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Instrument Hire

Individuals
 
Instrument hire at competitive rates is now available to all children and young people learning an instrument in Somerset.

Termly hire will be billed in advance of the start of the term.  We hold a good stock of instruments but at times please be aware that hire will be subject to availability.
 
Charges from September 2017
  • Standard Rate - £40.00 per term - Pupils in maintained Somerset Schools and Academies
  • Reduced Rate - £35.00 per year - Pupils entitled to Free School Meals
  • Independent Rate - £44.00 per term - Pupils at Independent/Out of County Schools
Please note: there is no charge for Children Looked After who wish to learn an instrument.
 
To hire an instrument please complete the instrument hire application form.
 
For information on how to pay invoices, please click here.
 
Schools
 
Those schools/settings participating in Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET) is free for the first year.
 
Full and half sets of class instruments are available for schools to hire on either a half termly or annual rate.
 
SCC Maintained Schools
  • Class set of instruments (up to 30) - annual rate - £688.00*
  • Half classs set of instruments (up to 15) - annual rate - £413.00*
  • Class set of instruments (up to 30) - half termly rate - £138.00*

Academies 

  • Class set of instruments (up to 30) - annual rate - £726.00*
  • Half class set of instruments (up to 15) - annual rate - £435.00*
  • Class set of instruments (up to 30) - half termly rate - £149.00*

Independant/Out of County Schools

  • ​​Class set of instruments (up to 30) - annual rate - £726.00*
  • Half class set of instruments (up to 15) - annual rate - £435.00*
  • Class set of instruments (up to 30) - half termly rate - £149.00*
*Please note, these charges exclude any delivery or VAT that may be payable and are applicable to the 2017/2018 academic year only.
 
Key Stage 2 pupils progressing from Whole Class Ensemble Tuition to Progression Tuition with Somerset Music are entitled to free instruments to support Progression for the first year.
 
Instrument hire will be billed in advance directly to parents/carers.
 
Specialist/Commercial Hire
 
Specialist instruments (eg large percussion) are available for hire.  Please
contact Somerset Music for further details.
Somerset Music is part of Support Services for Education (SSE) which offers a wide variety of support services for all education providers, including Schools, Academies, Early Years Providers, Childcare settings and Local Authorities. SSE has extensive experience of providing high quality services to educational establishments enabling them to focus on delivering educational excellence to all children and young people. To find out more about what we can offer you, please visit our website, www.SupportServicesforEducation.co.uk, email us at SSE@somerset.gov.uk or give us a call on 01823 348266.
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