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9 Best Music Stands UK 2022 | Manhasset, Tiger and More

The last thing you need when taking to the stage is for your performance to suffer due to a flimsy sheet stand with a screw missing or a tray that won’t tighten properly. To help you achieve your musical potential, we’ve put together this article that highlights some of the best products in the business available at Amazon and Gear4music.


Since not all music stands are made equal, we want to help you find one that will not only last for years but will complement your playing style too. Once we’ve explained what to look out for, we’ll share our top recommendations to buy online, including lightweight foldable metal options as well as heavy-duty wooden designs. Whether you play the guitar, piano, violin or keyboard, one of the stands on our list will be right up your street!

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  • Last updated: 23-06-2022
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How to Choose a Music Stand in the UK - Buying Guide

Before you check out the ranking, we recommend thinking about your specific needs. Do you require a stand for practising at home or for performing at a concert? You should also consider the ideal height for your frame and whether you'll benefit from an adjustable tray. We'll run through all of these points in the buying guide below!

Look For Portability Features Such as Folding Legs

Look For Portability Features Such as Folding Legs

Many musicians want to go from playing in their bedroom or garage to performing on a stage. If this is the case, you'll need to transport both your instrument and your music stand from place to place. Since a lot of music stands can be cumbersome or awkward to carry, finding one that will fold down neatly will make your life much easier.

 
While not all stands are completely collapsible, some do at least have folding legs which make them more compact. However, bulkier stands made from wood or those with a non-collapsible sheet tray aren't suited to travel, so they will work better for people who only play their instrument at home.

Consider the Dimensions in Relation to Your Frame

Consider the Dimensions in Relation to Your Frame

Every musician is different and, of course, not everyone is the same height! You'll likely require a higher stand if you're tall and a lower one if you're short. Plus, not everyone stands up when performing, so you should consider your preferred playing style too in order to find the perfect match.


In our ranking, we feature music stands between 76–162 cm in height, to suit everyone from small children and sitting adults to tall folks and wind instrument musicians who need to stand up while they play.

An Adjustable Sheet Tray Will Make Playing Much More Comfortable

An Adjustable Sheet Tray Will Make Playing Much More Comfortable

Next up, you’ll want to think about the sheet tray and whether you’ll be able to adjust it. The viewing angle is a crucial consideration for a musician, as the wrong one can cause you to strain your neck or you might struggle to see when to turn the page. An adjustable sheet tray should make you feel comfortable (and hopefully more confident!) when playing.

 
Sadly, most brands will only tell you that the tray is adjustable, not to what extent. As a point of reference, a lot of companies try to accommodate up to a 30-degree angle, but this will of course vary depending on the manufacturer. 

Why Colour Is Important, but Not Essential

Why Colour Is Important, but Not Essential

Last but not least, you might want to consider the finish or colour of your purchase. As you’re probably aware, most music stands are black and are therefore appropriate for every situation, from the practice room to a concert. It's almost an unwritten rule that this is the only acceptable colour, especially when you start to encounter the upper echelons of the music world.

 
That said, there are some other colour options available that might interest you — the main ones are different shades of brown, due to stands being made out of wood. Opting for one of these will certainly make you stand out (pun intended!) if you're a soloist, but if you're performing as part of a group then you may want to check whether this will be okay with everyone else. 

Top 9 Best Music Stands in the UK

Now that you’re a little more clued up on the different features to consider and why they’re important, let’s take a look at some of our favourites that are available to purchase online right now. We’ve chosen a range of products with regards to style and budget, so there should be something for everyone here!

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Portability FeaturesCompletely collapsible
Dimensions Height 113 cm
Adjustable TrayYes
ColourBlack
8

König & Meyler11617 Wooden Music Stand

£119.00

Portability FeaturesNone
Dimensions 71.5-122.5 x 30 cm
Adjustable TrayYes
ColourCherry wood
7

ChromaCastPro Series Folding Music Stand

£40.72

Portability FeaturesCompletely collapsible
Dimensions 81-147 x 48 cm
Adjustable TrayNo
ColourBlack
6

TheodoreT-OMS-01 Sheet Music Stand

£37.99

Portability FeaturesCompletely collapsible
Dimensions 74-126 x 55 cm
Adjustable TrayYes
ColourWooden tray, black stand
5

Gear4musicFolding Conductor Music Stand

£29.99

Portability FeaturesCompletely collapsible
Dimensions 89-134 x 47.5 cm
Adjustable TrayYes
ColourBlack
4

D&AGuitar Gear Bullhead Plus Folding Music Stand

£124.99

Portability FeaturesCompletely collapsible
Dimensions -
Adjustable TrayYes
ColourBlack
3

TigerMUS35-PRO Wooden Top Orchestral Sheet Music Stand

£40.49

Portability FeaturesCompletely collapsible
Dimensions 65-107 x 37.4 cm
Adjustable TrayYes
ColourWooden tray, black stand
2

Amazon BasicsSheet Music Stand

£19.10

Portability FeaturesCompletely collapsible
Dimensions 108-162 x 55.9 cm
Adjustable TrayYes (10-30°)
ColourBlack
1
Portability FeaturesCompletely collapsible
Dimensions 71.1-121.9 x 31.8 cm
Adjustable TrayYes
ColourBlack

Compare the Best Music Stands

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Manhasset Symphony Stand 1

Manhasset

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Amazon Basics Sheet Music Stand 1

Amazon Basics

3
Tiger MUS35-PRO Wooden Top Orchestral Sheet Music Stand 1

Tiger

4
D&A Guitar Gear Bullhead Plus Folding Music Stand 1

D&A

5
Gear4music Folding Conductor Music Stand 1

Gear4music

6
Theodore T-OMS-01 Sheet Music Stand 1

Theodore

7
ChromaCast Pro Series Folding Music Stand 1

ChromaCast

8
König & Meyler 11617 Wooden Music Stand 1

König & Meyler

9
Gear4music Music Stand 1

Gear4music

Name

Symphony Stand

Sheet Music Stand

MUS35-PRO Wooden Top Orchestral Sheet Music Stand

Guitar Gear Bullhead Plus Folding Music Stand

Folding Conductor Music Stand

T-OMS-01 Sheet Music Stand

Pro Series Folding Music Stand

11617 Wooden Music Stand

Music Stand

Features

The Industry-Standard Music Stand

Easily Adjustable With Just One Hand

A Tasteful Contemporary Design

Packed With Loads of Handy Features

Perfect for Travelling Musicians

A Wooden Adjustable Desk With Natural Grain

Ideal for Both Sitting and Standing

An Elegant Stand For the Home In Cherry Wood

The Economical Practice Option

Price£52.52£19.10£40.49£124.99£29.99£37.99£40.72£119.00£9.99
Portability FeaturesCompletely collapsibleCompletely collapsibleCompletely collapsibleCompletely collapsibleCompletely collapsibleCompletely collapsibleCompletely collapsibleNoneCompletely collapsible
Dimensions 71.1-121.9 x 31.8 cm 108-162 x 55.9 cm 65-107 x 37.4 cm -89-134 x 47.5 cm 74-126 x 55 cm 81-147 x 48 cm 71.5-122.5 x 30 cmHeight 113 cm
Adjustable TrayYesYes (10-30°)YesYesYesYesNoYesYes
ColourBlackBlackWooden tray, black standBlackBlackWooden tray, black standBlackCherry woodBlack
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After More Music-Related Accessories?

After More Music-Related Accessories?

Whether you're heading out on tour or recording in the studio, every musician needs some practical accessories to keep things running smoothly. Check out more of our handy recommendations below!

Summary

That brings us to the end of our article on the best music stands that are available to buy this year. We hope you've discovered something on our list that will help you achieve your creative potential with confidence!

Author: Lewis Clark

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