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

Education Team

The team is led by Director of Education, William Thompson, a former music teacher and advisor. William is a graduate of Cambridge University, where he was also a choral scholar at the world-famous King’s College Choir. 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

Our latest Education Catalogue is available now and is packed full of musical instruments and recording equipment for everyone. Click here to view the brand new Dawsons Education Catalogue. Not only do we offer you the best products, but the best service too!


We know that budgets are tight, so we keep our prices competitive and have reduced 100's of prices in this edition. 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 expert advisors 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. Whether based around PCs, Apple computers or tablets, we can help you find the best solution to provide a relevant music curriculum through the use of ICT. We can help with the design and installation of facilities including Recording Studios, Radio Stations and Multi Media Performance Areas, ensuring your school gets what you need, on time and in budget.

To find out more about how Dawsons can help you to offer Music Technology in your school, contact one of our team.

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*. Once the parent/pupil has chosen an instrument, the school places a formal order with us as normal. The parent then pays the ex-VAT price to the school. To find out more about this scheme and how it can work for you, contact one of our Education Offices.

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. Click here to view our brand new International catalogue, and contact our Main Education office for quotations or bulk discount pricing.

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.

*Some LEAs may also charge a small admin free.