Instrument Rental with Benefits!
Your first month is FREE!
This is your average instrument rental program PLUS+...
For every month you rent with us, you are earning credit towards purchasing an instrument of your own! We know the instruments in our rental fleet are not forever instruments; they are beginner level instruments intended to give students an easier means of learning and an opportunity to discover which instrument best suits their love of music!
However, we don’t want your rental period to be money wasted!
We want you to find your perfect instrument! That’s why we offer up to 24 months of credit for all rentals! Your credit is determined by the principle amount of your monthly payment. This credit can be applied to the purchase of an instrument of equal or greater value. In addition, if you would like to own a student level instrument, you can use up to 12 months credit for that purchase!
Maintenance and Protection
When you sign up for your rental, you can opt into our maintenance and protection plan! This is a $5-7 charge added to your monthly rental payment that covers just about any accidental damage that happens to an instrument as well as regular servicing and maintenance.
We’d all like to believe that we can ensure the safety of our own instrument, but when you’ve seen the instrument damages that we’ve seen, you realize you’re one tater tot dive away from a $975 upright bass repair (true story).
Even in best case scenario when no accidents happen, instruments still need regular 6-12 month maintenance for optimal care and play-ability! Instrument full cleanings and servicing normally start at $95, but this is all included and covered when you opt in for this maintenance plan.
You can read more details about this plan and it’s coverage on our rental agreement form.
Instrument Swaps and Size Exchanges
The beauty of renting is the lack of commitment and investment you have in one singular instrument. It gives students the ability to try an instrument out to see if it’s the right one for them!
We take that one step further and offer free instrument swaps with carry-over credit! Instrument swaps on the same or greater value level can transfer credit directly. Instruments swaps moving from higher value to lower value will be able to transfer and earn up to the 24 month max of the lower value instrument.
In addition, for our strings rental program, students can exchange their instrument size as they grow!!
No Term Agreement
All of our rentals are on a month to month basis. There is no term commitment when you sign up! This means that you can return your rental at any time or keep it as long as you want! There is no extended day cancellation policy, and no cancellation fees. As soon as you return it, we stop the rental charges in our system!
We want renting to be a good beneficial experience–not a frustrating one!
If you choose to opt out of the Maintenance and Protection program, you will simply have to put down a deposit equal to one month’s rent. From there you are responsible for any servicing or repair necessary for the instrument. It is required that CIOMIT performs all repairs on rental instruments.
Often times we are not able to sell instruments directly from our rental fleet. These instruments are specifically set aside for students to learn on. They are not intended for ownership. However, if you are interested in buying a new student level instrument, you can use up to 12 months of your credit to do so!
When you are ready to use your rental credit towards an instrument purchase, we have a lot of options for you!
Ideally, you will want to step up from a student level instrument (the rental) to an intermediate or professional level instrument. Our new instrument inventory includes a variety of well respected brands including Eastman, Yamaha, Howard Core, Furch Guitar, Getzen, and many others! We also have a great selection of used step-up instruments as well!
Upfront and Honest Rentals
From the moment you sign up for a rental, you should know what you are paying for; what value are you getting from both the instrument and the agreement? We pride ourselves in the integrity of our rental program. We don’t make false promises or dishonest claims regarding instrument quality, fees, or our rental process. We want everyone to have the best opportunity and experience learning to love music!
What We Rent
- Bass Clarinet
- Alto Saxophone
- Tenor Saxophone
- Bari Saxophone
- French Horn
- Percussion Kit
- Violin (1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 4/4)
- Viola (11″, 12″, 13″, 14″, 15″)
- Cello (1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 4/4)
- Upright Bass (size subject to availability)