Rental prices for 2020 are as follows:

  • Three-quarter size violin £34 per month
  • 13¼ inch(32.7cm) viola £34 per month
  • 14¼ inch (36.2cm) viola £40 per month
  • 15 inch (38cm) viola £60 per month

If you hire an instrument, you will be given a contract to sign with full details of the agreement. The conditions of rental are these:

  • minimum rental period is normally one year, but in some circumstances a shorter period is possible
  • a deposit of 6 months’ rental is payable, which will be refunded if the instrument is returned in good condition
  • 75% of rental paid will be deducted from the purchase price of one of my new instruments
  • instruments must be insured by the hirer using an approved insurer (Allianz or Lark)

The rental instruments currently available are listed below. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact me, as it’s possible that a player using that size is soon to return it.

15 inch (38cm) two-cornered viola 2014

This is a really useful size of viola; perfect for teenagers before they are ready to decide on their ‘forever’ viola. This model has also been bought by several adults who fell in love with the rich, warm sound with a convincing C string combined with extreme ease of playing.

The viola is available to rent at £60 per month, or for outright purchase at £6000.