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. 


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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.

  • We offer discounted rental prices on gently used instruments (when 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.

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The Bay Area's Best Rental Program

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 intstrument. 

  • 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.

  • By default, all our rental payments are done monthly via direct bill to your credit or debit card (going green...) but we offer a pay-by-mail option upon request.

  • Trade-up policy for stringed instruments: 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 instrument be in need of repair) applied toward the cash price of the larger sized instrument. If you have paid off the instrument, you have 90 days from instrument payoff date to trade the instrument for a larger size without loss of equity.

  • Exchange policy for all instruments: During the first 90 days of this contract you may exchange your instrument, with all net payments you have made applying toward the price of the next instrument.

  • 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.

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