Instruments for hire and purchase

Hiring an instrument

Update August 2020: From 1st September 2020 we will be offering our instrument hire and repair service on an appointment only basis.  Please complete this form to book an appointment and a member of the KMS team will be in contact.

You are responsible for ensuring your child has an instrument for lessons and practice.

We have a range of instruments you can hire. As at September 2019, the cost for hiring an instrument is:

  • £34 per term for Band 1 instruments (flute, clarinet, guitar, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola) (£13.60 per term for bursary students).
  • £51 per term for Band 2 instruments (oboe, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, cello, double bass)  (£20.40 per term for bursary students).

One term's fees are required as deposit and will be refunded on return of the instrument subject to it being in satisfactory condition (not withstanding wear and tear). You would need to collect the instrument from our main office at the Hook Centre.

You are liable to insure and maintain the instrument you have hired and must return the instrument when your child stops lessons, or stops playing in an ensemble, in the same condition that you received it. 

Book an appointment to return a hired instrument

Your child must be attending a Kingston Council maintained school in order to hire an instrument through Kingston Music Service. If your child attends an academy or independent school, then a request must be made directly through the school.