Take it away
With interest-free loans for musical instruments, equipment and software, we give music-makers the backing they need
Guide to Buying Adaptive Musical Instruments
Our guide to over 80 musical instruments and products, many specifically designed to make learning and playing instruments of all kinds as accessible as possible for disabled players, is now available.
Music enriches lives, bringing people and communities together.
Together with the Music Industries Association and other partners working across the sector, we’re making sure music maintains and grows its place in the community
Take it away is a membership scheme for music retailers
Over 95,000 Take it away customers have purchased more than £70 million worth of instruments from our retailers
What we do
With interest-free loans for musical instruments, equipment and software, we help to support musicians at every level. As well as helping people become better musicians, we work with our retail partners to become stronger businesses.
Find your local music shop
Take it away is available in over 120 shops in England and Northern Ireland, most of which also sell online. Find your nearest one store.
Become a member retailer
We work with our retail partners to become stronger businesses. By investing our Arts Council grants in subsidised service charges, funding point-of-sale materials and supporting marketing campaigns, we help our retailers secure and build their place on the High Street.
Dive into the experiences of a visually-impaired community of audio engineers and music fans.
We spoke to the team behind CMPSR, the gaming-style music-making instrument that puts the play back into playing.
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We’re delighted to introduce our latest interview series ‘In the Spotlight’ with Take it away music shop members! You’ll get to know one of our music shops including how they started, what makes them tick and what you can expect…
World Heart Beat Music Academy is an inspirational centre of musical excellence for young people. The Academy aims to give children and young people – many of whom would never have access to musical education – the opportunity to learn…
The Music for Youth Proms is a spectacular national showcase event held at the Royal Albert Hall in November of every year. It provides a brilliant snapshot of young people’s music-making across the UK. The 2021 event was hailed as…
Earlier this year Orange Learn, part of Orange Amplification, launched a new collection of study books for students looking for an alternate way to learn to play rock guitar. This original series of books provides everything needed to take accredited rock guitar exams, from debut through to Grade 8.
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