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 Orchestra Directors, such as Eastman. 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 orchestra. 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 Viola.
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 Violas 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 Viola 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. Viola 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 Viola
Once you’ve rented a viola, it’s important to take care of it to keep it in good playing condition. Here are the basic practices to help you on your way:
Before you Play:
- Use the screw beneath the frog to tighten the bow hairs.
- Apply rosin to the bow by rubbing the hairs gently back and forth against the rosin.
- Ensure that the chin rest is adjusted properly.
- Don't forget your care kit!
After you Play:
- Clean the viola strings with a soft cloth to remove built-up rosin and other debris.
- Let the tension out of the bow hairs to keep them from becoming stretched or damaged between plays.
- Place the viola carefully in its case after use, and store it in a place that's room temperature and not too humid nor too dry.