Musical Instrument Rentals

Musical Instrument Rentals

Blue Sky Music Store offers musical instrument rentals to students and schools in the greater Capital Region.  We service the students of the Bethlehem Central School District, Voorheesville School District, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Schools, Berne-Knox-Westerlo Schools, Greenville Schools, and the Guilderland Central School District, just to name a few.

We are happy to offer quality instrument rentals, providing such brands as Yamaha, Selmer, Holton, LeBlanc, Pearl, and Schiller among others - in a rent-to-own program where your rental payments build up equity so you can eventually own an instrument.  If you're concerned that your child will lose interest, our rental program is the way to go - getting started can be as little as $15.00 for the first 4 1/2 months!  You can either visit our music store or rent on-line from the comfort of your home.

Rent-to-Own

Due to New York State law, it's technically called 'Rent to Rent'.  All this means is that once your equity builds up and you're ready to purchase, you must return your current instrument and purchase a different one.  This is actually a good thing because the instrument you end up with can be newer, or can even be upgraded from an entry level model to an intermediate or better model.  Every dollar spent on a rental instrument at Blue Sky is equity that stays with you whether you upgrade to a newer or higher quality instrument, and even if your child decides to change instruments, switching from violin to trumpet, for example.  If you rent a violin for 6 months, and your child decides to change to trumpet, those 6 months of equity stay with you towards the purchase of the trumpet.

Insurance

LDW stands for "Liability Damage Waiver" (in other words, insurance).  Although this is completely optional, we strongly recommend it.   If a valve breaks, or another child accidentally steps on your horn (yes, this happens) - you're covered!


Group A Rates:

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Violin (all sizes)
  • Viola (all sizes)
  • Snare Drum Kit
  • Bell Kit

In Season Rates (offered between 6/1 and 10/31 only):

Get the first 4 1/2 months for $15.00 (plus $8.00 optional LDW)!  After the initial 4 1/2 months, 'off season' rates apply.

Off Season Rates (offered between 11/1 and 5/31):

$28.00/month (plus $8.00/mo. optional LDW)


Group B Rates:

  • Alto Sax
  • Cello (all sizes)
  • Oboe

In Season Rates (offered between 6/1 and 10/31 only):

Get the first 4 1/2 months for $50.00 (plus $10.00 optional LDW)!  After the initial 4 1/2 months, 'off season' rates apply.

Off Season Rates (offered between 11/1 and 5/31):

$40.00/month (plus $10.00/mo. optional LDW)


Group C Rates:

  • French Horn
  • Tenor Sax
  • Baritone Horn
  • String Bass (all sizes)
  • Bass  Clarinet

In Season Rates (offered between 6/1 and 10/31 only):

Get the first 4 1/2 months for $60.00 (plus $13.00 optional LDW)!  After the initial 4 1/2 months, 'off season' rates apply.

Off Season Rates (offered between 11/1 and 5/31):

$60.00/mo. (plus $13.00/month optional LDW)

* Please Note: Rates are subject to change without notice. Please call our music store to confirm our current rates.

"Thank you so much for all your help in renting a cello for my daughter Lily.  Your staff was patient, professional and kind, and made our cello rental a positive experience."

Tracy K.
Read More

"We recently rented a clarinet for my other daughter Jessica and the young man at your store is to be commended for excellent customer service skills.  Thank You."

Ana W.

"Blue Sky has been part of growing up for my kids.  We encouraged them to find their musical voice.  We have had children take guitar, drums, and voice at Blue Sky.

Edward M.
Read More