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As of August 2019, the Instrument Hire Charge has been set at £100 per pupil per year covering instrument hire, servicing and repair.  A discounted rate will be applied on any second instrument hired by an individual pupil.

Hire charges will NOT apply to pupils who:

  • are studying music at SQA level,
  • qualify for free school meals,
  • have their own instrument.

The approved charge of £100 per annum in West Dunbartonshire will be the second lowest in Scotland, and will be much cheaper in some cases than purchasing a musical instrument which can cost up to £500 depending on the instrument.

Instrumental tuition is available on the following instruments:

  • Strings – Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.
  • Brass – Trumpet, Cornet, French Horn, Tenor Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Trombone, Bass Trombone and Tuba.
  • Woodwind – Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone and Bassoon.
  • Guitar - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar and Ukulele (SQA pupils in S4-6 only)
  • Percussion - Drum Kit (SQA pupils in S4-6 only)