Frequently Asked Questions

Which instruments can I rent?
All instruments available on a limited, first-come-first-serve basis.
Sub-size and full-size Violins, Viola, Cello, and String Bass
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Cornet, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, and Percussion Kits.
We do not rent Guitars, Ukuleles, or small percussion instruments, but they are available for purchase.

Does the store purchase instruments?

We do not purchase instruments outright, however, we offer consignment sales on a limited number of instruments. We always recommend that you try to sell instruments through outlets like Craigslist as it will work out to be a better deal for you.

What do I need to bring with me to rent an instrument?
Valid ID, Proof of address, and a Credit Card to be kept on file

Rent-to-Own vs. Rent-to-Rent
Most instruments are rented on a rent-to-own basis, although a select few are done on a rent-to-rent basis. Instruments that are rented “rent-to-rent” will never be owned by the renter. Rent-to-own instruments belong to the renter after the rental contract is paid off, generally after 36 months or pay-off of the contract. Rental credit is accrued towards the purchase of an instrument in both situations.

I have a school-owned instrument; doesn’t the school pay for repairs?
All repairs to be paid by the school, including school-owned instruments, must be pre-approved by the school before we will do any work on them.

Do you offer financing for purchasing instruments?
Yes! We offer financing on the purchase of instruments pending approved credit.

What is the Crescendo Card?
The Crescendo Card is a discount card you can purchase which gets you 15% off (up to $100.00) your purchases each day for one year. The card costs $15.