Instrument Hire

Durham Music Service have a variety of instruments available to hire such as:

  • Brass instruments
  • Woodwind instruments
  • Strings

Parents/carers are responsible for the instruments that are hired for their child, we would like to make you aware that if any damages are caused or if the instrument is lost or stolen, you will be charge for the repairs or replacement. We recommend you have adequate insurance cover for the instrument that you are hiring. Instruments will often be covered by household ‘contents’ policies or they can be insured separately through specialist insurance policies.

Please read the relevant care instructions for your instruments. 






If you child has registered for percussion lessons, they will need a pair of drum sticks to commence lessons and these will need to be replaced as required. Drum sticks are not expensive and are available from the following:

    If your child does not have access to a drum kit at home they may find it useful to have a drum practice pad – these are available from the same outlets. It is important that your child uses the correct size of drum stick. Please contact us and ask your child’s Durham Music Service Teacher for guidance on the right size for your child.