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We offer an instrument hire service to pupils who are having regular lessons through Severn Arts. As of September 2016 our hire rate is £32 per term.

How to Hire an Instrument

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


Complete our Instrument Hire Online Form and submit payment online. Before the instrument is released we require the first term’s payment of £32 in advance. You will need to have a Visa or MasterCard card to hand.

If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, instrument hire is free of charge. Please indicate your eligibility on the online form and also send us the Remission Application Form.

Instrument Hire Online Form

By post

Contact our office on 01905 947300 to request a hard copy of the instrument hire form and send to us. Please enclose a cheque for £32 made payable to Severn Arts.

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.

Instruments available to hire are:

String Instruments Woodwind Instruments Brass Instruments
Violin Flute Trumpet / Cornet
Viola Oboe Tenor Horn
Cello Clarinet Euphonium
Double Bass Bassoon Baritone Horn
Saxophone French Horn

The termly hire fee includes the following support services:

Instrument Insurance

All instruments are insured against accidental damage and loss.

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.

Replacement Instruments

If your instrument becomes damaged or develops a problem, or if your child needs a larger sized stringed instrument as they grow, Severn Arts will provide a replacement instrument free of charge. Simply contact our office and an exchange date will be agreed. You will need to return the instrument to the school reception by the exchange date, ensuring that the school office is aware. Please note that if the original instrument is not available in school we will not be able to leave the replacement.

Request Replacement

Cancelling Hire

If you wish to cancel instrument hire, we require a Cancellation Form to be sent to our office or inf[email protected]. Leaving the instrument at school, informing the music teacher or school office is not sufficient and you will still be liable for payment. Please note our 30 day notice period as detailed in our Terms & Conditions. After this period has passed please return the instrument to school (we advise that you request a receipt or acknowledgement), letting us know once you have done so and we will arrange collection.