Instrument Hire

Need to 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.

Please complete the Instrument Hire Loan Request Form below and we will contact you to advise on availability and what happens next.

NB. Instrument Hire is only available to students who either live in, or attend a school/college located in Leicester or Leicestershire.

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! lsms@leics.gov.uk

Instrument Hire Prices

Please click on an instrument in the table below for more information about instrument sizes (where applicable), how to look after your instrument, where you can play your instrument with others and Hire Terms and Conditions.

*Please note that from the beginning of the 2019/20 Academic Year the hire prices are increasing in order to cover the additional costs of administering the instrument hire scheme. The 2019/20 hire prices are shown in the table below. These will be effective for all hires (new and existing) from the beginning of the Autumn Term 2019.

Band 1
£30 per Year, £10 per Term
*2019/20 Prices - £33 per Year, £11 per Term

Guitar, Viola, Violin

Clarinet, Flute

Trumpet/Cornet, French Horn, Trombone

Percussion Pack

Band 2
£60 per Year, £20 per Term
*2019/20 Prices - £66 per Year, £22 per Term

Cello,
Double Bass

Oboe,
Alto Saxophone

Baritone Horn, Euphonium & Tuba

Tabla

Band 3
£90 per Year, £30 per Term
*2019/20 Prices - £99 per Year, £33 per Term

Bassoon
Harp

Short term Hire* will be charged at the termly rates of £10 band 1, £20, band 2 and £30 band 3 instruments. (Short term hire is classed as the hire of an instrument for no longer than 10 weeks.)

FREE Instrument Hire rates will be available to pupils meeting the remissions criteria.

All instrument hire subject to availability.

If you are thinking about buying an instrument, why not look at our Instrument Purchase Schemes page which could help you spread interest free payments or potentially avoid paying VAT, depending on your circumstances.

If you would like to pay your Instrument Hire invoice online, please click here.
N.B. - Ensemble subscription invoices cannot be paid using this link.


Instrument Hire Loan Request Form

* Required Field

Please use this box to let us know when you would like to begin your instrument hire, or if you are wanting to swap an instrument due to damage / requiring a larger size instrument, or if you are interested in hiring an instrument not listed here.

If in more than one performance group, please select one only.

We offer full hire fee remission - please find a link to remissions criteria in the text above this form. If you qualify, please choose 'Yes' above and we will contact you regarding this. N.B. We are unable to apply reission without proof of entitlement.

Upon arranging and collecting your hired instrument, you will be asked to complete a Hire Agreement form and be given a copy of our Instrument Hire Agreement and Instrument Insurance Details

Partners

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    70th Logo
    Music And Culture
    LCC
    LCC 2
  • Viva
    Philharmonia
    Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
    Bullfrog
    Awards for Young Musicians
    Orchestras Live
    Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
    Transformance Music
    Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • The Mighty Creatives
    MEHEM
    Leicester Cathedral
    Leicester International Music Festival
    ArtsMark

Partners

  • Arts
  • 70th Logo
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain