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Thanks to a long running government scheme, young players receiving music tuitions at state schools are able to purchase instruments and accessories via their county or school with the VAT deducted. Providing your county participates in the scheme and your child qualifies, all that is required to take part in the scheme is the relevant signed form from your child’s teacher, and written approval from your school sent to us prior to your visit. They can send it via email at cardiffviolins@btconnect.com or fax to 029 20 25 70 34. If in doubt please call us on 029 20 22 77 61. A sale cannot be made without the relevant forms completed.

The VAT will be deducted from the total price of your purchase, and our invoice will be sent directly to your school or county together with your form and cheque (although some counties now take card payments). Instruments over £800 may be taken on approval, with all the paperwork to be completed at the end of the trying out period (some counties charge an administration fee).

PLEASE NOTE: The scheme is only relevant to new instruments. Instruments that we sell on commission, as well as instruments in the antique scheme are not eligible for purchase through the assisted purchase scheme.  Please inform us that you wish to use the assisted purchase scheme upon arrival so we can show you the correct instruments.  

For a comprehensive guide on the Assisted purchase scheme, please click here.

Listed below are the contact numbers for most County Music Services or co-ordinators.  If your county isn’t listed or the telephone number is wrong, please search online.

Bridgend:  01656 642 658
Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Music Service: 029 20 640 950
Caerphilly Music Service :  07795 391 834
Carmarthenshire Music Service: 01267 267 803
Ceredigion Music Service : 01970 633 614
Conwy Music Service: 01492 575 086
Cornwall Music Service: 01209 721 417
Denbighsire and Flinshire Music Service: 01352 704 097
Devon Music Service: 0845 155 1019
Dorset Music Service: 01258 457 480
Gloucestershire Music Service: 01452 330 330/01452 330 292
Gwynedd Music Service: 01286 685 237
Gwent Music Service: 01633 414 800
Herefordshire Music Service: 01432 260 840
Kent Music Service: 01622 691 212
Merthyr Tydfil Music Service: 01443 223 196
Neath Port Talbot Music Service: 01792 846 338
Pembrokeshire Music Service: 01437 775 076
Powys Music Service: 01597 826 117/01686 626 395
Rhondda Cynon Taf: 01443 744017
Swansea Music Service: 01792 846 338
Shropshire Music Service: 01743 874 145
Somerset Music Service: 0300 123 2224
Wiltshire Music Service: 01225 713 845
Worcestershire Music Service: 01452 330 300/01452 330 292
Wrexham Music Service: 01978 317 625