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We do not recommend that parents of beginning pupils buy your own instrument to start with. Wigan Council runs its own flexible instrument hire scheme which makes acquiring your first instrument as simple and affordable as possible. Our instruments are not all new, but they are in good order and you can be sure that they are the correct specification for your child’s first stage of learning.


Hire Costs:


Orchestral Strings Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass with Bass Stool
£32 per year (includes accessories were necessary)

Brass Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Horn, Euphonium, French Horn, Baritone, Tuba.
£33 per term or £80 per year

Woodwind Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon
£33 per term or £80 per year

Saxophone
£45 per term or £110 per year

Guitar ¾ acoustic guitar
£15 per term or £35 per year


We do not hire Keyboards, piano's or drum kits. Various tuned percussion instruments are available for loan as well as snare drums for elementary orchestral percussionists.
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