Hire an instrument

Suffolk County Music Service offers an enormous range of instruments available to hire for children and young people. Please see a list of instruments via the box at the bottom of the page. There will be a small price increase for 2024 - 25 - prices to be updated on website shortly.

Instrument Hire is free for all Children in Care (LAC), Previously Looked After Children (PLAC), and children in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM).

Charges and conditions apply. Please read the conditions at the link below for more information.

How to hire an instrument

  1. Read the conditions below and then complete the Instrument hire request form.
  2. You will receive an email acknowledgement of your request. Please check your junk/spam folders if the email is not in your inbox.
  3. When your request has been processed, the Music Service will contact you to confirm if an instrument is available and with payment and collection instructions. 

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Instrument care

How to look after your instrument

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Events Calendar

Looking to buy an instrument?

Financial support is available if you want to buy an instrument. Follow the links below to find out more information.