Merton Music Foundation

Instrument Hire

Merton Music Foundation has a large stock of musical instruments available for hire. If you are thinking of buying an instrument we are happy to offer advice.

Hire Charges for MMF tuition (2018-19)

Hire charges are payable termly and a one-off deposit is required on all instruments.
The hire period is normally limited to three terms and all hire is provided subject to availability.


Group 1 Instrumentsviolin / viola / guitar
Schools: £36.00 per term / one-off deposit: £20.00

Music Centre: £41.00 per term / one-off deposit: £20.00


Group 2 Instruments: flute / clarinet / alto saxophone / trumpet / cornet / trombone  mini horn / cello
Schools: £48.00 per term / one-off deposit: £50.00

Music Centre: £58.00 per term / one-off deposit: £50.00


Group 3 Instruments*: oboe / bassoon / tenor saxophone / French horn / euphonium / tuba / double bass / xylophone
Schools: £53.00 per term / one-off deposit: £100.00

Music Centre: £69.00 per term / one-off deposit: £100.00

*To hire instruments under the Group 3 category, a copy of a relevant insurance document will need to be provided by the hirer prior to the start of the hire period.


All replacement strings, reeds, oils and grease for hire instruments are paid for by the hirer.

Insuring Your Instrument

All instruments should be insured. MMF recommends specialist musical instrument insurers Allianz ( Please quote us when insuring your instrument as Merton Music Foundation receives a small donation with any policies taken out.

External Hire

Subject to availability, we also provide instruments on external hire. Prices available separately from MMF. Email for further information.

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