While open to anyone who qualifies, online-only Rentals are primarily for those schools and students who do not have band parent meetings scheduled with us, or do not have a school service representative who visits the school system regularly. If Art’s Music Shop visits your school on a regular basis, you might want to visit the In-Store Rentals page.

Were you at a band parent meeting, or have you already spoken with an Art’s Music Shop representative about renting an instrument from us, and all you need to do is fill out the Rental Application, as indicated by them through your conversation? Click HERE to be directed to the application that you can fill out interactively online. It will be sent to the appropriate store as indicated by you on the application.

Art always said that:

“A professional musician can play on a garden hose and make it sound good, but a beginner needs all the help they can get.

A beginner needs to start on a quality instrument. You give your child the best chance with an instrument of quality, in adjustment, plays easily and in tune. If your child fails, you know that it is not because you did not give them the best chance.

Today, we carry on Art’s philosophy. We strive to carry the best quality instrument for students. We not only inspect every new and reconditioned instrument, we monitor every return.

We inspect returns to make sure that the instrument performed well for that student. (1) Is it out of adjustment? (2) Did it not hold up against normal wear and tear? (3) Could the student have dropped it and no one noticed? (4) Did this instrument do its job for the beginner?

We also do analysis on instrument groups. If we put out 100 of brand A model 1 and get 25 back and we put out 200 of brand B model 3 and get 10 returned, we might decide that model A1 might not be the best model to carry.

Since we offer free in-the-bandroom service on all the instruments we sell, rent or lease, we make sure that we offer models that do not need constant repair. Because we offer in-the-band room service, ART’S MUSIC SHOP’S online rentals are limited to customers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Our Online rental program differs from our in-store and in-school programs. In-store rentals and in-school display shopping offers many other options and choices. For ART’S Online rental program, only specially selected instruments are available, to provide you with the best possible options to start beginners on the right path immediately. We are confident in the quality of our Online rental units, but as always, they are subject to your director’s approval.

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