Music School

At Hickies Music School in Reading we teach over two hundred students a week from all across Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Our passionate and dedicated team of music tutors cover a broad range of instruments including guitar, piano, violin and woodwind. With the experience of our teachers, students of all ages and abilities are welcome from young maestros to seasoned musicians. All of our teaching rooms are furnished with instruments for students to use during lessons.

Instrument Rentals

Hickies has established itself as a prime source of instrument hire in Berkshire, Oxfordshire & the south of the United Kingdom. We provide instruments to both new and experienced musicians, local schools, halls and venues. Beginners can try out the instrument they’ve always wanted, without the large upfront cost to purchase. Professionals can access high quality instruments for gigs and concerts avoiding the need to transport their personal instruments.

Setups & Repairs

Instrument maintenance has always been an integral part of Hickies, since we opened our doors in 1864 we have been repairing and tuning instruments of all kinds. Accidentally breaking or damaging your instrument can be absolutely heartbreaking, but our passionate team of experienced and professional luthiers can often work wonders. At Hickies not only do we repair damaged instruments, we can also perform full servicing and modification.


Yamaha’s New Clavinova 700 Series

Take a look at the features of the new Yamaha 700 series. These are Yamaha's flagship digital grand pianos that produce an authentic and rich playing experience. With a whole host of new features this new series from Yamaha is very impressive and a great addition to Yamaha's line up of instruments.

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Dream Big | Yamaha’s Campaign To Make Renting Cost Less

Here at Hickies From the 15th of August to the 31st of October Hickies is working with Yamaha to make renting an instrument cost you less. You will now get your first months rent for free while choosing from Yamaha’s incredible collection of brass and woodwind instruments. While the “Start Small, Dream Big!” campaign is […]

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Back To School

Here we have our new collection of instruments and accessories for 2021 perfect to start the new school year.

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Russ’s Second-Hand Guitar Buying Guide

It’s no secret that the prices of new guitars are steadily on the rise, for example – 10 years ago an American made Stratocaster was half as much as a near identical model at today’s value and that rise doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As a result of this trend a lot […]

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