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Cost of instrument hire from the Dorset Music Service

Information on the cost to hire a musical instrument in Dorset.

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

Instruments and annual hire charges

BandInstrumentCharge (2017/18)Charge from 1 April 2018
ACello, Double Bass, French Horn, Violin, Viola, (Classical Guitar*)£46.80 per 12 months£48.00 per 12 months
BClarinet, Flute, Horn (Tenor), Alto Saxophone, (Cornet*), (Trombone*), (Trumpet*)£78.00 per 12 months£79.20 per 12 months
CBaritone Horn, Oboe, Piccolo, Specialist Clarinet, (Specialist Saxophone*), Electric Guitar, (Cor Anglais*), (Bassoon*), (Euphonium*), (Drum Kit*),£110.40 per 12 months£112.80 per 12 months
DClass Set of Instruments (e.g. samba, clarinets, violins etc)£171.16 per term£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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