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Hire an Instrument / 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.

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

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.

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 Prices

Instrument Hire prices range from £30.00 - £90.00 per year depending on the type of instrument (as below).

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:

*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

Please ensure that you have read and understood our Fair Processing Noticing (see below link) before completing the following form. By clicking submit, you are consenting for us to use your data for the sole purpose of issuing an instrument hire to you and the subsequent billing of the instrument hire. Please contact lsms@leics.gov.uk if you have any further questions.

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Instrument Hire / Loan Request Form

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 group, please select one only.

Please tick to confirm that you have read and understood our Fair Processing Notice (above)

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 Terms and Conditions.