York Arts Education offers a highly competitive instrumental hire scheme - ideal to get playing straight away!

We can also offer advice on purchasing a new instrument (although York Arts Education does not sell instruments nor offers a hire purchase scheme).

We have a wide range of instruments in stock - all in excellent playing condition. Most instruments are student 'entry' level models although we can supply instruments of higher quality for more advanced players. There is a 50% discount on hire charges for those who satisfy the following criteria:

  • free school meals/looked after/special educational needs/statemented
  • For those receiving a bursary, instrumental hire is FREE.

How do I hire an instrument?

The instrumental hire service operates from York Music Centre at Millthorpe School on Saturday mornings (9.30 - 12.30) during term time. If you wish to hire an instrument or come and try out a range please contact our administrator.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 01904 293236

You can either print out and complete your part of the Hire Contract (under Documents below) before you arrive to save time or this can be done when you collect the instrument. Please make your initial termly payment when you collect the instrument.

How do I pay?

The initial termly payment should be made when collecting the instrument (cheques payable to York Arts Education). Each subsequent termly payment is to be paid at the beginning of each term by BACS:

You will be sent an invoice and reminders by email.

How do I return an instrument?

Notify us in writing (email is OK) at least half a term in advance if you wish to stop hiring: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to the address above. Please return the instrument to York Music Centre at Millthorpe School, Saturdays 9.30 - 12.30, by the final Saturday of the term.

Please come to the Dining Hall at Millthorpe School (access via Scarcroft Road entrance). 

What if the instrument stops working?

If the instrument develops a fault through normal use please contact our administrator immediately and we will arrange for its repair or we will replace the instrument with a similar model. Instruments can be returned to and collected from York Music Centre at Millthorpe School on Saturday mornings (9.30 - 12.30) during term time.

 

Attachments:
Download this file (Instrument Hire Form 2018.pdf)Instrument Hire Form 2018[ ]133 kB

    We are a not-for-profit organsation supported by the York Music Hub and Arts Council England.