This scheme is for woodwind and brass instruments (scroll down the page for details of our string instrument hire), and its simplicity for busy parents has been the key to its success. For 10% of the cost of the instrument, the player can try the instrument for four months (the trial period). Because there are so many good instruments available today, we have simplified the choice for parents by offering what we consider to be the ‘best value for money’ student instruments on the market. We are also very pleased that many adults are using our scheme to ‘have a go’.
How the interest-free scheme works:- Pay 10% of the purchase price, and have the trial use of an instrument for four months. At the end of the trial period, you can:-
- Buy the instrument outright by paying the remaining balance less 5%
- Pay the remaining balance by direct debit in twelve equal monthly installments.
- Return the instrument, in good order, with no further obligation.
All instruments are new and come as an outfit with the basic accessories to get started. Musicale tests all instruments before supply. This is not a hire or rental scheme, all payments go towards the customer’s purchase of their chosen instrument.
The two prices shown represent the 10% deposit, and the 10% deposit + optional £12 delivery charge. Multiply the deposit by 10 to get the retail price including vat.
Customers who are able to travel to Harpenden can take advantage of our one to one instrument taster sessions. Many budding instrumentalists are not quite sure what to take up and our taster sessions allow them to try any instrument they want before making their mind up with the help of our experienced assistants. The session costs £15 but this is waived if the Musicale Instrument Trial and Purchase Scheme is used.
The hire period is for a minimum of one month. We have the following sizes available: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 4/4 and you can change the size any time during a hire period as your child grows. Violins are £9 per month, Violas £16 per month, Cellos £24 per month. Delivery is £8 violins, £10 violas, £20 cellos or you can collect from the shop.
We understand that there will be some wear and tear on instruments as the children practice hard but customers will be liable in the unlikely event of a broken string or bow and we strongly recommend insuring your instrument against accidental damage on your home insurance!
Excellent and knowledgable staff provide great service for all your musical needs in Musicale’s well stocked shop. The Instrument Purchase Scheme is an amazing deal.
Absolutely excellent musical instrument schemes and high quality instruments. First class service that I have used on several occasions and will do so again without hesitation.
David Johnston spent as much time as was needed to select the right instrument for my son, and it was so much fun! A day to remember.
The last thing I wanted to do was to buy an instrument for my daughter only to find that she had lost interest. Musicale’s low deposit trial scheme is the perfect answer.