Viola rental and learning to play the musical instrument are crucial phases in your child's life for scores of reasons. Playing music has numerous positive effects on the brain. Musicians use their brains more efficiently to process information by using almost every area of the brain. Playing an instrument also forces musicians to use both sides of their brains, the left (the logical side) and the right (the creative side).
Between brain responses and the learning experiences, the result is your child’s enhanced cognitive capacities, decision making, motivation to learn and self-confidence. According to a study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology in 2019, high school students enrolled in music courses score significantly better on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers.
But, all musicians start somewhere, and usually that’s with taking band or orchestra in middle school. If you and your student have decided the viola is the right instrument choice, you might be asking yourself:
- How do I choose the right viola for beginners?
- Where can I find a good viola?
- How much should I invest?
There’s no better place in Kansas City than Meyer Music to get your questions answered about viola rental.
How Do I Choose the Right Viola for My Beginning Musician?
Choosing a beginner's viola involves considering several factors. The size of the instrument is one of the most important. Violas come in various sizes, and it's key to pick one that fits your child's age, size and level of comfort. A viola that's too large or too small can hinder your child's learning process and even lead to physical discomfort. Either one of these situations can be enough to discourage your child from playing at best and leading to quitting orchestra at worst.
Where Can I Find a Good Viola Rental?
Finding a good quality viola rental for your child requires help from an expert who knows the instrument's craftsmanship, sound and materials used. A well-made viola will have a warm, rich sound and be crafted from quality woods, with attention to details like the setup and strings. Remember, the quality of the instrument can significantly impact your child's motivation to learn and progress. And, the better your student sounds, the more likely he, she or they will continue to practice and improve.
There is a Meyer family member in every Meyer Music store, along with a knowledgeable staff, who knows the ins and outs of violas. You can be assured your student will get the perfect viola sized to fit for maximum comfort.
How Much Should I Invest in a Viola or Viola Rental?
When considering how much to spend on a viola, remember that renting a viola, especially for beginners, is often the more practical choice. This is where Meyer Music excels. Our viola rental program offers quality instruments at affordable prices. Renting allows your child to start learning without the need for a significant upfront investment. It also provides the flexibility to upgrade or switch instruments as your child grows and their musical preferences evolve.
During one of our back-to-school nights at our Kansas City North, Blue Springs or Overland Park stores, our staff will help new musicians find the beginning clarinet to get them started on the right note.
Renting a viola from Meyer Music is a simple and hassle-free process. Our staff will guide you through every step, ensuring that you and your child feel confident in your selection.
Meyer Music meets or exceeds each district’s list on instrument quality and accessories, making us your one source for your child’s needs. Rent-to-Learn and Rent-to-Own is offered on all major orchestra instruments—even for performance level and advanced level instrument upgrades.
Meyer Music is honored to carry our custom-made line of Giuseppe orchestra strings, each handcrafted by artisans dedicated to creating works of art that can be handed down for generations. We’re also stock a wide selection of Codabow performance level bows.
All our viola rentals are available on a month-to-month or Rent-to-Learn basis. However, you can return the instrument at any time and end your contract without further obligation. Meyer Music makes the whole rental process easy:
- The flexibility to pay month to month
- 100% of your net payments apply toward purchase
- Choose store pickup or school delivery
- New and like-new instruments available
- Maintenance and replacement protection available
- Instrument switching and step-up program
- Full return options
Know what you need? Order your voila rental online and have it delivered to your child’s school.
Viola Lessons Supplement Orchestra Class
Beyond viola rentals, Meyer Music offers music lessons at our three locations in Kansas City. Our experienced instructors cater to each student's individual needs, nurturing their skills while ensuring they achieve their goals. With lessons tailored to each student, your child can grow their musicianship and confidence at their own pace.
With the back-to-school season here, we're excited to welcome your child to orchestra. From August 15 to September 15, join us for our back-to-school nights at our Kansas City North, Blue Springs or Overland Park locations.