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Instrument Hire

At Bristol Beacon we pride ourselves on being able to offer instrument hire for young musicians across Bristol taking music lessons in school or playing in one of our Music Centre ensembles.


Instrument Hire Costs

Instruments Hire Charge (per double term)

Band A – £22* – Violin, Viola, Acoustic Guitar
Band B – £33 – Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, French Horn, Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar

*Band A instruments may be purchased at the end of a full calendar year of hire for a nominal final fee.

If your child is in receipt of a bursary, Pupil Premium, EHCP, Free School Meals, or is a child in care they may be eligible for free instrument hire. Please see below for further details on applying for financial support, or contact us on or 0117 204 7140 to discuss this.


How to hire an instrument from us

You can make an application to hire an instrument from us online.

Hire an instrument


Please also read our Conditions of Hire which you will be required to sign online when submitting an application.

If your child requires modification to an instrument to enable and assist their playing, please get in touch with us to see how can help you.

If an instrument you want to play isn’t listed please contact us on or 0117 204 7140

Financial support

Music is for everyone, regardless of background or circumstance. Bristol Beacon offers a variety of bursaries and subsidised instrumental opportunities for children and young people in Bristol schools.

Find out about our range of bursarieseligibility criteria, how to apply and start your musical journey with us today.