Instrument Rentals

For schools in our service area, Art's Music Shop can supply students with a quality instrument, priced within your budget, based upon your Band Director’s recommendations. We’ll find you the best possible instrument, hand-selected for you. Just talk to any Art’s Music Shop employee!

Most beginners start their musical journey on an instrument that has been rented from a retail music store

The Benefits of Renting a School Band/Orchestra Instrument from Art's Music Shop


When you rent a musical instrument from Art's Music Shop, you are allowed to switch instruments with minimal or no additional cost to you. If a switch is made within the first fours months of your rental plan, the payments you have made will apply to another instrument. Should you and your band director agree that it is best for your child to try something else, Art's Music Shop will be there to help you make the transition to another quality instrument easy. While most students stay with their first choice, there are situations that arise where a few players may need switch to another instrument.

Art's Music Shop wants your child's musical experience to be a good one, and that's why we want your child to have the best possible instrument available, so that they start off right from the very beginning. Art’s Music Shop insures your child will receive a quality instrument that will play properly and in tune. We make available to rent a full range of instruments -- from beginner models to upper-level, intermediate instruments, as well as both new and reconditioned instruments, so that you can have choices in making the decision about what is the best for your child.

Art’s Music Shop sends a representative to your school, who visits regularly to check on instruments; our service representatives will make adjustments and small repairs at no charge, for as long as you have the instrument.

Art's Music Shop's (optional) Repair & Replacement plan keeps your child's instrument playing well and replaces it if it is lost or stolen. In addition, Art’s has a state of the art repair facility, where the instrument can be can properly repaired for its lifetime. Plus, a one year warranty covers most problems and adjustments that occur.

Renting your musical instrument from Art's Music Shop allows time for you to see how serious your child is in their desire to play in the school band, before making a big monetary commitment to a particular instrument.

All of your rental payments are applied to the purchase of the instrument that you choose to rent for your child.

Renting a musical instrument from Art's Music Shop is simple, easy, and the least expensive way to secure one for your child, especially with our auto-draft payment plan. You rent the instrument for as long as you like (subject to a minimum, which is usually four months), yet you may return it to Art's Music Shop at any time, should your child drop out of band and no longer need the instrument.

We are in your bandroom:
Providing routine service to our instruments
Making scheduled deliveries of supplies and accessories
Checking on your child's instrument regularly
We attend many of your band's events

We are as close as your cell phone:
Place an order with us -- and pay over the phone, or pay after items are delivered to the school

We always provide FREE...
Minor repairs and adjustments to our instruments
Inspections on instruments that may need repair
Estimates on all repairs before service is performed
Pick up and delivery on any instrument we repair

We sell (and lease-to-own):
Quality, upperline instruments so that your child can grow into the preferred instrument of choice
Superior products and offer professional services -- since 1905



What does it cost to rent an instrument?


For a rental fee FROM $20.00 to $99.00 per month (depending   on the instrument you select), you can start your child in the school band or orchestra. All instruments come with accessories and case. Fees vary on smaller violin outfits, double French horns and other background instruments.


Does the rent apply toward the purchase?


Yes! As you rent, payments apply toward the purchase should you decide to buy the instrument you are renting from us.


Is there a service agreement; what is the cost; and who repairs the instruments?


In addition to the manufacturer’s 1 year warranty, ART’S offers service on all the instruments we sell or rent. We have an up-to-date repair shop with full-time, full service factory trained technicians. Adjustments can be made in-the-band room by an ART’S School Service Representative that calls on the school, or you may bring it by one of our fine in-store repair shops.


Do I have to rent the cheapest student instrument?


No! Many parents and directors prefer to rent something a little better, such as open hole French model flutes, wood clarinets, and intermediate model brass instruments. It’s your choice.


Are the rental instruments new or used?


We have both available, in addition to rebuilt and short-term rental return instruments. Again, it’s your choice. New instrument rental rates are slightly higher. Used and rental return instruments are subject to availability.


Are these instruments school approved?


ART’S is one of the largest suppliers of musical instruments in the country. Our brand name instruments include many manufacturers: Alpha, Emerson, Haynes, Yamaha, King, Benge, LeBlanc, Holton, Vito, Normandy, Noblet, Selmer, Bundy, Bach, Armstrong, Gemeinhardt, Conn, Artley, Roth,Lewis, Pearl, Ludwig, Omega and more.


Where do we make our rental payments?


Most of our customers use our stress-free auto draft to make their monthly rental payments. No more late fees, postage, or envelopes necessary -- it’s the most convenient way to make your payment.



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