Instrument Hire

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING INSTRUMENT HIRE - 20th August, 2021

Please note that we have currently suspended our instrument hire scheme whilst we relocate to a new storage facility. We aim to open the scheme again mid-Autumn Term 2021.

If you already have an instrument on loan and want to return it or need to move to a different size instrument, please get in touch with us via music@leics.gov.uk

We will update this page once we are able to operate the scheme again.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


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.

NB. Instrument Hire is only available to students who either live in, or attend a school/college located in Leicester or Leicestershire, and is limited to 3 instruments per pupil.

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! music@leics.gov.uk

Instrument Hire Prices

FREE Instrument Hire rates will be available to pupils meeting the Help with costs criteria. 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.

Band 1
£33 per Year, £11 per Term

Guitar, Viola, Violin

Clarinet, Flute

Trumpet/Cornet, French Horn, Trombone P-Bone

Percussion Pack

Band 2
£66 per Year, £22 per Term

Cello,
Double Bass

Oboe,
Alto Saxophone

Baritone Horn, Euphonium & Tuba

Tabla

Band 3
£99 per Year, £33 per Term

Bassoon
Harp

Short term Hire will be charged at the termly rates of £11 band 1, £22, band 2 and £33 band 3 instruments. (Short term hire is classed as the hire of an instrument for no longer than 10 weeks.)

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.


Partners

  • Arts
    Leicestershire Music
    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

Partners

  • Arts
  • Leicestershire Music
  • 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