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
Our offices are closed to the public and we do not have the capacity to answer the phone. Our instrument stock room is also closed to the public.
To assist you at this uncertain time we have set up remote emails so that we can continue to support you and your young musicians:
If your query is in regards to an instrument that you hire from us please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do bear with us; we are operating with a skeleton staff so it may take longer than usual to reply to your query.
Thank you for your support.
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).