Discounts

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.

Access Danyal Dhondy choral companion piece to Fauré’s Requiem

Still The Sirens is a new piece commissioned by Making Music specifically for leisure-time vocal groups as a companion piece to Fauré’s Requiem. The parts will be free to Making Music members until July 2020 in digital format.

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 £2 (£11 for non-members).

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

Composers who took part in the 2015/16 project have re-scored their pieces to make them more accessible to groups of other kinds. These new versions are now available for Making Music member groups to download for free and perform.

Selected Artists Subsidy application

To help some of our smaller promoting groups with the cost of booking professional artists we are introducing a new booking fee subsidy with this year's Selected Artist Guide.

Discounts on concert clothing

Black dress code, a company specialising in concert clothing for orchestras, choirs and soloists, are offering Making Music members a 10% discount on all orders.

They aim to provide black concert clothing that is both high quality and stylish whilst not getting in the way of performance. They’ve got a range of clothing for men and women in a variety of styles.

To claim your 10% discount, use the following code when ordering:

Artist Expenses Subsidy (promoters) application

Apply for a subsidy of up to 50% of the travel and accommodation expenses for booking a professional artist for your promoting group.

Discounts on music lessons

Three of our corporate members – WKMT, Your Space Music Lessons and London Piano Institute – are offering discounts on lessons to Making Music members. Find out more about how to claim below.

WKMT: 5% off piano lessons

WKMT offers piano lessons in London (studios in Kensington and Camberwell with home visits also available) to children and adults of all abilities. Lessons are available Monday to Sunday 9am to 9pm.

15% off recordings on location with 360 Music

Audio production company 360 Music are now offering Making Music members a 15% discount on all services plus a special Christmas concert offer. The 360 Music team can help with every stage of your recording project. All genres and size of ensemble are catered for, from Jazz trio to full-scale opera.

Services include;

Pre-Production