Parents: Find instruments

Access to the right instrument, which they can ideally take home, is essential to your son or daughter making progress in their lessons.

Children learning through Whole Class Ensemble Tuition in school get the use of an instrument free of charge for the duration of the tuition.

Some schools are able to offer instruments free of charge for pupils receiving instrumental tuition in school. Contact your school for more information.

Musical instruments can also be hired through Lancashire Music Service if your son or daughter is part of a Music Centre Ensemble or County Ensemble.

You can also arrange your own instrument hire or purchase through a music shop or online.

Caring for Your Instrument

An important part of having an instrument is taking good care of it so it plays well. We’ve put together some instrument care sheets to help your child to continue to enjoy playing.

Taking Care of Your Brass Instrument

Taking Care of Your Woodwind Instrument

Taking Care of Your Keyboard

Taking Care of Your String Instrument

Taking Care of Your Guitar or Ukulele 

Help with Costs

If you qualify for Pupil Premium you are entitled to help with the cost of an instrument and tuition from Lancashire Music Service. Contact them directly for details.

Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) is a UK charity who believe that all musically talented young people should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, whatever their background. They carefully target their resources to give talented children from lower income families the best possible chance to flourish and grow as musicians. Visit the Awards for Musicians website.

Future Talent is a charity that gives financial support and guidance to young musicians aged between 5 and 18 who are clearly demonstrating outstanding musical ability or potential, but for whatever reason do not have the financial means to reach their goal. They support musicians from all musical genres and awards are given for a variety of purposes including the purchase of instruments, music lessons, fees for specialist training courses and membership to national training ensembles. Visit the Future Talent website.