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Musical Instruments For Schools

Established in 1978 Rimmers Music is one of the most successful and respected musical instrument retailers in the country. We have 7 stores in the North West of England, a store in Edinburgh and a huge warehouse/distribution centre with offices dealing with our website, mail order and education sales distribution (located in Leyland, Lancashire). We have a number of Rimmers Music Schools and we are recognised as an LCM (London College of Music) and Rock School Examination Centre, This means that many of our premises are used for the purpose of musical instrument examinations. We are committed to giving the best possible service and price. We are constantly training staff and looking for new ways to improve to ensure we give our customers the best customer care possible, along with excellent value for money. We have been supplying musical instruments to schools, colleges, universities and music services for many years. We have many contracts with county councils. We are proud to be part of musical instrument education throughout the UK.

Scotland (including Scotland Excel), England, Ireland and Wales.

Choose Rimmers Music As Your Musical Instrument Supplier

We make getting the musical instruments you need for your school, music service or music hub as simple as we can. We have thousands of musical instruments to choose from on our website, most with free next day delivery. If you are a council funded school, or vat registered, you can easily view all our products excluding vat by changing the "Inc. VAT" setting at the top of the website to "Ex. VAT". Just add products to your basket in the usual way to see the totals.

Educational establishments are able to order online and pay using the usual payment methods such as CREDIT/DEBIT CARD, PAYPAL, AMAZON PAY or on FINANCE. We also accept OFFICIAL SCHOOL ORDERS via telephone, email, or fax. You can even place your order online with just your school order number and we will contact you to confirm.

Ways We Can Support Your School Or Music Hub

We constantly check prices, but if you see any item cheaper, we will beat the price!
All you have to do is let us know the product, price and who's selling it.

Please use the contact form below , call or email to get a quote if you need a number of instruments, as we may be able to get a better price for you!

We can create a classroom package to suit your needs such as percussion, guitar or keyboard packs, for example. Tell us your needs and we will create the right combination of instruments for you.

Have you ever purchase items for your school you don't really need rather than lose your budget, or risk having your allowance reduced if you do not spend up? Don’t waste your budget, buy our school credit vouchers and get the products you want when you are ready. Purchase our school credit vouchers and have a full 12 months to decide what you want to spend them on. They are available for purchase at any time during the year and can be used in parts, or all at once. We will talk you through the process when you contact us.

We have the knowledge to help guide you with PA, studio and live performance equipment. Please talk to our experts about your specific requirements and we can make a bespoke system for your needs.

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We Can Also Help You With...

We have fully trained engineers and our own extensive workshop facilities. We repair electronic equipment, brass, woodwind and acoustic pianos. We will collect and deliver and may be able to loan you instruments so you can continue lessons without interruption.

We can help you fund your musical instrument projects by arranging finance or lease purchase via our financial partners at SYSCAP and V12 Finance. We can arrange a full quote and you can pay over 6 to 10 years and spread the cost. We can even arrange for the instruments to be renewed at regular intervals during the agreement.

The Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme also known as AIPS (sometimes abbreviated to Assisted Purchase) is a scheme that enables pupils at Local Education Authority Schools to purchase instruments free from VAT. In addition to our customary discounts, this can mean fantastic savings. This procedure has the full approval of H.M. Customs and Excise. We have long experience in operating this scheme on a nationwide basis. With the support of your school it helps students (and parents) get the instruments they need at a fraction of the price they would pay usually. We have a dedicated page explaining this and have a very simple order form for schools (or students/parents) to download if you wish to support it.

A full explanation of the Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme and Order Form for schools can be found by clicking - HERE

How To Place An Order Or Get A Quote

Online: Add Items To Your Basket and Check Out
(Simply Pay Online, Or Choose Cheque/BACS As The Payment Method)

Phone: 01772 622111 (With Your Order Number)

Fax: 01772 641403 (With Your Official Order)

(Email your order with the order number)

Post: Post Your Order To The Address Below

Rimmers Music
Unit 18, Centurion Industrial Estate

PR25 4GU

Please Note: We do not charge for delivery an any order of £75.00 or over.

If you don't see what you are looking for, need specialist advice or information, please contact us by telephone, email or fill in our contact form and rest assured we will do our very best to support you.

Kindest regards
Rimmers Music
Customer Service Team