A wide range of brass, string, percussion and woodwind instruments are available to borrow.

FOR: Individuals and organisations in Cambridgeshire, in-school and out-of-school
£36 per term
£250 per term for a class set of instruments (between 15-30 instruments). (NB keyboards are provided normally on a 1:2 basis)
Collection and delivery costs £50 each way.

Our instrument bank is based at our Huntingdon centre. We can lend you a single instrument, or a set of instruments for your group – subject to availability. Use them for lessons and activities in or out of school, as well as taking them home to practice.

Our offer

Our bank of used instruments are fully maintained. We can deliver them to you and collect them afterwards (at an additional charge). If an instrument needs repair, we ask that you contact us and a replacement will be considered once our Instrument Technician has appraised the instrument.

Your responsibilities

Take good care of the instrument, as guided by us or your tutor.
Provide suitable consumables for instruments when needed (e.g. replacement strings, valve oil, beaters, reeds).
Let us know if an instrument needs repairing or is damaged, and return the instrument promptly to us for appraisal.
Contribute to the cost of repair or replacement if damage has been caused by the borrower through negligence.
Collect and return the instrument from our Huntingdon centre, unless you have paid for delivery and collection at the time of ordering.

Financial support

It may be possible to offer support. If you would like to apply, please contact us via email.

How to book

Bookings can be made on our online booking system (click 'Place an order' on this page). Please allow up to two weeks for us to get instruments ready for you.

When you book a music lesson, if you require the loan of an instrument for that lesson, please make a separate booking via your account; we will then organise an instrument for those lessons and contact you to organise collection. If you only want to borrow an instrument (and not book lessons) go to the ‘Instrument Loan’ navigation in your account.