Hire an Instrument

With assistance from the NSW Department of Education (DEC), NECOM is able to provide the invaluable service of hire instruments. This give families and students the opportunity to learn a musical instrument when the initial cost of buying an instrument is prohibitive. Currently, the NECOM instrument library includes the following instruments:

  • Violin, viola and cello -  full and fractional sizes (⅛, ¼, ½, ¾)
  • Flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone
  • Trumpet, French horn, trombone

Instruments can be hired to students enrolled in NECOM programs (internal hire), and to students of NECOM Music Educator Members (external hire).

Hire requirements

Hirers must organise insurance of the instrument for all risks and damages. In most cases, these can be included as an item on household insurance policies.  Where the instrument is above a certain amount, specialist insurance companies will need to be approached. Please refer to the detailed Information and Hire Form for further information.

Instruments should not be taken to classrooms or left on open racks around the school.  Instruments should be locked inside student's own locker or put into the special cupboards especially set aside for musical instruments.

Hirers must pay an up-front bond and a term fee.

Fees – Internal - Students of NECOM and Music Educator Members

$155.00 Bond for small fractional violins to be paid up-front and refunded after the instrument is returned.
$205.00 Bond for full-size violins, violas, cellos, brass  & woodwind instruments to be paid up-front and refunded after the instrument is returned.
$65.00 Hire fee each term for fractional violins
$85.00 Hire fee each term for full-size violins, violas, cellos, brass  & woodwind instruments
$TBC Family insurance coverage of instrument

Fees – External Students (non-NECOM students)

$205.00 Bond for small fractional violins to be paid up-front and refunded after the instrument is returned.
$255.00 Bond for full-size violins, violas, cellos, brass  & woodwind instruments to be paid up-front and refunded after the instrument is returned.
$160.00 Hire fee each term for fractional violins
$210.00 Hire fee each term for full-size violins, violas, cellos, brass  & woodwind instruments
$TBC Family insurance coverage of instrument

Instrument hire forms: