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

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 hiresrepairs@redtape.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.

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).