Instrument purchase and hire

Instrument Hire

ArtForms has a wide range of instruments that schools can hire if their children are learning with ArtForms Musician Teachers.

Many of our instruments are brand new, and all are of suitable quality to encourage learners.

Our range of instruments for hire includes:
•Strings – Violins, violas, cellos and double basses in a range of sizes;
•Guitars – Acoustic, electric and bass;
•Woodwind – Flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, alto and tenor saxophones;
•Brass – Trumpets, cornets, French horns (full size and ‘small wrap’), E flat horns, baritones, euphoniums (including 4 valve compensated instruments), trombones (altos and tenors) and tubas;
•Percussion – Drum kits with cymbals and stools, electronic drum kits, a wide range of specialist and orchestral percussion.


Cost of Hire

The cost of hire is £16 per term for each instrument.  On receipt of the instruments, headteachers sign a hire agreement and their school budgets will be recharged for the cost each term.


Booking of Hire Instruments

We can advise on the suitability of specific instruments for your school, as can your visiting ArtForms teacher. To enquire about how to book an instrument to hire, please email


Instrument Purchase Scheme

The scheme offers schools (including academies) and pupils the opportunity to buy musical instruments free of VAT and often with an additional educational discount, giving combined savings which substantially reduce the price compared to the original retail price. To qualify for the scheme, pupils must meet at least one of the following criteria:
•They receive instrumental tuition from an ArtForms Musician Teacher in their school;
•They play in a school ensemble;
•They are studying on a GCSE, AS or A2 music course.

How to place an order

Individual pupils can purchase instruments through the scheme but the school must place the order with ArtForms. Parents pay the VAT free price to the school, who in turn pay ArtForms via internal recharge.

For further information, please contact Mark Tunnicliffe on tel: 0113 3782850 or email: