The Music Service has a wide range of well over 1,000 musical instruments in its instrument hire scheme for instrumental learners. This stock is reviewed regularly and updated to ensure pupils are always learning on good quality instruments. The Music Service also has an extensive Music Library containing over 7,000 scores.

What we offer:

  • All pupils learning an instrument through the Music Service with a Music Service teacher are able to access the instrument hire scheme through their school at a very competitive rate
  • KS1 and KS2 pupils learning for the first time can access instrument hire free of charge for the first year of learning
  • Access to a fantastic repair and delivery service for the duration of the hire agreement
  • All schools who access Music Service tuition are able to borrow resources from the Music Library.


Instruments are currently charged at £15 per term for Guitar, Upper Strings and Keyboard, £25 per term for Woodwind and Upper Brass, £30 per term for Lower Strings, Lower Brass and Endangered Species instruments* (including Bassoon, French Horn and Euphonium).

Each instrument is hired for a minimum of half a term and schools will be charged on a half termly basis. Instrument hire is free for the first year for all KS1/2 pupils learning through the Music Service and completely free of charge to those pupils learning through the Music Service who are in receipt of Free School Meals or who are Looked After.

*Bursaries may be available for Endangered Species instruments on request.

Click here for details of our Fee Remission policy.

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