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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 adviser. William is a graduate of Cambridge University, where he was also a choral scholar in the world-famous King’s College Choir.

Supporting William are a team of highly qualified education advisers based in our Warrington Education Office, with regional offices also in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Education Catalogue 2014/15

Our latest Education Catalogue is available now and is packed full of musical instruments and recording equipment for everyone. Click here to view the Dawsons Education Catalogue 2014/15 online.

Education Pricing

Educations 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.


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 the services which Dawsons can offer click here or contact one of our Education Offices.

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.

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.