Musical Instruments for Primary Schools – Our Top 5 Best Online Shops

Access to musical instruments is an integral part of teaching an engaging music lesson within primary education. However, trying to find the best deals on buying multiple instruments can be a difficult task. So we’ve put together a list of the top 5 places to purchase music instruments for primary schools.


Normans have been around for over 60 years now and are fully established as a trustful provider of primary music equipment. They offer free delivery (on orders over £75) and a 5-year warranty (on orders over £150). As well as selling equipment, they also offer a rental service. For bulk ordering, it is definitely worth contacting them for a personalised quote specifically tailored to your exact requirements. Make an education account with Normans and you will have access to exclusive discounts on orders and services/repairs.


An online site, Starland have a great selection of both small and large musical instruments for purchase. For schools looking to spend a little more of their budget and upgrade their piano, this can make the process quick and simple! Not sure what you need? They provide a telephone advisory service for schools looking to upgrade their music equipment (01752313300).


An online site providing a collective array of instruments in most varieties. These include musical instruments fit for both early years and primary education and SEN students. Their site often has a sale including offers of 50% off selected items which works extremely well for schools managing a tight budget!

Rimmers Music

Rimmers Music has one of the largest selections of instruments available for purchase on their website. One of the main elements they have to offer is their eclectic orchestral collection. If you’re looking to expand your musical variety and explore some classic musical instruments, this is a great place to shop! 

Haydock Music

Haydock Music are specialists in providing primary schools with both music equipment and instruments. As well as a huge selection of instrument choice for purchase they also offer rental, tuition and an option to purchase sheet music. 

If you are a primary educator and want to learn more about teaching music for primary schools, why not check out our CPD courses? Join the Academy by clicking here, or heading to CPD UK accredits our courses to ensure we provide the highest quality materials to reform your music lessons. For more information, email or give us a call on 0800 7565580.

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Corinne Hope
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