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Music Instrument Rentals

Good quality musical instruments can be a significant investment. Renting an instrument under our best-in-class rent-to-own program can be a great option if you want a low-risk "try before you buy" approach or you just want to spread out payments a bit. 


Click here for easy online rental signup - this will help speed your way through the rental process!

For details on our guitar rental program, click here.

For details on our piano rental program, click here.

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We have two programs:

  1. The Student Series features high-quality student instruments from Yamaha, Conn, Selmer, King, LeBlanc, Eastman Strings, and Century Strings, among others. This is the perfect program for all beginning and intermediate musicians. The Student Series rental prices are listed below. 

  2. The Performance Series features "step-up" instruments from many of the same leading manufacturers. All of the great features of our rental program, including just a 3-month minimum, all rentals being rent-to-own, and 100% of your rental payment going to the purchase price still apply. Rental prices for the Performance Series instruments vary by individual instrument.

Why Rent from Lamorinda Music?

Simply put, we have the best rental program in the business:

  • We rent only top-quality, educator-approved instruments, including Yamaha, Conn, Selmer, Bach, King, Leblanc, Armstrong, Emerson, Getzen, Eastman Strings, and Century Strings.

  • Our rental prices are very competitive. You will not find a better combination of rental price and instrument quality anywhere - period.

  • 100% of your rental payments can be applied toward the purchase of the instrument.

  • You can add an optional Maintenance Plan to your rental that covers any damage to the instrument on rent for a completely worry-free rental experience. 

  • You may elect to purchase your instrument at any time during the rental period and receive a 20% discount off the payoff balance.

  • Most rental instruments are gently used, but have been thoroughly cleaned, inspected, and serviced. We will occasionally offer rentals of new instruments if they are available. 

  • We rent a wider variety of band and orchestra instruments than most, including cellos, french horns (single and double), oboes, and baritones. We also rent guitars, electric basses, amps, and digital pianos.

  • Violin, viola, and cello players can move up to the next larger size and carry over all rental equity from the smaller-sized instruments.

  • If your student isn't sure what instrument they wish to play, bring them by the store and we will work with them as they try out different instruments to find the perfect fit.

Monthly Rental Rates - Student Series:
Monthly Rental Rates - Performance Series:

* Used selection has limited availabily


**Rental Rates for the Performance Series vary based on manufacturer and model. Contact us for more information.


Some more details of our rental program include:

  • All our rentals are "rent-to-own" - your monthly rental payment goes 100% toward the eventual purchase of your rental instrument. 

  • There is a 3-month minimum rental payment due at the time of the instrument rental.

  • After the initial 3 month period, rental payments are due monthly. You may return the rental instrument at any time.

  • All rental payments are done monthly via direct bill to your credit or debit card.

  • Trade-up policy for stringed instruments: I]while on contract, instruments ¾ size or smaller may be exchanged for a larger like instrument with all net payments you have made so far (less any repair costs should the instrument need repair) applied toward the cash price of the larger-sized instrument. 

  • Exchange policy for band and orchestra rental instruments: During the first 90 days of the contract, you may exchange your instrument for another band or orchestra instrument and all net payments you have made will apply toward the new rental contract.

  • You must maintain the instrument in good working order. You will be responsible for maintenance and repair costs for any issues beyond normal wear and tear unless you have the Maintenance Plan.

We are OPEN Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-6 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM-5 PM.

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