Musical instrument purchase scheme (IPS)

The Doncaster Music Service is able to offer parents or guardians the opportunity to purchase new musical instruments at a discounted price and without the addition of VAT.

Considerable savings can be achieved by using the Instrument Purchase Scheme (IPS).  Some second hand instruments may also be available. This offer is subject to the continuation of excise approval.   

The following conditions must be met:

  • the child must be taking instrumental lessons from a member of staff of the Doncaster Music Service in their school;
  • and/or be attending a William Appleby Music Centre ensemble/group;
  • the instrument must be needed for education that is part of the child's normal curriculum and be likely to be needed for a reasonable period of time.

The instrument must be portable and must be brought to school and/or the William Appleby Music Centre on at least a weekly basis during term time.

If these conditions are not met, you will not be eligible.  

The following suppliers have previously been used by parents of our pupils, however, you may wish to use your own supplier provided they have agreed to take part in the scheme and are happy to abide by the terms and conditions. 

List of IPS suppliers previously used by parents

You may use any supplier of your choice who is willing to sell instruments through the scheme however, the following suppliers have been used by parents of our pupils.
  • Alderson Woodwind and Brass, 36 Cantley Manor Avenue, Cantley, Doncaster, DN4 6TN. Tel: 01302 371587.  Website
  • All Brass and Woodwind, Arch 70/82, York Street, Leeds West Yorkshire, LS9 8AA.  Tel: 0113 2421332.  Website
  • All Flutes Plus, 60-61 Warren Street, London. Tel: 020 7388 8438.  Website
  • Band Supplies, 7 Hunslet Road, Leeds. Tel: 0113 245 3097.  Website
  • Banks and Son Music Ltd, 18 Lendal, York, YO1 2AU. Tel: 01904 658836. Website
  • Caswells Strings, Unit 15, Beaumont Close, Banbury, OX16 1TP. Tel: 01280 707 140. Website
  • Chamberlain Music, 70 Wey Hill, Haslemere GU27 1HN. Tel: 01428 658806.  Website
  • Dawsons Music and Sound Ltd, Krypton House, 110 Hallwood Avenue, Haydock, WA11 9WA. Tel: 0333 015 6495. Website
  • Guitar Village, 80 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7EN.  Tel: 01252 726821.  Website
  • Hanson Musical Instruments, Warehouse Hill Road, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6AB.  Tel: 01484 848060  Website
  • Normans Musical Instruments, Unit 3, Ryknild Industrial Estate, Derby Road, Burton-upon-Trent, DE14 1RZ. Tel: 01283 535333.  Website
  • John Packer Ltd, Summerfield Avenue, Chelston Business Park, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 9JF.  Website
  • JPB Music, 6 Connaught Place, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 2QA. Tel: 01934 628600.  Website
  • Paxman Musical Instruments Limited, 197 Long Lane, London SE1 4PD. Tel: 0207 620 2077.  Website
  • Michael Rath Brass Musical Instruments Limited, Crossley Mills, New Mill Road, Honely, Holmfirth, HD9 6QB. Tel: 01484 660555.  Website
  • Scheerers Musical Instruments, 88/90 Merrion Centre, Leeds. Tel: 0113 2449592. Website
  • Turner Violins, 1-5 Lily Grove, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1QL.  Tel: 0115 943 0333.  Website
  • Windblowers, 75-77 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5BA. Tel: 0115 9410543.  Website
  • Windstruments, 3 Croft Ave, Bingley BD16 2DT.  Tel: 01274 510050. Website
  • Woodwind and Reed, 106 Russell Street, Cambridge, CB2 1HU.  Tel: 01223 500442. Website 

Please click on the link below to complete your application.

Take it away scheme

Arts Council England have announced a new way for parents and carers to purchase musical instruments for children by spreading the costs with an interest free loan of up to £5,000.  This scheme is available in over 300 musical shops across the country.  For more information please visit the:

Awards for Young Musicians

Awards for Young Musicians is a registered charity that supports young musicians.  Please visit their website for more information:

Further information:

There are a number of Frequently Asked Questions on our About Doncaster Music Service page that may help you, however, should you need more information please use the contact details below.


For more information contact the Music Service via:

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Last updated: 13 September 2023 11:36:25

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