Instrument Hire & Return


 St Mewan School orchestra - flautist

The Cornwall Music Education Hub, (CMEH), has a large pool of instruments which may be hired by any individual or organisation, depending on availability.

Hire cost is between £21.60 and £38.40 per term (including VAT); however certain instruments such as guitars, keyboards and saxophones are not normally available.

The maximum hire period for an instrument is four terms, at which point they are serviced and restocked for new pupils. This hire period gives ample time for parents and carers to be certain of their child’s commitment and investigate purchasing their own instrument.


A £7.50 (plus VAT) delivery/collection charge will automatically be added to the cost of the first term’s hire. Instruments will be delivered to and collected from your child's school by courier.  

Please complete the Instrument Hire Form and return to the CMEH office.

CMEH Instrument Hire Form - 2016-17 (word)/ CMEH Instrument Hire Form - 2016-17 (PDF)

Subsidised Hire

Students in receipt of Free School Meals, Children in Care and children of Services Families can apply for a 50% subsidy on their instrument hire fee. Please indicate on your instrument hire form if your child is eligible for this. 

Classroom sets of instruments for hire

The Hub has a number of class sets of instruments that can be hired from the Hub at a subsidised rate. The sets are ideal for First Access.

Whole class set of instruments - Prices and Hire agreement 2017-18

Returning an instrument?

If you are returning an instrument to a school please email us at with the following details so that we can log the return and organise collection of the instrument


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