Music education

Instrument hire

We have a wide range of instruments for hire.

Hire charges and form

You can hire a first instrument for free during the first term of hire, if you are either a:

  • Thurrock Music Services student
  • Thurrock Music Services ensemble member who attends on a regular basis and will play the hired instrument in the ensemble

There is no charge for hiring the fife or recorder. Stringed instruments are available in various sizes.

Instrument Thurrock Music Services student or ensemble member Other student
Bassoon – mini £25 per term £80 per term
Bassoon – short reach / full-sized £25 per term £100 per term
Cello £25 per term £60 per term
Clarinet £25 per term £40 per term
Cornet £25 per term £40 per term
Double Bass £25 per term £100 per term
Euphonium £25 per term £50 per term
Flute £25 per term £40 per term
French Horn £25 per term £50 per term
Guitar – classical / acoustic £15 per term £25 per term
Guitar – electric £25 per term £40 per term
Keyboard £25 per term £50 per term
Oboe £25 per term £60 per term
Saxophone £25 per term £50 per term
Trombone £25 per term £40 per term
Trumpet £25 per term £40 per term
Tuba £25 per term £50 per term
Viola £25 per term £40 per term
Violin £25 per term £40 per term

Thurrock Music Services Students who are eligible for free school meals will get a 50% discount on the hire fees – you will need to provide proof of eligibility.

Complete the application form if you would like to hire an instrument.

All listed prices are subject to change. All instruments for hire are subject to availability.

Returning instruments

We have set time periods for the collection and return of instruments. These are between 9:30am and 2:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

We can't provide a collection or return service outside of these hours.


All instruments are insured under a blanket all risks policy arranged through Allianz. Insurance is included in the hire price. The hirer must keep the property in a good state of repair and take all reasonable precautions to prevent accidents, loss or damage.

Assisted musical instrument purchase scheme

The scheme is available to students of school age who are receiving tuition through us and intend to continue for a period of at least 6 months after purchase.

Through this scheme, instruments can be purchased without VAT for educational purposes. Full payment is needed before an order is placed.

Contact us for more information.

Thurrock Music Services
High House Production Park, Vellacott Close, Purfleet-on-Thames, RM19 1RJ

: 01375 413 681