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 bands and ensembles who have external tuition may also hire instruments at the Music Centre rate.
All hire is subject to availability and payment of hire deposit.
Group 1 Instruments:
Violin / Viola / Acoustic Guitar (Nylon String)
Refundable Deposit: £20
Lessons Online or in a Merton School: £37 per term
Music Centre Lesson/Membership: £42 per term
External Hire: £59 per term
Group 2 Instruments:
Flute / Clarinet / Alto Saxophone / Trumpet / Cornet / Trombone / Mini Horn / Cello
Refundable Deposit: £50
Lessons Online or in a Merton School: £49 per term
Music Centre Lesson/Membership: £59 per term
External Hire: £79 per term
Group 3 Instruments
Oboe / Bassoon / Tenor Saxophone / French Horn / Euphonium, Tuba / Double Bass / Xylophone
Refundable Deposit: £100
Lesson Online or in a Merton School: £54 per term
Music Centre Lesson/Membership: £70 per term
External Hire: £99 per term
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
Before returning your instrument, please call us on 020 8640 5446 to arrange a time to return your instrument.
Make sure that all parts of the instrument are stored safely in its case and remove any items that belong to you.
Come to: Harris Academy Morden, Llanthony Road entrance SM4 6DX (large green gates) at your pre-arranged time.
As you will be visiting us during the school day, you must not come onto the school grounds – please use the free parking available in the adjacent streets
When you arrive at the Llanthony Road gate to Harris Academy Morden, please call 020 8640 5446 to let us know that you are outside. A member of our team will walk up to meet you for a contactless collection outside the gate. Please remember to maintain a safe distance of at least 2 metres.
Once we have the instrument, we will email you confirmation of receipt and arrange to refund your deposit via bank transfer. We will not be issuing paper receipts for safety reasons
If you have any questions, please contact us.