Parents may wish to purchase an instrument for their child. Your child’s teacher is always the best person to give advice on what to buy. EMS407 lists local music shops
The Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme enables pupils having music lessons at LEA-maintained schools to purchase musical instruments without paying VAT.
Once the parent/pupil has chosen an instrument and supplier, they should ask the school to place a formal order with the instrument retailer.
Alternatively parents whose child is taught by an EMS teacher may use the EMS Assisted Purchase Scheme as detailed in EMS408 below.