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A Parent’s Guide to Band or Orchestra Instrument Rentals with Meyer Music

Aug 29, 2022

A Parent’s Guide to Band or Orchestra Instrument Rentals with Meyer Music

Your child comes home from school, wide-eyed with excitement and announces, “I want to join the band or orchestra and play an instrument!” While this news is thrilling, it also brings up a host of questions. Where do you start? Should you rent or buy an instrument? How does the whole process of renting an instrument work? It’s time to do some research, and Meyer Music is here to guide you.

Meyer Music partners directly with Kansas City Metro and Overland Park area school district music directors, ensuring we have exactly what your young musician needs for band or orchestra. Even better, we offer convenient delivery of instruments and any necessary accessories or music books directly to your child’s classroom, making the process seamless and stress-free.

Why Renting an Instrument Makes Sense

Renting an instrument is a smart way for starting off band or orchestra class for many reasons. It avoids the potential of a purchased instrument collecting dust if your child decides to change interests after a few years. Renting also provides an easier and affordable path to upgrade to a performance-level instrument as your child’s skills progress.

How Do Music Rentals at Meyer Music Work?

Meyer Music meets or exceeds each school district’s list of required instrument quality and accessories, making us your one-stop-shop for band and orchestra rentals at any of our three convenient stores located in Overland Park, Blue Springs and Kansas City North.

We have Rent-to-Learn and Rent-to-Own options, offering both performance level and advanced level instrument upgrades. Here’s an overview of rental process and how it benefits you and your student:

Month-to-Month Flexibility

Our band and orchestra instruments are available on a month-to-month rental basis. This flexibility is key because it allows your child to explore their musical interests without a long-term commitment. If your child decides that playing the trumpet isn’t for him/her/them after a few months, you can return the instrument without any further obligation.

Instrument Rental Payments Apply Toward Purchase

When you rent from Meyer Music, your payments aren’t just going into a black hole. Each payment you make is applied toward the eventual purchase of the instrument. This means if your child sticks with their instrument and you decide to buy it down the line, you’ll already have invested in its cost through your rental payments.

New and Like-New Instruments Available

We offer a selection of new and like-new band and orchestra instruments for rent. This ensures that your child has access to high-quality instruments that are in excellent condition, which is important for both sound quality and playability. Having a well-maintained instrument can make a significant difference in your child’s musical experience and success.

Maintenance and Replacement Protection

Accidents happen, especially with children. That’s why we offer maintenance and replacement protection plans. This coverage ensures that if your child’s instrument gets damaged, it can be repaired or replaced without additional costs, giving you peace of mind.

Instrument Switching and Step-Up Program

As your child’s musical skills develop, he/she/they might want to switch instruments or need a more advanced one. Our instrument switching and step-up program allows for easy transitions to different or more advanced instruments. This flexibility supports your child’s musical growth and exploration.

Flexible Return Options

We understand that sometimes, things just don’t work out as planned. That’s why we offer flexible return options. If your child decides that band or orchestra isn’t for them, you can return the instrument at any time and end your rental contract with no further obligations.

It’s Easy to Rent an Instrument with Meyer Music

Visit our Rental page to get started. Meyer Music is dedicated to supporting your child’s musical education by providing high-quality instruments and exceptional service. We’re here to ensure that your child has everything they need to succeed and thrive.

With our flexible rental options, high-quality instruments and customer support, you can rest assured that you’re making the best choice for your young musician.

Learn more about renting a band instrument.

Learn more about renting an orchestra instrument.