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Choosing the best path into a life of music for your child is not always simple, but our instrument hire scheme is here to help. With minimum hire periods from just one term, every child in Devon can have the opportunity to find the instrument that suits them best.

Instruments can be hired for any child in Devon up until the point where they leave main stream education.
We can arrange hire throughout the school year. Just contact us when you know that lessons will be starting and we can arrange for the instrument to be collected from our base in Willand, or our partner office in Exeter by arrangement. It's flexible, convenient and excellent value.

Schoolsclick here to print a hire form to pass on to students and parents
To hire an instrument please contact our team on 
01392 287235 
Contact Us
Babcock LDP Music Service  
Units 16 & 17 Blackdown Park
Southview Ind. Estate
Willand, Devon, EX15 2QW

Email us at : ldp-devonmusicserviceinstruments@babcockinternational.com

Who can hire
If your child is a pupil in Devon, aged 5 - 18 (and older in some circumstances) you can hire an instrument from us for them to use. Instruments can be collected from our Willand or Exeter office.  
You can start to hire at any point during the year if we have an instrument available - we charge by 4 month term, or academic year for the concessionary rate. 

Length of hire

The hire service gives children a first chance to try an instrument.  We expect that you will wish to buy a new or more advanced instrument as your child progresses and that you will return the hire instrument to us so that we can offer the chance to another pupil.  Our hire instruments are not available for sale!


The hire charges are shown below.  These charges are shown as a per 4 month term. If you start hiring part way through a term, we will offer the appropriate monthly reduction. Please note that we are unable to offer refund if the instrument is returned during a 4 month term period.

£30 per term
£30 per term
£30 per term
£30 per term
Double Bass
£30 per term
£30 per term
£30 per term
£30 per term
Short reach Bassooon
£30 per term
£30 per term
Saxophone (alto)
£60 per term
Saxophone (tenor)
£60 per term
Pocket Trumpet
£30 per term
£30 per term
£30 per term
Tenor Horn
Flugel Horn       
£30 per term
£30 per term
£30 per term      
£30 per term
French Horn
Mini Horn
£30 per term
£30 per term
£30 per term
Mini Tuba
£30 per term
£30 per term
We do not offer electric guitars or electronic keyboards for hire. Please ask the music teacher to recommend suitable instruments.

Concessionary hire charge
If the pupil is eligible for free school meals, we offer hire of any instrument for the period September 2016  - August 2017 for a single charge of £30.00.  Children in care are eligible to hire instruments free of charge subject to the receipt of a signed hire agreement from the carer.


Related Links:
Instrument Hire for Individuals
Last updated:19/04/2017 at 11:32

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