We’re delighted to introduce our latest interview series ‘In the Spotlight’ with Take it away music shop members! Each month, you’ll get to know one of our music shops including how they started, what makes them tick and what you…
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.
As we all know, many small businesses and high street shops were knocked sideways when lockdown hit the UK, but a year later things are starting to look up…
Music shops have always been ‘essential shops’ in our eyes so we…
Have you seen the inside of a piano before? The sleek exterior is protecting the most beautiful and clever interior…
In celebration of #WorldPianoDay, we’ve got some top tips in an super useful article from Take it away music shop member…
The Take it away Consortium conducted research in 2019 which found that a lack of knowledge about the existence of adapted instruments is a major barrier to ensuring parity of opportunity in music-making for disabled children. Following this, we launched the…
This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating some of the musicians who inspired and gave us confidence to play what are often seen as just ‘traditional’ musical instruments.
Encouragement comes from many places, from an approving nod from a stranger (or perhaps…
They look similar, and may sound similar too, but what makes the violin different from the viola and vice versa? String instrument specialists and Take it away music shop member Caswell’s Strings are here to help!
Read on to find out…
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