Nationwide Musical Instrument Rental Program
Music & Arts is one of the largest providers of musical instrument rentals in the U.S. We have more than 500 retail and affiliate locations with more than 200 educational representatives servicing schools across the country.
Trusted by teachers and educator-approved:
Free exchanges or returns at any time
Ship to your home, store, or school (where available)
Care and Cleaning
Ultrasonic cleaning & inspection by repair technicians
Band & Orchestral Instrument Rentals
Why band and orchestra?
- Evidence suggests students with band and orchestra experience show "significant higher levels of mathematics proficiency," score higher on the SAT, and attend college at a rate twice the national average.
- Music students develop skills valuable in subjects like math, reading, and science. We believe that having to buy an expensive instrument shouldn't be an obstacle to your child taking part in band or orchestra.
For Music Educators
Our huge Inventory of Musical Instruments
We have more inventory than any other music retailer. We can provide your students with the rentals and accessories they need.
The Most Trusted Instrument Brands
Many of our educators require their students to play specific brands of instruments. We've got you covered with trusted brands like Yamaha, Conn-Selmer, Buffet Crampon, Capital Edition, Giardinelli, Strobel, and more.
Music Educator Resources
We've got resources designed to make your life easier. Our educational representatives, Be Part of The Music recruitment assets, teaching resources, white papers, group instrument rentals, and music educator support center will help your music program shine.
Our Instruments Are Educator-Approved
We work closely with educators all over the country to ensure their students have access to educator-approved instruments.
Affordable Way to Try Without a Large Investment
Renting is a great way for your child to try an instrument without you needing to make a substantial up-front investment.
If your child outgrows the instrument, changes to another instrument or it's time to upgrade past the beginner model, you can exchange your child's instrument for one of equal or greater value.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are multiple ways to receive your rental. You can ship directly to your home, pick up at your local store, or even pick up at your school (where available).
Ship to Home: Orders are processed for shipment within 48 hours and are estimated to arrive within 1-5 days, based on your location.
Pick Up at School: Your instrument will be delivered to your child's school at the time and day requested by the music teacher. This option is only available if selected by your child's teacher. If it is available, you will see it as an option during checkout.
Pick Up at Store: The store will contact you when your instrument is ready for pickup (usually less than 48 hours).
The trial period option(s) have been discounted from the monthly rate to serve as a one-time introduction, so that the student can obtain an excellent quality instrument for a minimal fee.
It is the minimum length of the rental agreement, and this period is non-refundable, even if you return the instrument early. The length of this period may vary by region and can be found after the instrument selection page. The initial trial period cannot be extended or renewed, and may not coincide to the duration of the school year.
After the Initial Trial Period ends your credit card will be charged automatically (EZ Pay system) for the monthly recurring rental rate plus associated LDW (optional) and taxes until such time as you should return the instrument and/or opt to purchase an instrument.
Terms & Conditions
During checkout you will agree to the terms and conditions of renting an instrument that covers topics such as the introductory trial period, maintenance, loss or damage, late fees, return and exchange options, purchase options, and more. Should you ever wish to reference your rental agreement, you can access it by logging into your account.
You may exchange to another instrument of equal or greater value throughout the life of the agreement. Should you wish to exchange your instrument, please contact our customer service team at 888-731-5396 or chat with us now!
You may return the rental instrument at any time. Should you wish to return your instrument, please find a location by clicking here. If you would like to have your instrument picked up at your child's school (where available), please contact us at 888-731-5396 or chat with us now to receive a Return Authorization and additional instructions. Please do not return your instrument to your child's school without a return authorization.
Types of Instrument for Rent
Woodwind, brass, and orchestral strings and percussion instrument rentals are available. Instrument type availability varies based on school and educator preferences.
Rent piccolos from trusted brands like Yamaha, Jupiter, Blessing, and Giardinelli.
Rent flutes from dependable brands like Giardinelli, Armstrong, Jupiter, Gemeinhardt and Yamaha.
Need more info? Check out our flute rental guide.
Rent oboes from popular brands like Jupiter, Yamaha, Selmer and Giardinelli.
Rent Bb and bass clarinets from well-known brands like Selmer, Buffet, Yamaha and Jupiter.
Need more info? Check out our clarinet rental guide.
Rent alto and tenor saxophones from industry-leading brands like Yamaha, Selmer, Jupiter, and more.
Need more info? Check out our saxophone rental guide.
Rent trumpets and cornets from trusted brands like Bach, Yamaha, Schilke, Eastman, and more.
Need more info? Check out our trumpet rental guide.
Rent trombones from trusted brands like Bach, Eastman, Yamaha, and more.
Need more info? Check out our trombone rental guide.
Rent ¾ size baritones, standard baritones and euphoniums from trusted brands like Yamaha, Jupiter, Besson, and King.
Rent 1/10 size to 4/4 size violins from brands like Strobel, Eastman, Howard Core and more.
Need more info? Check out our violin rental guide.
Rent 11″ size to 16.5″ size violas from dependable brands like Strobel, Strobel, Eastman, Howard Core and more.
Need more info? Check out our viola rental guide.
Rent 1/8 size to 4/4 size cellos from industry-leading brands like Strobel, Eastman, Howard Core and more.
Need more info? Check out our cello rental guide.
Rent a bell kit, percussion combo kit or drum kit from leading brands like Pearl, Ludwig, Mapex and Yamaha.
Need more info? Check out our percussion rental guide.