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Instrument hire

Sutton Music Service has a large number of musical instruments available for hire to pupils who attend a school within the London Borough of Sutton. Our instrument loan service is a key part of the Music Service’s commitment to helping young people access affordable instrumental tuition.

The instrument hire scheme is extremely popular, and the demand is very high. Therefore, we can only operate on a strict first-come, first-served policy. Instruments are only available to students in Sutton schools or students who are members of a Sutton Music Service ensemble.

Instruments available for hire

How do I hire an instrument?

To hire an instrument, please fill in our online instrument hire form.

Once you have submitted an online application for instrument hire, your application may take between 7 – 10 days to process before the instrument is ready to be collected.  We will contact you when your instrument is ready to pick up. 

How do I collect the instrument?

If there is an instrument available, you will need to collect it from Sutton Music Service, Cognus Limited, 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, SM5 2JG.

Hire instrument collections can only be made on Mondays and Tuesday between 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, or Fridays between 9:30 am and 11:30 am during school term time.

We do not have the resources to deliver instruments to schools.

For further information on Instrument Hire please contact us.

Instrument hire charges (Sept 2019 - Aug 2020)

All instrument hires cost £35 per term.

Pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals will be charged £10 per term for Instrument Hire.

Please note that you will have to produce two forms of identification with your current address on before you can hire an instrument.