Rent My Instrument was created to give Music Directors, parents, and music students a way to rent the most recommended band and orchestra instruments from the convenience of their home. We guarantee the quality of all our instruments and always provide renters with clean, ready-to-play name-brand instruments most recommended by Band Directors; names like Jupiter, BAC, and many more.. If at any point you have problems with your instrument, Rent My Instrument provides FREE repair services. This guarantees that you will always have a top-quality instrument in perfect playing condition.
For most students, a rented instrument is the way to go when starting out in band. Renting is more affordable than purchasing, and it comes with some perks that can make a big difference in the learning process for a new flutist. The following guide contains all the information you need to rent a clarinet.
Renting from Rent My Instrument gives students and their parents an affordable, flexible program that can grow and change with students as they explore learning an instrument. Rent My Instrument features:
Low Monthly Rental Payments Apply Towards Purchase
All of our clarinets are set up on a month-to-month rent-to-own program. You have the convenience of being able to return the instrument at any time and end your contract with no further obligation. Throughout the rental period, you are building equity towards an intermediate or professional quality instrument.
Assurance Of A Clean Instrument In Perfect Playing Condition
When your clarinet needs a simple tune-up or an issue appears that requires fixing, you'll have easy access to those repair services through a network of stores and local affiliates. clarinet repairs can be costly, but through Rent My Instrument, repairs and maintenance is covered.
Low Monthly Payments
Renting allows you to choose manageable monthly payments for a high quality beginner instrument and your payments accrue towards ownership. Rent My Instrument provides options for payment dates, payment amounts, and convenient auto-pay options.
Rental exchanges allow the player to change instruments at any time and free of charge. This is important because kids change their minds frequently, and being able to exchange the instrument will keep them interested in music longer, which is the main goal.
Clean & Ready to Play
Rent My Instrument instruments are clean and guaranteed to be in perfect playing condition to promote confidence and pride. Every instrument is thoroughly inspected prior to shipment by our professional service and repair technicians.
All repairs are covered at no additional cost as part of the rental agreement Maintenance & Repair policies. Rent My Instrument will arrange for UPS pick-up and return. Replacement instruments will be shipped to customers whose repairs will take more than a week — you can even choose to keep the replacement or have the original returned following repairs.
Care Tips for your Rented Clarinet
Here are some basic, but important, guidelines for taking care of the clarinet and keeping it in great shape for the duration of your rental.
Keep Track of your Cleaning Supplies
Clarinets require frequent cleaning to avoid the buildup of saliva and bacteria in the instrument. Make sure you have the following items to keep your instrument clean
- Cork Grease – greasing the corks of your clarinet will decrease your chance of damage while assembling the instrument
- Silk Swab – to clean inside the instrument
- Mouthpiece Brush – since this is where your mouth contacts the instrument, keeping it clean is vital
- Polish Cloth – removing excess fingerprints and smudges will keep the instrument’s exterior clean
Immediately After Playing
Always remove the reed, and store it in a reed case. Give the clarinet a quick but thorough cleaning to remove any saliva and warm air that’s built up inside, and wipe off all the exterior surfaces. Be sure to
remove the mouthpiece and clean it individually, as well. Then, put the clarinet into its case to protect it. Whenever the clarinet is in its case, the mouthpiece should be capped.
On a Regular Basis
Deeper cleanings should be done frequently; every few days for a clarinet that is constantly played, or after every use otherwise.
Take the clarinet apart to clean each component, and dry the tenons while it’s disassembled. Your instrument should come with a swab, designed to be passed cloth-first from barrel to bell through the clarinet body. Pull the swab through several times, until the inside of the clarinet is clean. You can also use the swab to clean the insides of the clarinet’s joints. Wait for the swab to dry before putting it back into the case.
Wipe down the ligature and keys to remove any lingering fingerprints. Use a gentle polishing cloth – no need for metal polish or any other abrasives. A handy tool for keys and especially tone holes is a dusting stick, which is a long wire with a miniature broom on one end and a pick on the other. You can use the pick end to clear away dirt from beneath and between keys, and the broom end to brush off any dust.