4 Reasons to Consider renting before purchasing
1) Changing their mind. Kids love music but not necessarily every instrument. Like a talent search, finding the right instrument for your child may take time. Especially if your child is a beginner, it’s more productive and economic to rent than buy. Your child will be motivated to practice on her/his own when he/she finds the right instrument
2) Start worry-free and then move up to high quality, costly instruments when your child is ready to make the commitment and invest in a chosen instrument(s). To the ears of the beginners, there is hardly any difference of sound quality among excellent and average instruments. Developing musical ears takes time. It’s like driving a car. The beginner drivers cannot tell the difference of driving experience between exotic sport cars or daily commute cars other than appreciating visual appearance. The beginners are better off with worry-free instrument.
3) Loosing re-sale value. With an exception to extremely high quality string instruments, nearly every instrument, especially brass and woodwind instruments, loose resale value drastically. Worse than used cars, if you decide to sell unwanted instruments, depending on condition and age, the price can easily drop to half or even more. Musical instruments are harder to sell because every individual’s music needs are different. By renting instrument, you save money with taking no risk.
4) Tustin Music provides rent-to-own program. For every instrument, you have the option to own. The actual price of purchase varies depending on the timing of your purchase. For instance a flute price is $ 300 if you buy today but will be $ 405 if you decide to buy it at the end of rental period that comes 27 months later. This means that you actually paid $ 20.25 per month to own the flute, which is still cheaper than average rental rate.