Our Education Program

Organising, ordering and maintaining instruments and accessories for your school can be a daunting task, but we are here to help! We highly value music education, and have a comprehensive education program that helps schools nurture the musical abilities of their players, with a full-time education manager who can assist with any orders and queries you may have.

School Catalogue

Each year, we put together a catalogue that showcases the products and services we offer, curated specifically for schools. To view our catalogue for 2019, click here (the catalogue is password protected, please email us for access).

Education Discount

To help promote music in schools, we offer discounts on all of our products. This discount does not apply to our workshop pricing.

Pick Ups and Drop Offs

For larger orders with instruments, we offer a safer and more cost effective in-house delivery solution. We are also able to come and collect any instruments from your school that need to be serviced in our workshop. We charge a flat rate of $60 per journey, and we usually ask for 48 hours notice in order to organise it.

School Rental Program

For schools wanting a flexible and affordable option to purchasing instruments, we offer a great alternative; our school rental program.

Renting an instrument is a great way for students to start learning, giving them all the benefits of one of our instruments without needing to purchase. Our rental program gives you the flexibility to change sizes at any time as a student grows or your student mix changes, at no extra cost. Our rental instruments, sourced from our beginner instrument range, are expertly setup and serviced by our workshop team. Each rental instrument comes as an outfit, and includes an instrument, bow, case or bag and rosin.

Our school rental program offers affordable rates and simplified payment options payable per school term. These rates are specific for schools. Combined with easy terms, we have made the process as simple as possible to put the focus on student learning. All rental instruments are covered by insurance for accidental damage and theft, which is included in the rental rates. For full terms and condition and for rental rates, view our catalogue or email education@violins.com.au.

Instrument Servicing

String instruments perform at their best when serviced regularly. As such, we recommend getting your instruments serviced every six months. Servicing, conducted by our team of trained luthiers, entails checking the strings, bridge, pegs, bow, and cleaning the instrument. To ensure that your school instruments stay in optimal playing condition, we offer schools free servicing for the first two years on any instrument purchased from us. You will however, be required to pay for any additional parts needed to complete the service.

We also understand that accidents do happen, and your instruments may require some repairs. Our workshop has the ability to perform any repairs that need to be done, subject to a repair assessment being completed. To make the process easier, we offer free repair assessments for schools.

If your school has a large number of instruments that require servicing, we can organise to collect them and bring them to our workshop, and then return them on completion. This may require a little more organisation, for enquiries please email education@violins.com.au.

Testimonials

"Ravenswood are proud to have regular association with Sydney String Centre. We have a large music department at the school with five String Ensembles, Years 2 and 3 String Programs and Orchestras. We can depend on Sydney Strings to order and deliver our instruments in a timely manner and also are appreciative of their loan instruments when extra instruments are required or being repaired. Last Christmas we placed a large order for string instruments and accessories as our program has grown exponentially over the past year. The delivery person assisted with checking the delivery items against the order which was beyond our expectations. Sydney Strings offer advice, assist with ordering and we would highly recommend their products, repair service and friendly staff." Ravenswood School for Girls (2018)

"Shore school has purchased many instruments, accessories and music from the Sydney String Centre over many years. The service from the staff is highly professional, friendly and extremely efficient. When music is required there’s always honest advice about how to source it quickly in readiness for ensemble rehearsals and private students. I’ve been most impressed with the advice and quotes provided whenever there have been issues with the instruments. The parents who have purchased instruments from the Sydney String Centre have always commented on the professional advice they have been given, the comprehensive information on the website and the choice of instruments provided. The follow up on repairs and servicing of instruments has also been welcomed. We look forward to continuing our support of the Sydney String Centre." Shore School (2018)