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Cost of instrument hire from the Dorset Music Service

Most instruments are in stock and available for immediate collection, but those marked with * are currently unavailable.

Instruments and annual hire charges

Band Instrument Charge from 1 April 2018
  • French horn
  • viola
  • classical guitar
  • (cello*)
  • (double bass*)
  • (violin*)
£48.00 per 12 months
  • clarinet
  • flute
  • horn (tenor)
  • alto saxophone
  • cornet
  • trombone
  • trumpet
£79.20 per 12 months
  • baritone horn
  • electric guitar
  • euphonium
  • oboe
  • piccolo
  • specialist clarinet
  • (bassoon*)
  • (cor anglais*)
  • (drum kit*)
  • (specialist saxophone*)
£112.80 per 12 months
D Class set of instruments (for example, samba, clarinets, violins etc) £175.20 per term

All prices are inclusive of VAT (20%).

Continuing after initial free access lessons

We offer a 50% reduction on 12 month hire charges if you are hiring an instrument following the Musicianship Programme which offered free tuition in School at key stage 2. If you would like to take advantage of one of these offers please inform us when you are discussing the hire.

How to hire an instrument

If you are interested in hiring an instrument from the Dorset Music Service, please complete the instrument hire request form.

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