2012 Rental Rates
Please note: the 3 month rental price is only in effect during rental season (August-September).
All instruments are rent to own with the money going towards the purchase of the instrument. However, there is no time obligation. If you decide to stop, just bring it back.
Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones, PLK's (Percussion Learning Kits), Violins and Viola rates are as follows: $15.00 down covers you for a period of 3 months. That's not $15.00 per month; its $15.00 covers the three months. After that it is $25.99 per month. Rent to own with no time obligation. Violin, Viola and Cello renters: These instruments come in smaller sizes. If you don't know what size instrument the student needs, please bring the student to the store so we can measure them. All rental credit carries over from size to size as the student needs bigger instruments.
Open Holed Flutes, Wood Clarinets, Silver Trumpets, Trigger Trombone rates are as follows: $29.99 down covers you for a period of 3 months. That's not $29.95 per month; it's $29.95 covers the three months. After that it is $29.99 per month. Please call the store in advance as we may have a smaller quanity of these instruments.
Alto Saxophones and Cellos are as follows: $39.99 down covers you for a period of 3 months. That's not $39.99 per month; its $39.99 covers the three months. After that it is $39.99 per month. Rent to own with no time obligation.
Oboe rentals are as follows: $49.99 down covers you for a period of 3 months. That's not $49.99 per month; its $49.99 covers you for a period of 3 months. After that it is $49.99 per month. Rent to own with no time obligation.
Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Horns, French Horns, Piccolos and Bass Clarinets rates are as follows: $59.99 down covers you for 3 months. That's not $59.99 per month, its $59.99 covers the first three months. After that it is $59.99 per month rent to own with no time obligation.
Tuba & upright bass rentals are as follows: $59.99 per month rent to own with no time obligation. Please contact us before coming in as these instruments are not stocked and will have to come from the warehouse.
The skinny on Damage Coverage
All of our instruments come with an optional damage coverage program. It is optional but we do recommend it. The damage coverage will cover any kind of problems you might incur during the rental of the horn with some exceptions.
Damage coverage will cover loss in case of theft or fire. Theft has to constitute a breaking and entering situation. Damage Coverage will not cover leaving it in the band room and it disappears.
Damage coverage will cover pads, corks, valves, slides, pieces that fall off or get stuck. Damage coverage will not cover things that are regular wear and tear items. These items are cases, strings, sticks, drum heads, bow hair, etc.
If you are renting a flute, clarinet, oboe or saxophone PLEASE GET DAMAGE COVERAGE!!!! There are so many parts, corks, mechanisms and pads on woodwind instruments that you do not want to pay for when something goes wrong and trust me, it will! If you are renting a snare drum or bell kit.............the chances of needing damage coverage is minimal but you still might want to get it if your child tends to break a lot of toys! Everything else is kind of in the middle of these two examples. Please get damage coverage. A little extra money goes a long way towards peace of mind.
Damage coverage rates are as follows:
Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones, PLK's, Violins, Violas: $17.97 covers 3 months, $5.99 per month after that.
Alto Saxophones and Cellos: $23.97 covers 3 months, $7.99 per month after that.
Oboes: $23.97 covers 3 months, $7.99 per month after that.
Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Horns, French Horns, Piccolos, Bass Clarinets: $32.97 covers 3 months, $10.99 per month after that.
Tuba and Upright Basses: $10.99 per month.
Don't let any music store tell you insurance is mandatory. That is illegal. They cannot force you to get rental insurance.
Doug's Two Cents Worth on Renting
I hear this all the time: "We're not sure if he's going to stick with it so we want to rent first." That's smart. I can understand why you wouldn't want to purchase a $400-$1,000 instrument if the child has a history of losing interest in activities. But be smart. Monitor your child's progress. I always tell people to rent for a period of 3-6 months and then have a conversation with the student. If they say "This is great, I love it, I'm going to do it all through middle school and maybe high school." Do yourself a favor, turn in the rental and buy something. You will save a ton of money. If they say "I'm not so sure about this, I might only do it this one year." Keep renting, turn it in when they are done. But please take the steps necessary to insure their success. Follow this link https://poniermusic.3dcartstores.com/Tips-for-Parents_ep_31.html it’s our Tips for Parents page.
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