Our Music Technology Pack contains all you need to start recording your own songs/beats as used by songwriters, producers and musicians.

Included in the pack is:

  • Focusrite Solo Studio interface contains ( Solo Interface, Headphone and Studio Mic plus link cable)
  • 61 note Midi Keyboard
  • 1 x Mic Stand

This can be used with an iPad using the enclosed cable (Powered USB hub and adapter needed for use with Midi Keyboard not supplied) or with a Mac or Windows computer (Driver needed)

Can be used with all Digital Audio Workstation (DAW’s) software including Garage Band, Logic Pro, Ableton, Cubase and more.


We hope you enjoy your newly hired instrument. Please take the time to read the following guidance in order to keep the instrument in its best condition.

Caring for your instrument & Safety

  • Please take care when using headphones as playing at extremely high volumes can damage hearing.
  • Always use the supplied bag when transporting the instrument, and ensure that the keyboard is put on a suitable stable surface before playing.
  • Only ever use the supplied power adapter as alternatives could be unsafe.


  • The hirer is responsible for any loss or damage to the instrument and as a result we recommend taking out insurance.
  • You may be able to insure the instrument under your household policy, alternatively there are many companies specialising in musical instrument insurance.

Damage and Repairs

  • In the unfortunate event that your instrument is damaged, Essex Music Service should be consulted to seek approval and advice before any repairs are undertaken.
  • The hirer is responsible for any costs incurred to repair the instrument through a result of misuse, accident or neglect.
  • We may either ask to receive the instrument back whilst it is repaired, or alternatively we may be able to recommend a repairer for you to take the instrument to.

Returning your Instrument

  • Please contact the Music Service to arrange the return of your instrument.
  • Please ensure the instrument is clean and that all accessories that came with the instrument are present to avoid any charges.
  • If any accessories are missing we encourage you to purchase these yourself before returning the instrument.

Lessons and Ensembles

Essex Music Service provides quality music tuition and ensembles to schools and colleges throughout Essex, covering all major orchestral and band instruments and musical styles. Playing or singing together with other people (ensemble) is one of the most exciting and enjoyable musical experiences. We provide a whole range of opportunities for young people of all ages and abilities, covering almost all instruments and voice. Many of our groups offer students the chance to tour in the UK and abroad!

If you’ve never played or sung in a group before, one of our workshops would be a great way to get started. In collaboration with our partners, we offer regular workshops in singing , jazz , strings, wind, brass, guitar, percussion and rock – sign up to our newsletter mailing list to receive details.

If you’re a bit more experienced you could join one of our groups that meet regularly, either monthly or in the school holidays.