instruments for band & orchestra

Info regarding our rental program:
We offer a wide variety of instruments for rent. Our prices are listed below, followed by additional information
. For a printable sheet of our rental fees, click here.

You do not need to consider purchasing "insurance" for your rental instrument. All of our rentals include 100% coverage for everything from routine maintenance to theft, loss, or damage.

Please note, we are no longer accepting online rental requests for the 2018/2019 school year. Please call us to inquire about instrument rentals. (203) 259-7615. Thanks!

We are aware that you may be choosing between several places to rent your instrument. Please ask your friends who have rented from us about our fast, friendly, reliable service. We think they'll recommend us highly! We look forward to helping you.

PLEASE NOTE: We are out of some rental instruments for the 2018/2019 school year, please call us at (203) 259-7615 to confirm availability if you need to rent an instrument.

Westport Music Center, LLC Rental Fees (subject to CT sales tax):

PRICE PER MONTH (assessed every 3 months)
TOTAL COST (based on 9-month school year)
if you choose to pay for the year in full in a single payment (based on 9-month school year)
Violin $35 $315 $270
Viola $35 $315 $270
Flute $35 $315 $315
Clarinet $35 $315 $315
Piccolo $35 $315 $270
Trumpet $35 $315 $270
Cello $45 $405 $360
Alto Sax $45 $405 $360
Tenor Sax $45 $405 $360
$40 $360 $315
String Bass $70 $630 $540

Percussion/Bell Kit: not a rental item. Purchase for $295.00 (+ tax).

Guitars, Amplifiers, Electric Basses: Not available for rent, but offered for FREE to registered students taking lessons at the Westport Music Center.

Information about our rental program:



All instruments are available for rental on a 3-month minimum basis.

Rental fees include the cost of any necessary repairs during the rental period without exception, including the replacement of the instrument in the event of loss or theft.

Rental monies can be applied to the purchase of your rental instrument.

If you choose to rent an instrument, we can generally have it ready to be picked up within about 24 hours. Additional time may be required during the busy "rental season" (the months of July, August and September). You're welcome to visit us in person, but your rental can be arranged right over the phone at (203) 259-7615 or online. Please note that we may eventually rent out all of our instruments, so always try to contact us with as much advance notice as possible.

During the beginning of each school year, we deliver the rental instruments for the Westport Public Schools 4th grade orchestra and 5th grade band programs. Please contact us as early as possible to ensure delivery. We begin reserving instruments for the upcoming school year the preceding June. Deliveries tend to be early or mid-September. (We are in contact with the schools to ensure delivery by the start of the band and orchestra programs.) Please try to contact us within the June-August time frame to be included in the school deliveries. (Delivery is for Westport Public Schools 4th grade orchestra and 5th grade band only, and you must contact us in advance to reserve an instrument for delivery.) All other instruments must be picked up at the Westport Music Center.

Additional benefits to renting from us:
We staff our store with courteous, knowledgeable employees who are prepared to address any problem with your rental instrument. We’re available until 7:00 weeknights, and all day Saturdays. We're even open most Sundays during the school year! We never require an appointment. If we need to retain your instrument for repair, we can generally provide a complimentary loaner. Our rental instruments are of a consistently high quality. Our rental fees include any necessary repair or maintenance work, and there is no cost to you should your instrument be lost, stolen, or damaged.

Of course, during the start of each school year, we field lots of questions from the families of new band & orchestra members. If you would like additional information, or recommendations, please give us a call. (203) 259-7615.

The Westport Music Center is not responsible for misprints or incorrectly posted prices on this page. Rental fees may be subject to change. Availability of instruments is limited; we typically rent most or all of our inventory each school year. The submission of our online rental form does not guarantee the availability of an instrument.

Proudly serving the instrument rental needs of the greater Westport area, including the Connecticut communities of Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Southport, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Wilton, and Westchester County, NY.


string bass rental, brass instrument rental, cello rental, clarinet rental, flute rental, piccolo rental, percussion bell kit rental, sax rental, trombone rental, trumpet rental, viola rental, violin rental, woodwind instrument rental, and more!

Please contact us if you'd like to:

rent a string bass
rent a brass instrument
rent a cello
rent a clarinet
rent a flute
rent a piccolo
rent a percussion kit (bell kit)
rent a sax (alto saxophone or tenor saxophone)
rent a trombone
rent a trumpet
rent a viola
rent a violin
rent a woodwind instrument.


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