55
    Wooden Recorder Maple

    Introduce your kids to the world of music and unleash their musical potential as they learn to play different tones and notes with the...

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    Introduce your kids to the world of music and unleash their musical potential as they learn to play different tones and notes with the Wooden Recorder Maple.

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    $120
    Blues Harmonica Set -7 keys

    Ideal for beginners and veterans alike, the Blues Harmonica Set -7 keys provides players with a harmonious accompaniment to other instruments...

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    Ideal for beginners and veterans alike, the Blues Harmonica Set -7 keys provides players with a harmonious accompaniment to other instruments such as an acoustic guitar.

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    $649
    John Packer Bb Clarinet with Silver Keys

    The John Packer Bb Clarinet with Silver Keys delivers a lovely tone and a good build, making it an ideal entry-level instrument for budding...

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    The John Packer Bb Clarinet with Silver Keys delivers a lovely tone and a good build, making it an ideal entry-level instrument for budding woodwind players and students.

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    $2599
    John Packer Oboe - Reduced System

    Featuring a reduced conservatoire system and a simple keywork, the John Packer Oboe is an ideal choice for young musicians who like to...

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    Featuring a reduced conservatoire system and a simple keywork, the John Packer Oboe is an ideal choice for young musicians who like to learn a complex orchestral instrument.

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    $5999
    John Packer Saxophone - Baritone

    Easily learn how to play a wind instrument and play various music styles from classical to jazz with the John Packer Saxophone.

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    Easily learn how to play a wind instrument and play various music styles from classical to jazz with the John Packer Saxophone.

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    $1699
    John Packer Saxophone - Tenor Gold

    Easily learn how to play a wind instrument and play various music styles from classical to jazz with the John Packer Saxophone.

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    Easily learn how to play a wind instrument and play various music styles from classical to jazz with the John Packer Saxophone.

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    $1299
    John Packer Saxophone - Alto

    Easily learn how to play a wind instrument and play various music styles from classical to jazz with the John Packer Saxophone.

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    Easily learn how to play a wind instrument and play various music styles from classical to jazz with the John Packer Saxophone.

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    $3999
    John Packer Bb Bass Clarinet

    Ideal for budding brass players and students, the John Packer Bb Bass Clarinet is a lightweight and free-blowing instrument that delivers...

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    Ideal for budding brass players and students, the John Packer Bb Bass Clarinet is a lightweight and free-blowing instrument that delivers precise tones from the Bb to Low Eb key.

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    $1199
    John Packer Step Up Clarinet with SIlver Keys

    The John Packer Step Up Clarinet with SIlver Keys offers a strong and reliable keywork, focused sound, and an accurate tuning scale, making...

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    The John Packer Step Up Clarinet with SIlver Keys offers a strong and reliable keywork, focused sound, and an accurate tuning scale, making it an ideal entry-level instrument for both beginners and experienced players.

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    $449
    John Packer Bb Clarinet

    The John Packer Bb Clarinet delivers a lovely tone and a good build, making it an ideal entry-level instrument for budding woodwind players...

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    The John Packer Bb Clarinet delivers a lovely tone and a good build, making it an ideal entry-level instrument for budding woodwind players and students.

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    $749
    John Packer Flute Upgrade Model

    With its advanced configuration, the John Packer Flute Upgrade Model is a great choice for beginners looking to progress further in their...

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    With its advanced configuration, the John Packer Flute Upgrade Model is a great choice for beginners looking to progress further in their lessons.

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    $549
    John Packer Flute - Silver

    With its beginner-friendly setup, the John Packer Flute is suitable as new players’ first full-size flute, helping familiarise them...

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    With its beginner-friendly setup, the John Packer Flute is suitable as new players’ first full-size flute, helping familiarise them with holding its straightforward design to learn and play various notes.

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