We are the only music store in St. Louis that can deliver the rental instrument to your child’s school AND gives you THREE YEARS’ worth of rental credit towards purchase of the rental instrument or another instrument!

All rentals INCLUDE insurance against theft and accidental damage!

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Violin Rentals

$170/year

  • Yearly, quarterly, and monthly rentals available.
  • Rent online or in store; have the violin delivered to your child’s school or pick one out in store!

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Viola Rentals

$200/year

  • Yearly, quarterly, and monthly rentals available.
  • Rent online or in store; have the viola delivered to your child’s school or pick one out in store!

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Cello Rentals

$360/year

  • Yearly, quarterly, and monthly rentals available.
  • Rent online or in store; have the cello delivered to your child’s school or pick one out in store!

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Bass Rentals

$600/year

  • Yearly, quarterly, and monthly rentals available.
  • Rent online or in store; have the bass delivered to your child’s school or pick one out in store!

  • THREE years of rent may be applied toward purchase of the rental instrument (we are the only store in the St. Louis area offering this!)
  • ALL rentals INCLUDE insurance against theft and accidental damage
  • ALL rentals INCLUDE 50% off replacement strings
  • Every violin or viola includes a sponge shoulder rest
  • Every cello or bass includes a rockstop
  • We have professionally trained repair staff available in our Maplewood store workshop
  • As of July 2017 you can now rent an instrument online – choosing to have us deliver the instrument to your child’s school or pick out an instrument in store. All you need to do is choose which instrument you would like to rent (violin, viola, cello, or bass) and then scroll down the page a bit: near the bottom we have a form which takes just a minute to fill out. After you fill out the form we’ll call you for your credit card number and you’re all set!
  • We want to see you, or your child, successful with your rental instrument! If you have any questions – don’t be shy – contact us.
  • Prices good through June 15, 2018
  • All rentals will be automatically renewed by credit card.
  • Any questions? It’s easy to contact us!
One of our passions is seeing children learn stringed instruments while they are young. The benefits to the child’s development and personality and even their character are immense and long-lasting. We love to see children’s eyes light up as they come to the store to pick out their very own instruments. Parents love the fact that THREE years’ worth of rental is applied to the purchase price.

Stephen Nowels (co-owner and former Orchestra teacher)

Have a question about instrument rentals? We’re happy to help!

While my background is in repairing concert-quality instruments and even building instruments by hand—I still love to set up instruments for children. Something I’ve found which helps children with their instruments is preparing the tuning pegs. The process takes about 5 to 10 minutes but results in tuning pegs that turn easier yet have better holding strength. Not all violin shops take the time to help children succeed in this way.

Ted Moniak (co-owner and master craftsman)

Advanced instruments are also available for rent at our store.