St. Lucie Music Lessons offers strings instruments rentals.
Our instrument rental program is open to the community at large. You may rent our string instruments whether you study at St. Lucie Music Lessons or not.
What are the benefits of renting an instrument versus purchasing outright?
For first-time players, we typically recommend renting an instrument as opposed to purchasing. This will enable you to get a feel for the instrument and decide if you would like to continue, without making such a large financial commitment right off the bat.
Also, since young children play smaller instruments, our rental program allows for size exchanges at any time and eliminates the need to periodically purchase new instruments as the student grows. Furthermore, our comprehensive rental insurance plan covers the cost of repairs due to accidental damage, normal wear and tear, and broken strings – benefits not available under policies for instrument owners – giving you unparalleled peace of mind and saving money on routine maintenance. Additionally, Rental plan puts aside a portion of your rental payments which can be used to purchase an instrument when the time is right.
How do I go about renting an instrument?
If at all possible, we encourage you to come to our studio to start out on the right foot. Getting a new rental violin, viola, cello, or bass involves sizing, play-testing (if you’ve played before and want to try out different instruments), and filling out a contract – you ‘ll need a valid credit card, and the whole thing usually takes about 15 or 20 minutes.
Give us a call at 772-224-8787 to set up a rental contract. We require all of our rental customers to have a valid credit card number on file while an instrument is being rented. The credit card holder becomes the responsible party for the account, and should be the person who registers for the rental.
Every rental comes with an instrument, a case, a bow, and a cake of rosin. All bows are strung with horsehair to provide the best possible response and tone. Please note that for cello rentals we provide soft, backpack-style cases, instead of hard-shell cello cases. These are much easier for young children to carry, and help us to keep our rental rates down.
All of our instrument rentals have a one time only insurance fee of $35.00 which covers the entire year.
Violin Rental: $79.50 for the first quarter (Three months)
Viola Rental: $84.80
Cello Rental: $124.02
Bass Rental: $1219.00/year