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
INSTRUMENT HIRE (2019-20)
We offer different rates of hire. All requests to hire instruments for lessons in schools should be made through your child’s school. 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: Schools: £37.00, Music Centre: £42.00, External: £59 (Deposit – £20.00)
Violin, Viola, Guitar
GROUP 2 INSTRUMENTS: Schools: £49.00, Music Centre: £59.00, External: £79 (Deposit – £50.00)
Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Cornet, Trombone, Mini Horn, Cello
GROUP 3 INSTRUMENTS: Schools: £54.00, Music Centre: £70.00, External: £99 (Deposit – £100.00)
Oboe, Bassoon, Tenor Saxophone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, Double Bass, Xylophone
With regards to the instruments under the Group 3 category, a copy of a relevant insurance document will have to be provided by the hirer prior to the commencement of the hire period.
All replacement strings, reeds, oils and grease for hire instruments must be paid for by the hirer. Further details can be obtained from the MMF Office.