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 90,000 Take it away customers have purchased more than £64 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 130 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.
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.
Summer is finally here, and many parents’ minds are turning to the long summer holidays and what activities to plan for their children. Why not book them on a music course? There's a lot of choices out there, and many of them are great value.
The Inclusive Music Consortium, formerly the Take it away Consortium, was honoured at the Music & Drama Education Awards on 23rd March.
Following the success of last year's event "Normalising the Conversation", Jason Dasent is organising another live music industry forum focusing on accessibility.
We update this page monthly with the latest opportunities and deadlines for creative grants that will help you on your musical journey. Here's what caught our eye in January.
Orange Learn, part of Orange Amplification, has launched a brand new collection of study books for students looking for an alternate way to learn to play rock guitar. This original series of new books provides everything needed to take accredited rock guitar exams, from debut through to Grade 8.
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