Can we trade instruments? Yes, subject to stock on hand. I cannot guarantee that I will have an alternate choice instrument after the first few weeks of the school year.
Can we buy the instrument we're renting? Yes, I will apply 100% of the rental portion money paid towards the cash value/purchase price.
How many months before I own the instrument? Flute - 30, Clarinet - 30, Alto Sax - 36, Alto Sax (not Yamaha) - 29, Trumpet - 29, Trombone - 29, Violin - 33, Viola - 36, Cello - 29, Snare Kit - 18, Bell Kit - 18.
What is the cash value or purchase price of the different rental instruments? Click to see the cash value.
Can we use our paid rental money towards a step up instrument? Yes, I will allow up to 12 months worth of rental payments to be applied to the suggested retail price of a step up instrument.
Why the suggested retail price? My special pricing on step up and professional instruments already represents a huge discount off the suggested retail price. You'll be charged whichever is lower; the suggested retail less your payments or my standard special pricing. I guarantee you will never pay more than an "on-line' price for your step up instrument and you will have enjoyed an exceptionally fair value on your rental.
Do I have to use the automatic payment process? Yes, it's the most efficient and sure-footed way for me to offer rental instruments. Int he long run it saves everyone time and money.
Do you offer insurance? No, when you rent an instrument you are responsible for loss or damage to the instrument.
What about the $4.00 a month I pay? That's for normal maintenance I will do on the instrument and in most cases, repair of accidental damage. If you and your student take reasonable care of the instrument it will cost you nothing additional to have it kept in top playing condition.
How long can we rent the instrument? After your initial 9 month term, you can continue to rent the instrument month to month for as long as you wish.