Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy Your Instrument
School is back in session, which means band practice is in full swing. If you’re a parent of a new band student, you are probably faced with the decision of whether to buy or rent an instrument for your budding musician. Parents of seasoned band students or adult music students who may have been renting in the past might also be wondering if they should now make the commitment of purchasing an instrument. It can be a difficult decision to make, as you factor in what is most important to you at this stage. Is it price, quality, appearance, or maybe level of commitment required? Whatever choice is best for you in the end, it is good to know all of your options.
Renting an instrument might be the best option if the student is brand new to band or has chosen a new instrument to play. Renting ensures that you receive a quality instrument without having to make the financial commitment of buying one outright. Nashville Band Room Repair partners with Music & Arts, one of the largest rental providers in the country, and can assist you in getting set up with an instrument rental. Renting allows you to exchange or return your instrument, so if you or your student decides to change instruments this is a good option to go with.
Renting to Own
Did you know that you can also purchase the instrument that you are renting, and that your rental payments can be applied towards its purchase? Music & Arts also offers this service, which may be the right route when a student decides that their rental instrument is the perfect fit and they want to continue learning on it.
Buying a Used Instrument
When purchasing a used instrument, be sure to do your research first. You don’t want you or your student to become frustrated from defects or damages that are later discovered. Buying a used instrument from a reputable music shop is a safer option than browsing for one on Craigslist if you want to be absolutely sure that your instrument is of high quality and in good condition.
Buying a New Instrument
Shiny new instruments can certainly be appealing to musicians! This route is best for those who have a high level of commitment to their instrument and plan on playing it for years to come. Choosing a new instrument will give you peace of mind that it is in impeccable condition and shouldn’t need a repair from regular wear and tear in the near future. Like buying a new car, owners of a brand new instrument tend to take utmost care in its everyday use, maintenance, and cleaning to ensure it retains its novelty of newness for as long as possible.
Whether you decide to simply rent, rent to own, buy used, or buy new, Nashville Band Room Repair is here to help you obtain a wonderful instrument that you love and provide quality service for any and all repairs you may need!
By Laura Whitlock