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Dorset Music Service Instrument Hire

Information on the hire and purchase of musical instruments in Dorset.

Connecting students to the resources they need

If you are looking for an instrument, see our large stock of instruments for hire, offering both choice and availability. Our specialist technician Dave Gassmann cares for our instruments to ensure their quality. Most instruments are in stock and available for immediate collection. 

Hire solutions


Instruments are hired out on an annual basis from the month of hire. Please note that refunds are not applicable where an instrument is returned prior to the end of the hire period.

To hire an instrument:

  1. Complete an Instrument Hire Request Form.
  2. We will contact you to confirm availability and arrange a day and time for the instrument to be collected.
  3. Collect your instrument from the Music Service offices in Blandford.

Cost of hiring an instrument

Further information on the availability and cost of instrument hire can be found on our instrument hire cost page.

Buying instruments

Dorset Music Service is unable to recommend any specific retailers of musical instruments. However, our team of experienced and qualified staff are always happy to offer advice and guidance on the correct, most suitable instrument for you to buy. 

If you have a child currently being taught through the service then please do not hesitate to contact us if you need specific guidance on buying an instrument for them.

Assisted instrument purchase scheme

This is a scheme whereby a school is able to purchase an instrument on your behalf, and save you the cost of the VAT. Specific conditions have to be met please contact your child's school for details. 

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