Hire an Instrument
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician, you will need an instrument whether to play regularly or to use whilst yours is repaired etc.
If you are thinking about buying an instrument, why not look at our Instrument Puchase Schemes page which could help you spread interest free payments or potentially avoid paying VAT, depending on your circumstances.
Hire prices range from £30.00 - £90.00 per year depending on the type of instrument (as below). Students who are members of LMCT Ensembles can hire an instrument free of charge from Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service (LSMS). Students who join an LMCT Area Centre will be able to hire an instrument at half price from LSMS. (Terms and Conditions apply)
If you need an instrument for a short period of time, or are an organisation wanting to use a number of instruments for a project or performance, please contact us to let us know what you need - we may be able to help!
Please complete the instrument request form below and we will contact you to advise on what happens next.
Upon arranging and collecting your hired instrument, you will be asked to complete a Hire Agreement form and be given a copy of our Terms and Conditions.
If you would like to pay your invoice online, please click here.
NB - Ensemble subscription invoices cannot be paid using this link.
Instrument Hire Prices
Band 1 is £30 per academic year (Clarinet, Cornet, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Percussion Pack, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola and Violin)
Band 2 is £60 per academic year (Baritone Horn, Cello, Double Bass, Euphonium, Oboe, Saxophone, Tabla and Tuba)
Band 3 is £90 per academic year (Bassoon and Harp)
Termly rates are £10, £20, £30 respectively.
Short term hire* will be charged at the termly rates of £10 band 1, £20, band 2 and £30 band 3 instruments
Half Price Instrument Hire rates will be available to:
- To those pupils paying area music centre subscription fees.
Free instrument hire rates will be available to:
- To those pupils meeting the remissions criteria
- To those pupils receiving a LMCT bursary
*Short term hire is classed as the hire of an instrument for no longer than 10 weeks.
All instrument hire subject to availability.
Instrument Hire / Loan Request Form
- Terms and Conditions - Instrument Hire (MS Word, 236 Kb)