Stockport music service

2. Instrument hire and purchase

Children and young people playing in Music Service groups or having lessons with a Music Service tutor can benefit from two schemes. This is to ensure that they have access to an instrument at an affordable cost.

The Music Service instrument hire scheme allows parents and carers to hire an instrument at an affordable price. This is so that the cost of buying an instrument doesn't stop the pupil from having lessons.

The Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme (AIPS), allows parents and carers to purchase an instrument through the Music Service. They can benefit from the VAT saving and any discounts that suppliers give to us.

This scheme has the full support of HMRC. Strict criteria apply but we can advise if you're eligible, however most parents and carers are.

You can contact the office for further details of both options by calling 0161 483 7636 or by emailing music.service@stockport.gov.uk.

Please contact the office before filling in the forms below to ensure the correct instrument is available for your child.

Instrumental hire agreement

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Request form

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