Musical Instrument Rental

We offer an instrument rental service on a large range of student instruments, including Violins, Violas, Cellos, Clarinets, Flutes, Trumpets, Saxophones and Trombones. 

All of our rental instruments are from high quality, established and reliable manufacturers and are maintained by our team of in-house technicians. 


How it works:

  • Once you know what instrument you would like to rent, visit the shop any time or contact us to arrange a fitting, a member of staff will be happy to assist you.
  • Don't forget to bring photo ID and a valid proof of address!
  • A member of our team will explain the details of the scheme to you and answer any questions you may have.
  • All of our instruments have been serviced and checked prior to renting and the staff member assisting you will go through all the parts/features with you.
  • A refundable deposit must be paid which is equivalent to three monthly payments (see table below).
  • A leasing agreement will be signed by both parties and an electronic copy will be sent to you, along with an instrument care guide and a copy of our terms & conditions.
  • The instrument is now yours to play!


See below for more details on our instrument rental services.



This table shows the different instruments we lease, with their associated monthly cost and the refundable deposit required to start renting.

Instrument Monthly Cost Deposit (refundable)
Violin £15 £45
Violin (Advanced)* £25 £75
Viola £20 £60
Cello £25 £75
Flute £25 £75
Clarinet £25 £75
Saxophone £30 £90
Trumpet £25 £75
Trombone £35 £105
Electric Guitar Pack** £25 £75
Classical Guitar*** £20 £60

* The Advanced Violin package consists of a Gliga Genial 1 Violin Outfit and is only available in 3/4 and 4/4 sizes.

** The Electric Guitar Pack consists of everything you need to get started, including; practice amplifier, gig bag & strap.

*** Classical Guitars are available from 1/2 to 4/4 size.



Coverage against loss or damage included, however misuse is *not* covered.



  • One form of photo identification (driving licence, passport etc.)

  • One proof of address (this can be a utility bill, bank statement etc.)

  • Debit or Credit card for initial deposit payment

  • Valid UK Bank account which accepts Direct Debit  

  • A telephone number, Email Address & Current Postal Address must be provided.



Terms & Conditions:              

  • Minimum lease term is three months. 

  • Lease payments are taken at the start of the month and are non-refundable

  • A refundable deposit equivalent to three monthly payments will be taken by Card in advance of the instrument being taken. The deposit will be refunded in full when the instrument and all associated items (case etc.) are returned in appropriate condition.

  • Bowed String Instrument outfits may be exchanged for a different size at any time during the lease period and at no extra cost. If you wish to do this, please contact a member of staff at the shop to guide you through the process.

  • The lease agreement may be ended at any time by returning the instrument in appropriate condition to the shop. A member of staff will inspect the instrument and upon acceptance of the condition, will refund the deposit.

  • The signatory to the agreement is fully responsible for the care and maintenance of the instrument and any provided accessories.

  • Consumables including Strings, Reeds, Cork Grease, Valve Oil and services such as Bow Re-hairing are not included in the lease agreement and are entirely the responsibility of the signatory. 

  • Repeated declined payments may result in the termination of the agreement and details may be handed over to a debt collection agency as a last resort.

  • It is the duty of the signatory to inform Dots Music Camden of any changes in contact information/address and bank account details.

  • All leased instruments remain property of Dots Music Camden.

  • Rent to buy scheme – upon returning your instrument to us, should you wish to purchase a new instrument of the same type, we will provide a discount on the new instrument which is equivalent to three monthly payments (for example; if your monthly payment was £20, you would receive £60 off the new instrument you wish to purchase)

  • Prior to the lease agreement beginning, the appropriate lease agreement form must be reviewed and signed by both a member of staff at Dots Music Camden and the customer who intends to lease the instrument. No instrument will be allowed to leave the shop unless this agreement is completed and signed in full by both parties.


Get in touch:   

We can answer your questions and share more details about the instruments we rent, how the scheme works in detail, or to arrange a fitting and reserve an instrument.