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Service Plan Included

Part of your monthly rental fee is for a service plan to keep your instrument in top playing condition. All common wear and tear service conditions are covered as part of your service plan. Not covered is damage caused by negligence or acts of god. Please read your rental agreement for exceptions and exclusions.


All new instruments are available on a rent to own basis. Your rental payment is applied toward the purchase of your instrument. There are no interest or finance charges. In addition the first year of a used rental may be applied to a new rent to own instrument.

Payment Options

We have found that auto-pay is the most convenient way for parents to pay for rental instruments. We offer the ability to auto debit your checking account, credit card or debit card. A monthly invoicing by mail option is available subject to an additional handling/postage fee.

No Obligation

There are no mandatory long-term commitments or cancellation fees.  Simply return the instrument in the same condition as when rented and your rental contract is cancelled. (Long term orchestra rental not applicable)

Long Term Orchestra Rentals

This year City Music is offering orchestra instruments with year long commitments at almost 50% off. School orchestra programs start early. By committing to a year at a time you can mitigate your costs while getting all of the benefits of a rental. By entering into the long term rental program you can also receive credit towards full size and step up instrument. See the orchestral rental page for details.

Multiple Sized Orchestra Instruments

As your children grow, City Music will have the correct size instrument for them. Our rental program allows you to trade up to larger sizes of the same instrument as it becomes necessary. If in doubt, bring the child and instrument in and we will measure to make sure there is the proper fit.

  • Quality band & orchestra instruments.

  • Educator approved brands

  • Competitive prices

  • Full service music center for support.

Click here for RENTAL F.A.Q.

Q. How long does my rental contract last?
A. Most instruments have a two month minimum rental. Thereafter it is a month to month rental and you may return the instrument at anytime to cancel your rental contract. The only exception to this is string instruments offered for a year commitment at a reduced rate.

Q. Is there a deposit due?
A. No deposit is required on standard instruments. Large and qualifying step up instruments may require a deposit.

Q. What happens if my instrument stops playing properly?
A. All rental instruments are covered by a service plan that is part of the monthly fee. All normal wear and tear is covered. If you think something is out of adjustment or has worn out, simply bring it in and we will fix it. Damage or destruction of the instrument because of abuse, negligence or acts of god is not covered.

New Condition
The instrument has never been used. It is new in the box.

Like New Condition
The instrument may have been previously rented, or used as a display model. It looks like new, and has been thoroughly cleaned, adjusted and sanitized.

Rental Only
Some string instruments offered by City Music, such as the “fractional sizes,” are rental only. This is to accommodate children as they progress through the different sizes of string instruments.

Questions?  Call us at 314-961-8700