Learning an instrument is often a key experience in many children's lives, and there are lots of studies that show learning an instrument can be key for development. That is why so many parents are insistent on enrolling their children into bands or with music tutors. The only problem is that musical instruments can cost quite a lot of money, and you don't want to be forking out hundreds of dollars for every instrument your kid wants to try out. So how do you give them the chance to learn what they want without breaking the bank? Instrument rental is a good option for this situation.
How It Works
Instrument rental is a straightforward process. You browse the collection of instruments the particular company you choose has available, either online or in person, and pick the one your child wants. You enter into a contract with the company, either month-to-month or for a set length of time (for example 3 months), and then a courier is dispatched with your instrument. When it arrives, it will have all the instructions for care and some basic details on your contract and so on. Then the instrument is yours to use as you see fit, and you can extend your agreement or close it out if your child wants to try something else.
Are There Cheaper Options Available?
Many instrument rental companies offer pre-owned instruments at discounted rates for those who are looking for a great deal. The instrument may come with a dent or perhaps some blemishes on the surface, but it is always tested for quality, and you will never get an instrument that performs poorly. All the damage is purely cosmetic and, considering the often steep discounts, this can be a perfect way to introduce your child to many instruments for a bargain.
What If My Child Loves The Instrument?
If your kid really takes to one of the instruments you are trying out, then it's simple: you can apply to buy it. The best part is that you will often get a discounted price corresponding to the length of time you had rented the instrument for. So, if you have rented the instrument for a year, you would get a much cheaper purchase option than someone who has had it for one month. This means that the money you spent renting your instrument isn't completely gone but actually has an impact going forward. This is just one way some instrument rental places reward their loyal customers, and there are many deals and offers coming out each month, so keep an eye out.