CENTRE OPENING TIMES

We are delighted to be able to partially reopen Colwell Arts Centre from the 26th April 2021 on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.

 

Whilst we are unable to provide you with our normal music lessons, music centres, county music groups and events due to Government restrictions we are putting our efforts into providing you with some educational, fun, inspiring links to enable you to keep your music making going! Click here for more information.

 

NEW ONLINE ENSEMBLE SESSIONS

Please note that all face-to-face rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government’s direction on COVID-19. However, we are delighted to announce the launch of our online ensemble sessions, open to anyone in Gloucestershire. Please click here for more details.

Instrument hire charges

Hire charges (per term) for individuals:

If you are a member of one of our music groups (even if you're an adult), or if you are paying the school (and not the tutor) for your tuition (LEA schools only), you are entitled to our lower hire rates and you don't have to pay a deposit.

The figures in bold italics apply to everyone else.  We ask adults hiring at this higher rate, and out of county hirers, to pay a £50 refundable deposit when you collect your instrument.

Violin / Viola

£13.70 / £16.44

Guitar

£11.60 / £13.92

All other instruments

£26.90 / £32.28

 

Percussion hire for Schools, Community and Music Groups.

GM has a large stock of quality percussion items for short or long term hire.

Individuals, schools and organisations can hire these items for a short term (up to 1 week) or long term (2 - 6 weeks).

Please email Steve Legge at steve.legge@gloucestershire.gov.uk or call him on 01452 330300.

Please note our prices below and conditions of hire:

Item

1 weeks hire cost

2-6 week hire cost

Replacement value for insurance

Bass drum and stand

£25.00

£50.00

£500.00

Bongos and stand

£10.00

£20.00

£200.00

Clash cymbals

£15.00

£30.00

£350.00

Glockenspiel and stand

£40.00

£80.00

£830.00

Gong and stand

£25.00

Not available for long term hire

£480.00

Granite blocks

£10.00

Not available for long term hire

£200.00

Snare drum and stand

£20.00

£40.00

£400.00

Suspended cymbal and stand

£15.00

£30.00

£250.00

Timpani (each)

£20.00

£40.00

£1,600.00

Tubular bells

£30.00

£60.00

£6,500.00

Vibraphone

£40.00

£80.00

£2,600.00

Wind chimes

£10.00

£20.00

£100.00

Xylophone

£40.00

Not available for long term hire

£1,700.00

 

 

 

 

Hire by agreement

 

 

 

Congas and stand

£30.00

Not available for long term hire

£600.00

Portable keyboard

£60.00

Not available for long term hire

£1,200.00

Amps

£20.00

Not available for long term hire

£400.00

Drum Kit

£40.00

£80.00

£800.00


Conditions of hire:

  1. Hire costs must be paid in advance along with a £50 deposit.
  2. Hirer is responsible for collection and return of all instruments from and to the Colwell Arts Centre.
  3. Hirer is responsible for all damage or loss and is advised to ensure insurance is in place for the full replacement value of each item.
  4. Hire costs do not include VAT.
  5. Please complete and sign hire form when collecting instruments.

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