At Beaufort, we believe that practice at home on a regular basis aids the rapid progress of a child’s playing.

Remember, your child will be having 30 mins to 1 hour contact time per week with his/her teacher. To make the time your child has with their teacher as productive as possible it’s very important to have an instrument to practise on at home.  There are several shops which stock beginner instruments to buy or hire, and these will happily advise you on the range of options.  Teachers will inform you of the correct size & make of instrument when they meet your child at his/her first lesson.  It is advisable to take your child with you to the music shop so they can test out various instruments before you buy/hire.

You have the option to hire an instrument from as little as £10 a month until you know this is the instrument your child will be committed to.

Our Hire service is available to both members & non-members of Beaufort Music Academy. Members will have a discounted rate on our instrument rental scheme.

Who is a member?

Members are students who hold their lessons with Beaufort Music Academy

Why Rent?

Our rental plans give you the chance to try an instrument of your choice for a low monthly rate. We rent out good quality instruments which encourages beginners when they are starting out. Our instruments are set up, guaranteed and maintained through your rental period.


Beaufort currently rent out keyboards, guitars, violins and drum kits. Brass and wind instruments can be hired from one of our partnered providers below:

Woodwind workshop

42 Whitgift Avenue

South Croydon


020 8686 3530

Jonathan Myall Music

46 South End




020 8662 8400

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