Hire an instrument

All young people learning through Luton Music Service in small group tuition in primary schools, or with Hub Accredited Tutors through one-to-one tuition in secondary schools, are entitled to hire instruments at discounted rates. You can hire:

Flute               Clarinet             Trumpet             Trombone           Violin/viola           Cello                 Drums


The minimum hire period is one term except where hire starts mid-term, and fees are invoiced termly, around 8 weeks in advance and usually at the end of the month.

Help with costs

FREE instrument hire (and tuition) is available for children entitled to Free School Meals or in the care of the local authority.

To hire an instrument, please contact Luton Music Service at lutonmusicservice@luton.gov.uk.

Buy an instrument VAT free:

The Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme (AIPS) can help you to buy an instrument at a fraction of the normal price. This enables us and other providers to sell instruments free from VAT to pupils who receive tuition from us.

This scheme is not available for adults.

Luton Music Service can source a new or second-hand instrument from one of our approved suppliers. For full details, download the Assisted Purchase application form or contact us.

Alternatively, you can buy an instrument with an interest free loan via Dawsons Music’s ‘Take it Away Scheme’. http://www.takeitaway.org.uk/

Please note, the Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme does not include guitars and is only available to pupils in full-time education in a Local Authority school in Luton.