Renting a Music Instrument: What to Know


Many people are interested in playing music, but not everyone is able to afford the instruments. This can be a major issue for people who want to play an instrument but don’t have the money for it. It’s a great option to rent a musical instrument because you get to try it out without paying full price and if you like it, you can buy your own!

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Why Renting is Important!

Renting also allows some musicians who live in smaller towns or cities that wouldn’t otherwise have access to some popular instruments (such as drums) the opportunity to play them.

There are many things to consider when renting an instrument; for example, whether there are any upkeep costs involved with your rental, how long you can keep your rented instrument, and if it’s possible to upgrade (for example, to a better-quality model). Renting also may come with time restrictions – some people only allow their renters one month at a time during which they can use the instrument without fees. These are all important questions that you need answers to before committing yourself to a short-term contract with a rental company.

When considering renting an instrument, don’t be afraid to ask about the return policy. Some companies will refund your money if you bring back your rented instrument in excellent condition with no damages or missing parts. This gives you peace of mind that if you find out after returning it that you don’t like playing the particular model you’ve been using, you’ll get most of your money back.

No matter what type of music interests you, there are plenty of instruments available to rent- everything from violins to guitars to wind instruments and drums! To find an instrument that matches your style and budget, writing down questions beforehand that you want to be answered is a good way for being prepared so when the time comes to rent an instrument, you are ready to do so.

If you find that playing music is something that interests you but you are unable to buy an instrument, renting is definitely the way to go! Music equipment rental companies exist all across the country and can even be found online with a simple search for one in your area. With so many options out there it is possible to rent almost any type of instrument you want for short or long periods of time depending on which option works best for you. By doing some research beforehand, knowing what questions to ask, and imagining what kind of sounds you’re looking for will make finding the perfect instrument much easier!

Cost considerations

When it comes to renting an instrument, the cost is definitely something you need to think about. Most rental companies charge a monthly fee, and the longer you have the instrument, the more you pay.

There are also some companies that require a security deposit when you rent an instrument, which can be anywhere from $50-$200 depending on the company and the type of instrument you’re renting. This deposit is usually refundable as long as there are no damages when you return the instrument.

Choosing a rental company that best suits your needs and wants 

It’s important to consider the company you’re going to rent from when choosing a rental instrument. Some companies specialize in particular kinds of instruments, while others have a wider range. If you’re looking for a wind instrument or drums, then renting from a company that specializes in these instruments maybe your best option. If you want to try out different styles and see what suits you best, renting from one of the larger companies might be the better decision.


Contact us today for musical instrument rentals near you!

East Valley School of Music
4835 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85248, United States
+1 480-895-0007