FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please see below for a useful list of answers to frequently asked questions…

The EMS office opens on Wednesdays, 09:30 am – 4:00 pm during term time, for Instrument Hires and Returns.

ATTENDANCE IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Please CLICK HERE to make an appointment.

The EMS team are available online Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm during term time.

If you have an enquiry or require further assistance, please get in touch using our CONTACT form.

Students living and/or attending school in the Ealing borough are able to hire from us.

We offer a wide selection of instruments for hire including the following;
Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Cornet, Djembe, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Santoor, Saxophone (Alto), Sitar, Tabla, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin.

We DO NOT hire Guitars, Recorders, Ukuleles or Keyboards.

Please note that it is not cost-effective to hire Guitars, Recorders, or Ukuleles as it is cheaper to buy these outright.

For advice on buying a guitar, please see EMS416 Advice on buying a Guitar for Beginners.pdf

CLICK HERE for more information on Instrument Hire.

Instrument hire is charged on a termly, rolling basis until the instrument is returned. Payment is by Direct Debit, managed by Ealing Council’s Corporate Collections.

Hires are charged per academic term as follows:

Instruments for Hire Termly Charge
2022/23
Termly Charge
2023/24
Djembe, Tabla, Viola, Violin £23 £24
Cello, Clarinet, Cornet, Flute, Saxophone (Alto), Santoor, Sitar, Trumpet, Trombone £28 £29
Bassoon, Double Bass, French Horn, Oboe £37 £38

Please note that it is not cost-effective to hire Guitars, Recorders, or Ukuleles as it is cheaper to buy these outright.

For advice on buying a guitar, please see EMS416 Advice on buying a Guitar for Beginners.pdf

CLICK HERE for more information on Instrument Hire.

Simply Book an Appointment to return your instrument. Once the instrument has been returned, we will instruct Corporate Collections to close your hire account and cancel your direct debit.

We are based in the Dominion Centre & Library, 112 The Green, Southall, UB2 4BQ.

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If you require payment for services rendered, you will need to be set up as a supplier on Ealing Council’s financial system.

For information on the process and documents required, please see here: New Supplier Set Up Requirements.pdf

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