Kensington Chimes Music
9 Harrington Road
South Kensington, London SW7 3ES

|Rentals|

Chimes Rental Scheme is highly regarded by our customers and has recently recieved praise in the LondonPortrait magazine. 'Isn't it always the way that children want to play an instrument until just after you've bought it - and then announce that they want to play something different! That's why we adore Chimes Music Shop; they have a hire service available for children, so they can try an instrument for a few months before buying.'

We offer a range of student models for rental. All rentals are charged every 3 months.

We are now offering 10% discount on sheet music and accessories to all of our rental customers.

This is available across the three Chimes Music branches.

 

You can buy your rental instrument at any time deducting up to 2 paid rental instalments from the retail price. If the instrument was an ex-rental model, your instalments would be taken from the ex-rental price. Please be aware that we are unable to take back instruments as a part payment on a larger size or more expensive model.

Please note that the parent or legal guardian of the child must sign all rental contracts, and you must bring 2 forms of identification in order to complete the contract - 1 form of photographic identification (ie passport or driving license) and 1 other item which acts as proof of address (ie council tax bill or bank statement etc). We are currently only able to rent out instruments for children.

Listed below are the rental prices of all our instruments. If you are after a specific model and /or size, it is advisable to phone ahead to reserve.

Strings

String rentals are on a rolling contract with payment taken at the start of every three month period. Our staff can assess the correct size of instrument for your child, and the size can be changed when needed at any point in the contract.

Violin (all sizes)

Rental Price

(per 3 month period)

 New Price

Ex-Rental Price
Primavera 100 £27 POA

POA

Primavera 150 £27 POA £100
Stentor 2  £27 POA £100
Primavera 200 (standard model) £27 POA £110
Zeller  £30 POA £265
Stentor Conservatoire £30 POA £190
Yamaha £30 £404 £280

 

Violas (all sizes)

     
Stringers £42 N/A £200
Zeller (re-strung Violin) £30 POA £205

 

Cellos (all sizes)

     
Primavera 100 £55 POA £400
Stentor Model 2 £55 POA £440
Primavera 200 £90 POA £590
Eschini £90 N/A £685
Stentor Conservatoire £90 £925 £795

 

*Limited availability

  1. Violas (all sizes) and violins strung as violas are available on request.
  2. All instruments can be fitted with a professional quality set of strings (i.e. Dominant, Jarger, Pirastro). A discount of 20% will be given on the normal retail price of a full set.
  3. All hired instruments are available for purchase. Prices given on request.

Woodwind & Brass

 

Flutes

Rental Price

(per 3 month period)

New Price

Ex-Rental Price
Trevor James (Straight) £55 £399

£289

Trevor James (Straight & Curved) £65 £469 £339
Jupiter 700 £60 £425 £305
Jupiter 700 (curved head) £65 £499 £369
Yamaha 212 £70 £586 £446
Yamaha 212 (curved head)  £75 732.00 £582
Pearl 505E £75 £495 £345
Pearl 505EUS (Curved head) £85 £580 £410

 

Clarinets

   

 

 

Jupiter 700S-Q £50 £350 £250
Buffet Prodige £65 £450 £320
Yamaha 255 £60 £425 £295

 

Oboe

     
Howarth S10 £189 £1400 POA
Yamaha 241B-30 £180 £1350 POA

 

Alto Saxophones

     
Jupiter 500 £80 £699 £539
Yamaha 280 £90 £957 £777

 

Tenor Saxophone

     
Yamaha 280 £175 £1100 POA

 

Trumpets

     
Yamaha 2330 £50 385

 POA

 

PYamaha 2330S (Silver) £60 £400 £280
Jupiter 500 £45 £330 £240

 

Cornets

     
Jupiter 5700 £65 £460 £330
Yamaha 2330III £75 £480 £350

 

Trombone

     
Yamaha 354ECN £80 £520 £360
Jupiter 232 £65 £445 £315