Discounts and subsidies

Safeguarding training course

We have teamed up with the Child Protection Company to develop an online safeguarding course designed specifically for leisure-time music groups, available to Making Music members at a discounted rate.

The course is a valuable opportunity for music group organisers to gain relevant and pertinent information about safeguarding today. Thought provoking scenarios used in the course ensure that appropriate awareness of safeguarding is the learning outcome of the course. - Andrew Adam, Congleton Youth Orchestra

ACS is offering Making Music member discounts on their custom and universal hearing protection products

ACS specialise in hearing protection for musicians and music lovers. They offer a range or attenuating earplugs that reduce damaging frequencies but still allow you to hear the music – ideal for a leisure time musician. 

You can find out more about ACS on their Making Music Corporate Membership blog and on their website

Adopt a Composer legacy: Re-scored pieces for member groups to perform

Over the years, the Adopt a Composer project has inspired fantastic musical creations that are worth sharing, so we've created a library of these compositions. The composers have re-scored their pieces to make them more accessible to other kinds of groups. These new versions are free for Making Music member groups to download and perform.

Sing or play Danyal Dhondy's choral companion piece to Fauré’s Requiem for free

Danyal Dhondy's Still the Sirens is a new piece commissioned by Making Music specifically for leisure-time groups as a companion piece to Fauré’s Requiem. The parts are available free to Making Music members until July 2020 in digital format.

£500 off touring for member groups

Corporate members Club Europe Concert Tours are offering Making Music member groups an exclusive £500 off tours.

The discount applies for any group booking their first tour with Club Europe. The tour can take place in 2019 or 2020. 

You can find out about tours and destinations on offer at the Club Europe website.

To claim the discount, quote code MM500 when booking.

Discounts on music technology products

Steinberg have linked up with GAK Music shop to offer Making Music members preferential discounted prices on their range of products.

15% off hire or purchase of Patrick Hawes Great War Symphony

Patrick Hawes is an English composer who has made his mark as a torchbearer of the English musical tradition of Vaughan Williams and Delius. You can find more about Patrick and Hawes Music on their website.

In recent years Patrick has written several works to commemorate 100 years since the First World War, one of which is the new choral work The Great War Symphony, scored for SATB choir, orchestra and soloists.

Take it away scheme: interest-free finance when buying a musical instrument

Lanched in 2007, the 'Take it away' scheme works with music retailers to provide interest-free finance for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, helping to ensure that more people can access instruments and learn to play. As of August 2017, the scheme has been expanded to cover all age groups and to include digital musical equipment and musical accessories like cases.

Member-of-member musical instrument insurance discount

Making Music offers fantastic musical instrument insurance, created especially for amateur musicians where you need it most. Members of Making Music member groups can now access our insurance with a specially-discounted admin fee of £4 (£11 for non-members).

Subsidies for engaging professional artists

In the current economic climate, where arts funding is scarcer than ever, it can be tough for amateur music groups to engage high-quality soloists for their concerts. To help to address this, Making Music runs the following schemes, helping member groups to engage artists at specially reduced or subsidised rates.