Buying a new instrument for the first time can be a daunting experience. Regardless of what you are buying, it can be difficult knowing where to start. You might be thinking that some instruments all look the same but there…
Take it away
With interest-fee loans for musical instruments, equipment, software and tuition, 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, software and tuition, 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.
It’s a new year. I think we all agree that this does not and should not = a new you.
However, the beginning of a year is a great moment to reflect. Resolutions can be a useful focus but somehow that…
As the end of the calendar year draws near, it’s time to start thinking about challenges and opportunities in the year ahead! Has your child been recommended a new instrument? Have they outgrown their current violin? Is it time for…
We’re delighted to introduce Ebony & Ivory, the newest music shop member of the Take it away scheme!
Celebrating 40 years of business, we caught up with the team to find out more about the shop based in Colindale, North-West…
Over the past few months, our eight challenge teams have been working hard to address the accessibility challenges of people who want to play or produce music, but find it physically challenging to do so. Their aim was to build…
Reshape Music: A report exploring the lived experience of Disabled musicians in education and beyond sets out the significant barriers faced by Disabled musicians to access music education and music-making in the UK.
We are really excited to share the news…
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