QUOTE(jch48 @ May 1 2010, 04:10 PM)
I just wondered if anyone could give me the approx. cost of hiring a tuba for a pupil to learn on.
Quite expensive I'm afraid. Probably £100 to £150 per month. Bear in mind that these beasts cost £5000-ish when new.
You would be better off buying a second-hand one off ebay, then if you need to get rid of it again, sell it the same way. You would probably get around the same that you paid for it.
Try contacting Mark Carter, he trades as 'Mr Tuba' based in South Wales. What he doesn't know about tubas isn't worth knowing.