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Our dedicated Education division is one of the foremost suppliers of musical equipment to schools, colleges and universities in the UK and internationally. We provide a wide selection of products, including acoustic and electric guitars, pianos & keyboards, drums & percussion, PA & DJ equipment, orchestral instruments, sheet music and the very latest in music ICT.

Education Team

The team is led by Director of Education, William Thompson, a former music teacher and advisor. Supporting William are a team of highly qualified education advisors based in our Warrington Education Office, with regional offices also in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Dawsons Education Catalogue

Education Catalogue 2016/17

Important Announcement

Due to ongoing price changes in response to Brexit, some pricing within this catalogue may no longer be valid. Please contact us for current pricing.

Our latest Education Catalogue is available now. Not only do we offer you the best products, but the best service too! Please click on the image to the left to view our online catalogue.


We know that budgets are tight, so we keep our prices as competitive as possible.

  • Most education establishments are entitled to ex VAT pricing, which is what appears within our catalogue. The prices on the main Dawsons website include VAT, so please contact our team and we will be happy to give you the discounted ex-VAT price which you will pay.
  • We also offer a Price Match Promise***, where if you find the same item at a lower price in another education catalogue, we will match or better it!

Music Technology

Dawsons has unrivalled experience in the development of music ICT facilities in schools around the world, and we will find the best solution to provide a relevant music curriculum through the use of ICT for your school. We can help with the design and installation of facilities including:

  • Recording Studios
  • Radio Stations
  • Multi Media Performance Areas.

To find out more about how Dawsons can help you to offer Music Technology in your school, contact our team. Watch the video below for more information.



Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme

The Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme (AIPS) enables pupils in LEA schools and Academies to purchase instruments without paying VAT. This means that parents will only pay the discounted ex-VAT price quoted in the brochure**. To find out more about this scheme and how it can work for you, contact one of our Education Offices or see the back page of the catalogue.

International Schools

We work with schools all over the world providing musical instruments, expertise and design and installation consultation. We are happy to work with schools on an individual basis or with consolidators based in the UK or overseas to manage bulk consignments.

Main Education Office

Scotland Office

Northern Ireland and Eire Office

The Dawsons Music Education team are available from 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

*Discounts are available on one order only. Not in conjunction with any other offer, or any contract pricing. Discount not valid on installations and design work, Apple products, multibuys, software, books or music or delivery.

**Some LEAs may also charge a small admin free.

*** For full T&C’s, see the main catalogue.