Hiring an accordion for the purposes of learning
Getting started is one of the hardest steps to take if you don’t already own an instrument. The choice of instruments, tunings and systems can be overwhelming. Unless you already know what you want the important thing is not to worry about this at the start. For this reason Double Zed Music have a range of serviceable accordions you can hire as a student from us just to get you started and give you more chance to decide what you will be ultimately happy with. We believe getting a feel for the accordion and making music is more important at this stage than making big decisions which cost a lot of money.
If you are taking lessons with us you will get preferential rates starting from £1 per day for a basic standard bass piano or button accordion subject to availability. Minimum hire period for this special deal is 2 months.
Other rates apply if you are a student with another teacher but still need to hire an accordion.
In each case please contact us to see which of our displayed accordions are currently in stock for hire.
Hiring an accordion for the purpose of performance.
Perhaps you are a travelling musician and are unable to take you accordion with you to the UK because of flight restrictions. Please contact us to see if we may have or are able to obtain an accordion to suit your needs. Special daily rates apply for this based on the instrument required.
We have a variety of systems and tunings available for hire.
Hiring a period accordion for filming or theatre
How many times have we watch a period drama or film and seen a modern accordion being played. To many this will not matter a jot but to those in the know it is like seeing a Roman soldier wearing a watch! The accordion and its relatives were patented in the 1820s. Instruments like cars have developed over time and so if your film or show is set in Victorian times, or in the 1920s and 30s the look will be radically different to an accordion from the 40s, 50s and 60s and anything later will be different again. If the accordion is to be played, then the correct tuning for the music to be played may also be a consideration too as would the geographical setting of your production, for example most French accordionists play button accordions where as in Scotland, the piano accordion dominates. A Victorian accordionist would have played a small button-keyed melodeon, a tango band would utilise a bandoneon and a modern classical accordionist would play very serious-looking large plain black “free bass” accordion.
Whatever your requirements please contact us to see what is available for your production. We have a range of authentic playable instruments as well as some for just miming with whose reed blocks can be removed so that they make no sound.