Scarpia Music has a special relationship with an instrument hire and supply company based in Exeter. Unfortunately we do not have any of or own instruments for this purpose. The instruments available for hire are for pupils in Devon of school age namely 5 to 18 years. The hired instruments cannot be taken on to university. But, if a pupil has progressed well, then it is very probable that a better instrument will be purchased to assist with the pupils musical development.
The cost of hire for most instruments is £30 per term (3 terms per year unlike the Plymouth 6 term year system) and there are some concessionary rates for children who receive free school meals. This can be beneficial to the pupil as the instrument can be changed to an alternative one if the first choice is not suitable which is sometimes the case for brass students