An affordable way to help your child to start their musical journey.
Hire an instrument from us whilst your child is learning to play. As their needs change, simply return it to us and exchange for an upgrade. If you are applying for lessons with us, you can request instrument hire as part of the sign-up process.
We offer different rates of hire depending if your child is learning with us or not. Members of our Music Centre who have external tuition may also hire instruments at the lower rate.
All hire is subject to availability and payment of hire deposit, where required.
Group 1 Instruments:
Violin / Viola / Acoustic Guitar (Nylon String)
Lessons Online or in a Merton School/Music Centre Members: £38 per term (no deposit required).
External Hire: £60 per term (£20 refundable deposit).
Group 2 Instruments:
Flute / Clarinet / Alto Saxophone / Trumpet / Cornet / Trombone / Mini Horn / Cello
Lessons Online or in a Merton School/Music Centre Members: £50 per term (no deposit required).
External Hire: £80 per term (£50 refundable deposit).
Group 3 Instruments
Oboe / Bassoon / Tenor Saxophone / French Horn / Euphonium, Tuba / Double Bass / Xylophone
Lessons Online or in a Merton School/Music Centre Members: £55 per term (£100 refundable deposit).
External Hire: £100 per term (£100 refundable deposit).
Replacement strings, reeds, oils and grease are paid for by the hirer. For help and support, please contact us.
For Group 3 instruments, you must provide a copy of a relevant insurance document before the start of the hire period.
Returning Instruments During Covid-19
Staying Safe, Together
1 – CONTACT US: Before returning your instrument, please call us on 020 8640 5446 to arrange a time to return your instrument to our offices at Merton Abbey Primary School.
2 – CHECK YOUR INSTRUMENT: Make sure that all parts of the instrument are stored safely in its case and remove any items that belong to you.
3 – DROP THE INSTRUMENT OFF: Come to Merton Abbey Primary School, High Path, South Wimbledon, SW19 2JY at your pre-arranged time.
NB. Once we have processed your return we will email you confirmation of receipt and arrange to refund your deposit via bank transfer.
If you have any questions, please contact us.