Please read below for information on how to apply, pay for and return hired instruments from Solihull Music Service
You are eligible to hire an instrument from Solihull Music Service if:
- Your child has instrumental lessons with a Solihull Music Service teacher either at a school in Solihull or at one of our music centres.
- Your child is a member of one of the music service ensembles.
Hire – what instruments are available to hire?
- Double Bass
- French Horn
- Tenor Horn
- Baritone Horn
- Electric Guitar
- Bass Guitar
How can I apply for instrument hire?
Please complete the Instrument hire form at the top of the page and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and hire is dependent on if we have instruments available. When the instrument is ready to collect we will contact you via email.
Please note your personal information will be handled in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Collecting the instrument and paying the initial upfront hire charge
Once you have been contacted to inform you an instrument is available you will need to collect the instrument from the music service office.
On arrival you will be asked to complete and sign the completed hire agreement form and make your first £15.00 upfront payment for the term. (Please note we currently can only accept cash or cheques payable to Solihull MBC for this initial payment)
How will I be billed after the first term?
Solihull MBC will send an invoice for £15.00 at the start of every term the instrument is in your possession. Please note charges will continue to be applied until the instrument is returned to the music service office.
Costs for hiring a musical instrument 2020/21
The cost of hiring any instrument from Solihull Music Service is £15.00 per instrument per term.
Pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals or are a Looked After Child are able to hire an instrument at no charge. Please inform the office team when you request an instrument so they can process your request as appropriately.
My child requires a larger instrument
If you child requires a larger instrument you will need to contact the music service to see if an appropriate instrument is available. We will contact you once this is possible and ask you to return the smaller instrument and swap to the larger size.
Returning the instrument
You will need to return the instrument to the music service office if you are no longer eligible for instrument hire.
Please return the instrument to us if you:
- Your child has terminated lessons provided by Solihull Music Service.
- Your child is no longer a member of a music service ensemble.
Where do I collect and return the instrument?
Solihull Music Service offices are based at:
Solihull Music Service
You will be able to collect and return the instrument on the days and times shown below:
- Monday to Thursday 9am -6.30pm
- Friday 9am -3pm