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Musical Instrument Hire

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our offices in Aylesham and Maidstone are currently closed.

If you are an individual and need to hire an instrument, then deliveries may be able to be arranged, so please get in touch!

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate deliveries or collections of instruments to schools.

Please contact the team on musicresources@kent-music.com to discuss hiring an instrument.

Please find more information on how we’re ensuring access to music during COVID-19 on our dedicated page here.

You can find out more about hiring a musical instrument below.

Music Instrument Hire for Individuals

Kent Music has a wide range of musical instruments for hire. Our aim is to make good quality musical instruments available to students at very reasonable rates, saving the expense of buying an instrument. If you would like to hire an instrument, please follow the links to apply below.

Whether you have hired or own your instrument, take a look at our handy Instrument Care Guide for hints, tips and advice on making the most of your instrument. 

Musical instruments for hire




Double Bass 











Tenor Horn 

Baritone Horn 

French Horn 



Drum Kit 

Side Drum 



Electric Guitar  

Bass Guitar 


Electric Drum Kit 


Costs for hiring a musical instrument 

2020-21 (Academic Year) 

£20* per term if taking lessons with Kent Music 
£40* per term if not taking lessons with Kent Music

For more information contact us on musicresources@kent-music.com 

*Please note that further charges will apply where accidental damage or loss are concerned 

Please read our terms and conditions for musical instrument hire.

Picking up and dropping off your instruments

Please be aware that picking up and dropping off instruments can only be done via appointment at Aylesham or Maidstone. Please contact the team on musicresources@kent-music.com to arrange an appointment. 

How to Apply

Applications for instrument hire for the new academic year 2020-21 are now open.

New and existing students can register via the button below. You will need to register for an account upon completion of your application. 

Please do not create a new account if you are an existing Kent Music student, parent, or carer, as you will already have an account. Details of this should have been sent to you in August 2020. If you have lost or forgotten your account details, please contact our Customer Services team on customerservices@kent-music.com who will be able to provide you with your account details. 

On completion, the application form will link electronically with our registration system which will then enable applications to be processed more quickly and enable better communication.

School Instrument Hire

Music Resources Kent is responsible for approximately 16,000 instruments across the county. We offer schools a wide range of instruments to hire for MusicPlus (subsidised), projects, bands, orchestras and tuition from as little as £1.20 per instrument per academic year. Hire includes free deliveries and collections and an in-house repair and replacement service.*  

Find costs for specific instruments in this 2020-21 Schools Price List

Please contact us at musicresources@kent-music.com to find out more about hiring instruments for your school.  

*Please note that further charges will apply where accidental damage or loss are concerned 

Please read our terms and conditions for school instrument hire.