Norfolk Music Hub

Instrument Hire and Resources

The Music Service has a wide range of well over 1,000 musical instruments in its instrument hire scheme for instrumental learners. This stock is reviewed regularly and updated to ensure pupils are always learning on good quality instruments. The Music Service also has an extensive Music Library containing over 7,000 scores.

What we offer:

  • All pupils learning an instrument through the Music Service with a Music Service teacher are able to access the instrument hire scheme through their school at a very competitive rate
  • KS1 and KS2 pupils learning for the first time can access instrument hire free of charge for the first year of learning
  • Access to a fantastic repair and delivery service for the duration of the hire agreement
  • All schools who access Music Service tuition are able to borrow resources from the Music Library.


Instruments are currently charged at £15 per term for Guitar, Upper Strings and Keyboard, £25 per term for Woodwind and Upper Brass, £30 per term for Lower Strings, Lower Brass and Endangered Species instruments* (including Bassoon, French Horn and Euphonium).

Each instrument is hired for a minimum of half a term and schools will be charged on a half termly basis. Instrument hire is free for the first year for all KS1/2 pupils learning through the Music Service and completely free of charge to those pupils learning through the Music Service who are in receipt of Free School Meals or who are Looked After.

*Bursaries may be available for Endangered Species instruments on request.

Please contact us for our Fee Remission policy.

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Charanga Musical School is the most significant new Primary music resource for a decade which is being used by over 100 Primary schools across Norfolk. It’s a living cloud-based resource that brings together great music, modern pedagogy and the latest educational technology. It supports all aspects of music in school including the new music curriculum, as well as providing children and their families with opportunities to continue learning and exploring music at home through Music World.

A Musical School licence includes individual access for as many teachers in your school as you would like plus access for all children to Music World online learning. If you run whole class instrumental programmes across a year group, so much the better. Children’s achievement will benefit from good quality instrumental ensemble work at any stage of their progression.

The Charanga Musical School Scheme provides teachers with week-by-week lesson support for each year group in the school. It is ideal for specialist and non-specialist teachers and provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson.

The Scheme supports all the requirements of the new National Curriculum and is absolutely in line with published Ofsted guidance.

The Music Service offers schools the chance to purchase a Charanga licence at the discounted rate of £160 per annum or free if you are in receipt of a Whole Class Instrumental Teaching package. We can arrange for you to have a free demonstration in your school and you will be invited to attend regular Charanga Cafés for sharing knowledge and ideas. For more information please visit


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