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Instrument Hire

Instrument Hire

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We offer an instrument hire service to pupils who are having regular lessons through Worcestershire Youth Music. Our current hire rate is £26 per term.

How to Hire an Instrument

You can request an instrument from us in one of two ways:

  • Online – Complete our Instrument Hire Web Form and submit payment online. Please supply a current email address with your form
  • By post – Contact our office on 01905 425611 to request a hard copy or print the Instrument Hire Form (PDF 1.27 MB) and send to us. Please enclose a cheque for £26 made payable to Worcestershire County Council

Your instrument will be delivered to your child's school, or made available for collection once payment has been received. Please allow two weeks for delivery. During busy periods we will advise you as to any further delays.

Hire Requests for Autumn 2013

For applications received in June, July and August, we will aim to deliver during the first two weeks of the new academic year, subject to instrument availability.

For applications received in September, while we would normally aim to deliver within two weeks of receiving the form, due to a high volume of instrument deliveries for project work during September, there may be a delay.

Instruments available to hire are:

String Instruments  Woodwind Instruments  Brass Instruments

Double Bass


Trumpet / Cornet
Tenor Horn
Euphonium / Baritone horn
French Horn


The termly hire fee includes the following support services:

  • Instrument Insurance – All instruments hired are automatically covered by Worcestershire Youth Music's insurance policy when at home, in school or in transit.
  • Collection and Delivery of instruments at school – When you begin hiring from us, we will deliver your instrument to your child's school.  When an instrument needs repairing or, in the case of string instruments, a larger instrument is required, we will collect your instrument and deliver a new one. When you need to return the instrument to us, we will also collect it directly from the school.
  • Repairs and Service – Our instruments are repaired and serviced by in-house technicians. Whenever an instrument requires a repair we try to ensure that a replacement is provided.

Instrument Purchase Scheme

As an education provider, we are able to offer children and young people access to our Instrument Purchase Scheme. The scheme is only available to pupils who are currently having tuition with Worcestershire Youth Music.

The scheme offers parents/guardians the opportunity to purchase an instrument at the cost price (excluding VAT).  At present this means that the price of an instrument would be reduced by 20%. Worcestershire Youth music charges a £10 administration fee for this service.

How it works:

  • Select the instrument you wish to purchase, this can be a new or second-hand. The supplier needs to be based in the UK and accept a County Council purchase order; instruments sold on eBay are not acceptable.
  • Complete the application form (PDF 202.5 KB) and return to Worcestershire Youth Music with any relevant supplier quotes attached.
  • Worcestershire Youth Music will invoice you directly for the cost of the instrument excluding VAT.
  • Once the invoice is paid the instrument can be released.

For further details or a copy of application form call 01905 333344.

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External websites

  • ESO
    The idea of ESO is to share the joys of live music with as wide a population as possible.
  • The Redditch Orchestra
    The Orchestra repertoire is varied, but mainly comes from the classical, romantic and early twentieth century. The programmes are designed to be interesting and a challenge for players to rehearse, to attract an audience
  • Worcestershire Philharmonic Orchestra (WPO)
    WPO's aim is to promote the enjoyment of orchestral playing by rehearsing music and giving regular public concerts of a high standard.
  • Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra (WSO)
    Founded over 100 years ago with the help of Edward Elgar WSO brings pleasure to a range of audiences throughout Worcestershire. 
  • Wyre Forest Symphony Orchestra (WFSO)
    WFSO is a local non-professional orchestra serving the towns of Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn and the wider community of the Wyre Forest area of the West Midlands.

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This page was last reviewed 12 August 2013 at 11:24.
The page is next due for review 8 February 2015.