Instrument Hire

At Bristol Plays Music we pride ourselves on being able to offer affordable instrument hire for young musicians across Bristol having lessons in school or playing in one of our Music Centre ensembles.

Instrument Hire Costs

Fees are chargeable in advance per double term, eg. Terms 1&2, or can be paid annually.

Instruments Hire Charge (per double term)
Band A Violin, Viola, Guitar, Ukulele £20*
Band B Cello, Double Bass
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone
French Horn, Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

*Band A instruments may be purchased at the end of the academic year for a nominal final fee. Please contact us for further information.

If your child is in receipt of a bursary or Pupil Premium, they may be eligible for free instrument hire. Please contact us to discuss this.

How to Hire an Instrument

To enquire about hiring an instrument, please fill in our instrument hire enquiry form. A member of staff will then get in touch with you to let you know if there is a suitable instrument available for you to hire.

Please also read our Conditions of Hire.

If your child requires modification to an instrument to enable and assist their playing, we would welcome a conversation with you to see how we might further support you.

If the instrument you are interested in isn’t listed or you have any other questions, please contact | 0117 204 7140.