Whether you have a school-aged child taking a music class at school, or you are wanting to try out and learn a new instrument as an adult, renting an instrument is a boon to the learning musician.
There are lots of benefits to renting an instrument, including:
- Trying out a new instrument without the long-term commitment.
- Rent-to-own an instrument when you can’t afford to pay the entire amount up-front.
- Renting an instrument from a music store gives you a better quality instrument than you’ll get from school.
- Renting an instrument for a child in a music class lets them have the instrument outside of class to practice.
- Instruments often come in different sizes and you want to wait until your child grows to purchase a full-sized instrument.
- You want to wait to see if your child (or yourself) is committed before purchasing an instrument.
- Instruments rented through a music store have been serviced and often come with maintenance agreements. Instruments on Craigslist or at pawn shops may seem like a good buy, but you often spend more to repair and maintain the instrument.
- You often have the option to switch out to another instrument without extra fees. If you are renting-to-own, you can often transfer over the equity you’ve built from the first instrument.
- Having an instrument right away is fun!
So, what are you waiting for? If you or your child is wanting to learn a musical instrument, there is no reason you can’t have one today!