Instruments (Hiring and Buying)

Hire an instrument from Sheffield Music Hub (available only through your Music Hub Leader or Accredited Teacher).

Instruments for hire:

  • Alto and Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone
  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Cornet
  • Double Bass
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Oboe
  • Snare drum
  • Tenor Horn
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin

Instruments not for hire:

  • Drum kits
  • Guitars
  • Keyboards
  • Recorders
  • Ukuleles

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 Tuesday 23 July 2019 and reopen at 9am on Monday 2 September 2019. 

Telephone: 0114 2506860 (select option 3)

Email: MusicHubRepairs&Hire@sheffield.gov.uk

Block C
Stadia Technology Park
60 Shirland Lane
Sheffield
S9 3SP

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).