Your child has the chance to have violin, viola or cello lessons, but you're not sure where to start. Of course you want them to succeed, but what if he/she doesn't take to it? What if your child is too small for a full size instrument, and they will need to upgrade to a larger size in a year or two?
The temptation is to buy the cheapest instrument you can find. Unfortunately cheap instruments are difficult to play, sound terrible, and willl almost certainly discourage your child from playing (imagine trying to learn to drive in a car with sloppy steering, awkward gear change and poor brakes).
Typical monthly rental costs are shown below. Before coming to the shop to hire an instrument, it's advisable to contact us first to check availability.
Note that all of our rental violins, violas and cellos are now better-quality, European-made instruments.
|Violin Outfit 4/4||£17*||£0||£30|
|Violin Outfit 3/4, 1/2, & 1/4||£14*||£0||£30|
|Cello Outfit 4/4||£27*||£0||£50|
|Cello Outfit 3/4, 1/2, & 1/4||£21*||£0||£50|
* Payable by quarterly Direct Debit
** Delivery amount covers the cost of sending to you and back to us at the end of your rental agreement. Please keep the packaging so it is safely transported back to us on return.
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Once you have decided on an instrument, we can set up the rental agreement while you are in the shop - this usually takes around 10-15mins. We will need your name, address and bank account details*, including the address of your bank (this is usually printed in your chequebook), plus some form of identification such as a driving licence or passport.
The first three months' payment is made in the shop by either cash, cheque, credit or debit card; while you are in the shop we also set up a Direct Debit agreement which will be used for your next payment in 3 months time.
Should you wish to cancel at any time, you need to return the instrument at least 4 working days before the next payment is due, to give us enough time to cancel the agreement.
*You must have a valid current account capable of supporting Direct Debit
We take a good quality European instrument and then: