Buy or hire an instrument

Finding the right instrument isn’t always easy. Before you buy or hire, speak to your child’s teacher for advice.

Hire an instrument from us

You can hire instruments from us for a fee. Usually, the teacher brings it to your child’s first lesson and then they can take it home. You are responsible for the instrument during the hire period.

We charge the following fees 3 terms a year: autumn, spring and summer.

Instrument Standard fee 25% discount 85% discount
Violin and Viola £25.00 £18.75 £3.75
Cornet, Trumpet and Trombone £33.00 £24.75 £4.95
Cello, Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone £33.00 £24.75 £4.95
Bassoon, Double Bass, French Horn, Tenor Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba and Oboe £25.00 £18.75 £3.75

Discount for low income families

There are discounts on the cost of instrument hire. Find out if you qualify for a discount.

Buying an instrument

When you are ready to buy your own instrument please contact us. There are purchase schemes and grants which may save you money.