We’re All About Great Beginnings
All players deserve the right start. Our Rent-to-Own Program, for all band and orchestral instruments, is designed to benefit and accommodate all students, teachers, and parents.
Little School of Music offers a range of instruments to accommodate players of all levels. Renters may choose to upgrade at anytime.
Standard Level: Players who are just beginning their musical study can benefit from learning on a quality entry-level Standard Instrument. Each instrument is hand tested for quality assurance. (Available for purchase)
Advanced Level: For experienced players who want more from his or her instrument, our Advanced Instruments provide enhanced sound with higher-quality tone from handmade instruments. (Available for purchase)
Rentals Will Include: A standard model wind/brass instrument rental includes a case, mouthpiece, ligature, and cap. Reeds are sold separately. A standard model string instrument rental includes a case, rosin, and a bow. A starter cleaning kit will be provided with all new rentals.
Rent-to-Own Program: All rental customers are automatically enrolled in our generous equity accrual program. 100% of the first year rental fees can be applied towards the purchase of your rental instrument.
A Flexible Future: Your ability to choose your own instrument doesn’t end with your rental term! Rental equity can be applied toward the purchase of a higher-end instrument through Little School of Music.
The Instrument Workshop
Each instrumental craftsmen and luthier in our dedicated Rental Workshop is highly trained in woodwind, brass, and string repair and setup. All of our rental instruments are set up beyond the basic entry-level industry standards to meet out own rigorous requirements for quality, sound, and performance.
Setup: Skilled craftsmen and luthiers set up every rental instrument with tone and play comfort in mind. Attention to fine details sets our rentals apart from others – we know that a beginning student has a better chance of learning well on an instrument that is set up to professional specifications no matter the size or grade of the instrument.
Tone Quality: The choice of materials greatly impacts the instrument’s tone quality. Every instrument uses high-quality materials and is carefully adjusted to maximize tone.
Repairs: Our staff can help you learn how to best protect and care for your delicate rental instrument. We encourage renters to treat their instruments, cases, materials, and music with great care. Normal wear and tear, such as sticking keys, valves and slides, warped bridges and bow rehairs, is repaired or replaced at no cost to the renter. The renter will be financially responsible for any major damages to the instrument.
Hand-Selected Instruments: We take tremendous pride in the level of attention paid to each instrument. Workshop managers visits the factory personally to inspect potential rental instruments. Each instrument meets a required set of standards and is free of any defects. Once set up, each instrument is inspected and played before being rented. Ensuring that both the player and the instrument are able to perform at their best is our top priority.