Instruments (Hiring and Buying)
Instruments for hire:
- Alto and Tenor Saxophone
- Double Bass
- French Horn
- Snare drum
- Tenor Horn
Instruments not for hire:
- Drum kits
Music stockroom opening times
Open 4 days per week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Closed on Wednesdays) from 9am until 5pm, term time only.
The office will close for the school holidays at 5pm on Friday 29 March 2019 and reopen at 9am on Monday 15 April 2019. We are also closed on Friday 19 and Monday 22 April for the bank holidays.
Telephone: 0114 2506860 (select option 3)
Stadia Technology Park
60 Shirland Lane
Buying an instrument
From a music shop
You can buy an instrument from a shop or on-line. However, before doing so we recommend you take advice from your teacher and get a used instrument checked out by an expert.
Take it away scheme
Take it away aims to make musical instruments more accessible to children and young people by providing interest-free loans of up to £5,000.
To find out how it works and what you can buy visit the Take it Away website.
Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme (AIPS)
The supply of musical instruments is standard rated for VAT purposes. The Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme (AIPS) enables pupils of local authority and academy schools to purchase musical instruments through their school net of VAT providing the sale to the pupil meets certain criteria. Details of this scheme can usually be found on instrument provider websites, from HMRC or your school.
Awards for Young Musicians
Awards for Young Musicians is a registered charity that supports young musicians. Please visit their website for more information.
Paying for hire
Please visit our make a payment page to pay for your termly (£20) or annual hire (£50).