Instrument Hire/Loan Scheme
Our Instrument Hire scheme is open to children and young people who receive tuition through any delivery partner of Make Music Swindon Music Education hub. Instrument loans are available to schools that buy-in blocks of time or for those pupils that receive tuition through Swindon Music Service (both in or out of school) and also attend Swindon Young Musicians.
Can I hire or get a loan of an instrument?
See our at a glance criteria here Can I hire/loan?
What can I hire?
You can hire a … Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet / Cornet, Saxophone, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium and Baritone and Tuba, as long as we have your chosen instrument in stock at the time of your request. You can collect an instrument from our music centre. We can also deliver to LA/Academy schools throughout the year if you are receiving tuition at school that is booked and paid for by the school.
For more information about our hire/loan scheme, please contact the admin office.
What are the costs of Instrument Hire for 2022/23?
Instrument hire is agreed for a minimum of one-year. If you pack-in your lessons within the year, the instrument MUST be returned as soon as the lessons cease.
Full cost for the year is: £60 for all types of instruments we hire, plus a refundable deposit of £50 once the instrument has been returned (please see our terms and conditions for more information).
For those who qualify for REMISSIONS Bursaries, a 60% reduction is applied: cost for the year is: £24 for all types of instruments we hire, plus a refundable deposit of £50 once the instrument has been returned (please see our terms and conditions for more information).
To assist with your enquiries, we have produced a set of frequently asked questions: FAQs
If you still do not have the answer to your question please contact us: https://smscio.org/contact-us/
Cleaning of instruments during COVID-19 pandemic
The booklet outlines the cleaning and maintenance procedures needed. To view the guidance, you can download a pdf by clicking on the link here or by clicking the picture.