Gwent Music has a small stock of county instruments that may be available to loan or hire.

Availability often fluctuates depending on which instrument it is, and when the request is made.

We try to accommodate all requests by those students on free school meals, or low income.  After those have been allocated we decide on a first come, first served basis.

If you teacher has advised you to contact us then please fill out the form below and you will be placed on a waiting list.


If you would prefer to buy, or hire through a local retailer please see below.


Local music shops have instruments available for purchase or hire.

Preferred Instrument Purchase Scheme through Gwent Music

HMRC has authorised us to offer a Preferred Instrument Purchase Scheme for all portable instruments (no pianos or accessories sorry) which will enable you to purchase an instrument without paying 20% VAT.

This scheme is only available to those pupils who:-

  • Attend a Local Education Authority School.
  • Require an instrument for their studies.
  • Receive tuition from a Gwent Music Teacher and will continue for a minimum of one year following the instrument purchase.

To take advantage of this scheme, you will need to complete the Preferred Instrument Purchase Scheme form and get it signed by your child’s tutor who will normally recommend the make, model, size and/or grade of instrument that would be suitable for the pupil. Once this has been established, please call Gwent Music on 01633 210800 and we will contact our suppliers to get the most competitive quote on the instrument. We then inform you of the cost (VAT-free) and once you have made your payment (Payment link) and returned the signed form, we order the instrument from our suppliers. The instrument is then delivered to us and we call you when it is ready to collect.

It is also possible to visit suppliers who are aware of this scheme and try out different instruments in their shop before placing an order through us.

Click here to download the Preferred Instrument Purchase Scheme form

T: (01633) 210800


If you are interested in selling an old instrument, join our facebook page and talk to other music makers!


When your lessons start in school, your teacher will be able to tell you if we are able to loan you an instrument or if you will need to buy or hire an instrument.